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2011 Divisional Award Winners

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Junior High - Junior Biological Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1107) The Effects of Nitrogen on Plants
        Student: Derek Zylstra
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1103) Quenching the Thirst of our World
        Student: Anthony Burre
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1109) Vermicompost: Where Should It Range On The pH Scale?
        Student: Alexis Villa
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (1104) A Mathematical Analysis of Logarithmic Spirals in Nautilus Pompilius Shells
        Student: Caroline Gay
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1114) The Effects of Monster and Coke on Plants
        Student: Anthony Spann
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1106) The Effect of Seed Mass on Plant Mass
        Student: Gavin Poe
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1108) The effect of heat on Eisenia Fetida's reproduction
        Student: Carina Schipper
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1115) the effect of plant density on plant growth
        Student: Cayley Boyd
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1110) The Leading Causes of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers
        Student: Mark Raphael
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Behavioral Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1205) How the Tempo of Music Affects Test Scores
        Student: Kalina Burns
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1203) Which is Remembered More Easily, Looks or Smells?
        Student: Hannah Ross
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1204) Does iPod Use Cause You To "Pump Up The Volume"?
        Student: Emily Janée
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1213) Decision Factors in the Adoption of Solar Energy Systems
        Student: Saville Bloxham
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (1220) Effect of Paper Color on Reading Comprehension
        Student: Lauren Sousa
        School: La Cumbre Jr. HS

    (1214) Does Age Affect Lookism?
        Student: Claire Casey
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1210) What's Your Impression?
        Student: William Belfiore
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1212) Calculating Beauty: Is Beauty Mathematically Predictable
        Student: Courtney Miller
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1201) Picture This!
        Student: Ami Thakrar
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1202) The Effect of Age, Sex, and Resistance to Peer Pressure on Conformity.
        Student: Roshni Kumar
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1206) Technology: Could it Compromise Human Memory?
        Student: Devon Anable
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1211) Reactions Based On Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
        Student: Elizabeth Nevins
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1222) Junior High Students' iPod Use: Awareness, Practice, and Attitudes
        Student: Tony Oliverio
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Environmental Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1306) Oil Cleaners
        Student: Nicholas Cleland
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1304) The Effects of Temperature on the Rate of Decomposition
        Student: Andrea Fairfield
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1303) Can solar energy be used to purify polluted or salty water to make it safe to drink?
        Student: Crystal Sterken
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (1302) BioDegradation
        Student: Louisa Vanhecke
        School: Santa Barbara Christian School

    (1305) Oil Sorbents And Their Effect On Marine Spills
        Student: Dylan Butler
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1315) Mycelium Biological Filter
        Student: Nicholas Schultz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1301) Warm vs. Worm: Yogurtland, Lazy Acres or Bamboo Studios
        Student: Stevie O'Connor
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1313) Is Your Dirt Healthy? The Effect of Additives on the Microbial Balance in Soil
        Student: Talia Cohen
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1312) Plants and Their Environment
        Student: Michael Aling
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1317) Greywater vs. Tap Water
        Student: Monica Criley
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Microbiological Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1410) Colored Lights' Effect on Bacteria Growth
        Student: Roma Forest
        School: Kermit McKenzie Jr. HS

    (1404) The Effect of Air Fresheners on Plants
        Student: Ella Stimson
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (1406) How Clean is Your Lettuce?
        Student: Emily Velez
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1411) Eliminating Bacteria on a Kitchen Sponge
        Student: Chloe Shott
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1402) Plaque's Preference: Effect of sucrose,honey and sucralose on growth of streptococcus mutans
        Student: Lianne Sturgeon
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1401) Evaluation of Different Antibodies for HER-2 Neu Status in Breast Cancer
        Student: Diana Pasternak
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1405) Effect of Altering pH on Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria Relating to Antibiotic Resistance
        Student: Allison Malone
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Mechanical Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1619) Capture the Wind
        Student: Liam Hogan
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1605) Does the angle of a plane wing affect it's overall drag
        Student: Franz Hampp
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1618) Electro-Magnetism
        Student: Nadia Khammash
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1616) The Effect of Nose Cone Shape on a Rocket's Flight Plan
        Student: Nathan Owens
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (1601) Ducted Fans Versus Propellers
        Student: Jonathan Hartley
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1620) Effective Speaker Variations
        Student: Maya Hashimoto
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1604) The Effect of Wheel Diameter on Car Speed
        Student: Brian Su
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1608) Lift Force of an Airfoil
        Student: Giulia Castleberg
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1612) The Effect of Lift on Angle of Attack.
        Student: Zachary Frontado
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1610) Going Green Has Never Been So Hot: Geothermal Energy and the Peltier Effect
        Student: Margaux Shraiman
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1609) The Helmet Crisis: Do Helmets Effectively Protect the Brain?
        Student: Timothy Heiduk
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1617) How to Maximize the Ability of a Solar Thermal Fluid Heater
        Student: Ethan Brier
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Physical Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1514) Building a Better Rainbow
        Student: Forrest Brewer
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1519) 22 Caliber Ballistics
        Student: Max Davis
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1502) Nanoparticles, Magnetism, and Ferrofluids
        Student: Edoardo Kaplan
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1525) Too Hot to Handle
        Student: Brodie Calleri
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1523) which sweetener is sweetest?
        Students: Samantha Golden , Rachel Connally
        School: La Cumbre Jr. HS

  Silver Medal
    (1513) How much do doors dampen sound?
        Student: Christopher Bohn
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1504) The Kastle-Meyer Test
        Student: Isabella Franco
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1508) The Affect of Salt Water on Ice Water
        Student: Morgan Koontz
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1517) Forensic Science: Does a Little Spatter Matter?
        Student: Juliette Kojima
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1512) Wind Energy
        Student: Emily Stevens
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1526) Save Your Skin, Save Your Money
        Student: Megan Bergthold
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1506) The Science of Blood Splatter Analysis
        Student: John Ryan
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1501) How Much Ultraviolet Light Do Certain Materials Reflect?
        Student: Mirra Tubiolo
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1507) How pH Effects Steel
        Student: Jessica Brest
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1503) The Effects of Electrode Length on Regenerative Fuel Cells
        Student: Sean Estabrooks
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1511) The Effect of Viewpoint Separation on Stereopsis
        Student: Andy Hunter
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1518) Calcium Killer
        Student: Veronica Villarreal
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Senior High - Senior Life Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (2702) Hydrophonic Footprint
        Students: Jennifer Atmaja , Melissa Tinoco
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (2705) Water Purification Using Sea Shells
        Student: Julia Pilkington
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.

  Silver Medal
    (2704) Fuel Moisture Content: Does it Affect a Plant's Flammability?
        Students: Kevin Hempy , Josh Chittick
        School: San Marcos High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (2701) Is it a new species?
        Student: Elizabeth Garfinkle
        School: Garden Street Academy

Senior High - Senior Physical Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (2801) Ocean Power
        Students: Tiffany Rios , Tamara Mau
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Silver Medal
    (2807) Divide and Conquer
        Student: Mary Lou Bailey
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (2802) How do various electrolytes, polyatomic/monatomic, affect the efficiency of algae based batteries?
        Students: Sofia Lochner , Caroline Vance
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2804) Simulating Effects of Bond Vibrations on Heat Capacity of a Gas
        Student: Michael Feldman
        School: Dos Pueblos High School