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2015 Divisional Award Winners

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Junior High - Botany and Zoology Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1102) Sugar Content in Bananas Over Time
        Student: Emmi Wyttenbach
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1112) The Correlation of Height, Weight, Age, Gender and Years of Playing to the Speed of a Tennis Serve
        Student: Claire Stotts
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (1106) An Equine's Hoof
        Student: Isabella Sabino
        School: Laguna Blanca School

    (1103) The Evapotranspiration of Different Types of Plants
        Student: Marlen Valle
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1110) Fava Bean Plants
        Student: Ella Grabenheinrich
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1105) Fingerprint Traits and Genetics
        Student: Riley Svensson
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1101) The Affects of Chemically Altered Water on Grass Growth
        Student: Hannah Sugano
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1109) How Does the Age of Athletes Affect Heat Dissipation
        Student: Ally Garza
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1108) The Effect of Nail Polish on Nail Growth
        Student: Jennifer Quito Alvarez
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Junior High - Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1210) Buy This! How User Reviews Influence Purchase Decisions
        Student: Leo Glikbarg
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1205) Supertaskers: Who they are, How to identify them, and Why they are important
        Student: Claudia Brewer
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1215) Subconscious Perception
        Student: Aidan Strong
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (1204) CheckMate
        Student: Anjali Thakrar
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1208) Jump Scares - How Do They Change Your Beat?
        Student: Sofia Markiewicz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1216) What's Your Reaction Time?
        Student: Michael Chung
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1214) can a dog reduce a adults or a kids stress rate more?
        Student: gabby minier
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1209) The Art of Praise
        Student: Michelle Qin
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1220) The Placebo Effect
        Student: Emily Cummings
        School: Dunn School

    (1217) Birth Order Effects on Leadership
        Student: McKenna Grant
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1211) Effects of Inaudible Sounds on Memory Performance
        Student: Jacob Kim-Sherman
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Environmental Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1303) A Sea Change: How Ocean Acidification Affects Shell Mass
        Student: Sydney Fry
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1313) The Effect of Ocean Acidification on Seashells
        Student: Jaden Power
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (1307) The Water Catcher
        Student: Jennifer Soh
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1310) Effects of Iceplant on Soil PH and Temperature
        Student: Emma MacArthur-Warner
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1301) What does it take to make clean water in a contaminated world?
        Student: Isabella Hurvitz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1302) Extracting Nitrates From Water
        Student: Allison Chung
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1308) Earthquakes and Soil
        Student: Abigail Chapman
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1402) Speed it up! Keep your health in check
        Student: Mariana Mezic
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1412) Algae Biofuel
        Student: Ethan Kahn
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1410) "Can" You Get Rid of Germs?
        Student: Greyson Dunn
        School: Laguna Blanca School

  Silver Medal
    (1404) Bacteria: Resising Medicine
        Student: Cassie Julio
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1413) The Effects of Caffeine on Lung Capacity
        Student: Amanda Jo Soderman
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1401) What's In Your Water Bottle?
        Student: Catherine McQueen
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1408) Science Fair Investigation
        Student: Lachlan Signa
        School: Dunn School

    (1418) The Effect of Ibuprofen on Physarum Polycephalum
        Student: Bailey Steelman
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1416) The Effect of Food Preservation Methods on the Enzyme Catalase
        Student: Joe Debruynkops
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1417) In Search of BPA
        Student: Chloe Mauceri
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Junior High - Mechanical and Earth Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1602) Sail vs. Sail
        Student: Christopher Kayda
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1609) How Center of Gravity Effects the Takeoff Distance of an Airplane
        Student: Alexander Baldwin
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (1603) Taming The Waves
        Student: Alex Guadagno
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1610) How Differently Tapered Nose Cones Affect Rocket Aerodynamics
        Student: Jake Spencer
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1604) Tsunami Hits California
        Student: Ryan Lehman
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1611) Cool Tool (Solar Powered Fridge)
        Student: Tayla Beauchesne
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Physics, Electronics, and Computer Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1504) Low Cost Rocket Fuels
        Student: Jake Trimble
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (1509) Energy Used by Light Bulbs Intermittently
        Student: Alexa Hellman
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (1512) Does age affect perceived video smoothness?
        Student: Jasper vanderMeulen
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (1511) The Effect of Common Materials as Dielectrics in a Radio
        Student: Miles Kretschmer
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1506) Flame War
        Student: Lance Brown
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1502) Eye Cue
        Student: Liana Mueller
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (1507) A Computer Program for Counting Particle Trails
        Student: Paul Grosen
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Senior High - Senior Life Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (2703) Natural Killer's E.Coli's Enemy
        Student: Amanda Hayes
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2720) Radiation Dosage During Fluoroscopy Procedures
        Students: Megan Hullander , Emily Imperato
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2710) Be Clean and Be Green
        Student: Angelika Pasion
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Silver Medal
    (2712) Are Colored Overlays OVER-rated?
        Student: Teagan Ellsworth
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (2705) Staph Attack! A Quantitative Study of the Relative Bacterial Levels of Bathroom Surfaces
        Student: Patricia Bergstrom
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (2719) Musical Heart Rates: A Quantitative Study of the Effect of Music on Heart Rate
        Student: Trevor Neri
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (2702) Does Brine Impact the Survival of the Tigriopus Californicus Copepod
        Student: Spencer Wood
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2704) Is Sugar Killing You? -The Effects of Sugar And Aspartame On the Longevity Of C.elegans
        Student: Eveline Mayner
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2706) Apoptosis in Drosophila Germline Stem Cells
        Student: Megan Handley
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

    (2714) What About The Little Guys?
        Student: Danielle Cadena
        School: Righetti High School

Senior High - Senior Physical Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (2802) The Effects of Varying levels of Zinc Oxide upon Ultraviolet Ray Penetration
        Students: Miles Cole , Adam Fuller
        School: San Marcos High School

  Silver Medal
    (2801) Extracting Water From the Atmosphere Using the Thermoelectric Efect
        Student: Savannah Benz
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2806) UV the Judge
        Student: Cynthia Rodriguez
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (2803) Fecal Matters: Using Wastewater in a Microbial Fuel Cell
        Student: Gabriela Goldberg
        School: San Marcos High School

    (2804) Discovering New Worlds at Home
        Student: Zoe Reifel
        School: San Marcos High School