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2012 Divisional Award Winners

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Junior High - Junior Biological Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1112) Fibonacci Florets
        Student: Fiona Chandrasekaran
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1103) The Strength of Balance
        Student: Kaylia Grant
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1109) Does Age Affect Hoof Growth?
        Student: Francesca Sheld
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1113) Detecting Emotion with Infrared
        Student: Rio Salazar
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (1107) What are your Plants Growing For?
        Students: Christopher Wong , Ethan Edney
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1111) Rainbow Sandcastles
        Student: Natalie Musick
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1108) Aerobic Vs. Anaerobic: Effect On Weight Loss
        Student: Angela Gladkikh
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1101) Exploring the Relationship Between Fingerprints and Toeprints
        Student: Daniela Gottesman
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1116) pH effects on Brine Shrimp
        Student: Peach Gerthoffer
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Behavioral Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1209) So That's What They Look Like
        Student: Michelle Blum
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1223) What Compliments Your Learning Style?
        Student: Sierra Wang
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1203) Music and Math
        Student: Daisy Scott
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1216) How Does Age Affect Honesty?
        Student: Conrad Kuklinsky
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1224) Battle Of The Sexes
        Student: Helena Boelcke
        School: La Cumbre Jr. HS

  Silver Medal
    (1212) 3D Remembrance: Picture vs. Model
        Student: Jenny Jang
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1211) Sensitivity to Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
        Student: Eli Wopat
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1205) Hawaii v.s New York/Nutritional Differences
        Student: Audrey Baldwin
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1217) That's Uncanny! Gender in the Uncanny Valley
        Student: Megan McQueen
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1222) The Effect of Age on Ability to Predict Personalities by Analyzing Handdwriting
        Student: Kally Zheng
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1201) Can Girls Correctly Identify the Difference Between Real and Fake Smiles?
        Student: Brenda Pack
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1213) The Effect of Gender and Profile Picture on Popularity of Fake Facebook Accounts
        Student: Anna Brewer
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1207) The Correlation between Brain Dominance and the Introvert/Extravert Personality Trait
        Student: William deBruynKops
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Junior High - Junior Environmental Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1304) The Effect of Water Quality on California Horn Snails Found in the Carpinteria Salt Marsh
        Student: Jacques Jougla
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

    (1315) Energy Efficiency Based on Driving Style in an Electric Vehicle
        Student: Noah Zisser
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1311) Packaging Comparison: Traditional vs. Compostable
        Student: Avery Sorenson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (1312) The Algae Option - Environmentally Beneficial Options To Grow Algae For Biodiesel Production
        Student: Phillip Hicks
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1314) Filtering Gray Water
        Student: Yoon Suk Kang
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1309) Internal Global Combustion Warming Engine
        Student: Louisa Vanhecke
        School: Santa Barbara Christian School

    (1313) Bio-Frienly Ant Repellant
        Student: Austin Ambrose
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1302) Do Plants Make Fish Healthier?
        Student: Devon Block-Funkhouser
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Microbiological Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1401) The Effect of Environmental Conditions on Mold Growth
        Student: Natalie Mohr
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1408) The Effect of Pectinase on Apple Juice Production
        Student: Dustin Oakes
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1407) The Impact of Consumer Traffic on Bacterial Growth in Food Establishments
        Student: Sam Majewski
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (1406) Organic vs. Non-Organic!
        Student: Lourda Weger
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1403) The Effect of Chloropropham on Potatoes
        Student: Claire Benhayon
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1402) Algae vs. Pollution
        Student: Ashley Cocklin
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Mechanical Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1611) Potato Cannon Ballistics
        Student: Hayden Lafond
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1614) Drag vs Sail Capacity
        Student: Jodie Jacobs
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1609) Torque vs Towing Power
        Student: Daniel Erlach
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1608) The effect of Micro-fluidic Channel Designs on Water Diffusion
        Student: Cooper Johnson
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (1613) Electromagnetism
        Student: K.C. Egger
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1620) All Fuels Are Not Created Equal
        Student: Jesse Feinstein
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1606) Effect of the Base Size on Column Strength
        Student: Nico Poirier
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1612) Ducted Propeller Efficiency
        Student: Jennifer Zurlinden
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1610) The Suffocating Snorkel
        Student: Natasha Lethaby
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1602) The Effect of Hull Shape on a Ship's Efficiency
        Student: Nicholas Katzer
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1621) Bananas to Biofuel: Meeting the energy needs of Africa
        Student: Brandon Dutcher
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1615) Sudoku.exe
        Student: George Hutchinson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Junior Physical Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1519) The Concussion Factor
        Student: Christopher Costantino
        School: Laguna Blanca School

    (1525) Predictability of Tides
        Student: Maisie Schulman
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1502) Effects of Temperature on Resistance
        Student: Amin Mazooji
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1523) Is it possible to get past an infrared camera, if so how?
        Students: Emily Imperato , Erin Magoun
        School: La Cumbre Jr. HS

  Silver Medal
    (1517) Heat, Light, and Glowsticks
        Student: Ryan Radujko
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1501) Experimenting with a Kelvin Electrostatic Generator
        Student: Yahya Al Sabeh
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1511) The Effect of Reverberation On the Volume of Sound Waves
        Student: Maxwell Anhalt
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1516) Conservation of Angular Momentum and Its Effects on Ice Skating Spins
        Student: Zachary Wells
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1521) The Violin Sound Post
        Student: Colin Aziz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1509) What causes the most Vitamin C loss: water solubility or heat?
        Student: Siena Applebaum
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1507) The Effects of Different Exposures on Paint
        Student: Christopher Robinson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1518) The Effect of Frequency on CPU Energy Usage
        Student: John Grosen
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1504) Can't Touch This
        Student: Sarah Douglas
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Senior High - Senior Life Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (2703) How Does Ultra Violet Light Affect the Survival Rate of Water Borne Bacteria
        Students: Emerson Pizzinat , Colin Gleason
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2706) How Does Horses' Feeding Process Effect The Amount of Cribbing
        Students: Madeline Frohling , Frances Kuesis
        School: San Marcos High School

  Silver Medal
    (2702) Tubercle Tones
        Students: Pei-en Yang , Elizabeth Villanueva
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (2705) The Effect of Isolating and Varying Dosages of Nutrients on a Plant's Lifecycle and Growth
        Student: Emily Velez
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (2709) The Shocking Truth
        Student: Nicholas Mayner
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2701) Are the Wetlands Working? The Effect of the Goleta wetlands on the bacteria in the Goleta Slough.
        Student: Owen Lincoln
        School: San Marcos High School

Senior High - Senior Physical Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (2802) How does temperature affect amount of light emitted by luminol reaction?
        Students: Mariya Korostil , Megan Masini
        School: San Marcos High School

  Silver Medal
    (2801) Power Hour
        Students: Melissa Garcia , Sharmaine Pasion
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (2805) How Temperature Alters Conductivity
        Students: Dan Roman , Zachary Bordofsky
        School: San Marcos High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (2803) Preventing Hill Slope Soil Erosion
        Student: Marianna DaRos
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.