Winners

2016 Divisional Award Winners

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Junior High - Botany and Zoology Division

  Bronze Medal
    (102) Lung Capacity in Athletes and Non-Athletes
        Student: Dylan Sager
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (107) Ambient Air Temperature and Swimming Performance
        Student: Henry Grant
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (101) Aeroponics: A More Efficient Way to Grow Plants?
        Student: Julia McEachen
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (104) Staying Alive - Can kids do CPR as well as adults?
        Student: El Simon
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (109) Blink! A Study of Blink Rates While Using Computer Devices With Different Screen Sizes
        Student: Gina Shapiro
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (103) Can we Terra-Form Mars?
        Student: Katherine Tolles
        School: Laguna Blanca School

Junior High - Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (205) The Affect of Choosing Random Numbers on People vs. Computers
        Student: Jake Ballantine
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (206) How Easy Is It For Someone To Change Your Mind? (Can You Be Swayed?)
        Student: Nathan Trujillo
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (208) Do Emojis Influence the Portrayal of a Feeling in a Message?
        Student: Eliana Bohn
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (216) Taste Perception
        Student: Lulu Dunaway
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (203) "Dad! Are You Listening?"
        Student: Danya Belkin
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (210) Heart Rate Decreases by a 'Woof' or a 'Neigh': How Therapeutic Animals Lower Heartrates
        Student: Kara Boger
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (212) Effect of Being a Musician on Sensitivity to Frequency
        Student: Talia Honikman
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (214) Gender Stereotypes
        Student: Coraline Crannell
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (201) Focus: The Effect of Media Multitasking on Memory
        Student: Rhea Kommerell
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (207) Synesthesia and Creativity
        Student: Kris Boris
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (209) Is Smiling Contagious?
        Student: Cuyler Lusk
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (217) Reading Emotions In The Eyes: Kids vs. Adults
        Student: Lily Purvis
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Junior High - Environmental Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (305) The Effect of 'Going Green' on the Environment
        Student: Arisa Waters
        School: Dunn School

    (309) The Effects of Adding A Pump to a Solar Distiller
        Student: Sierra Thomas
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (313) Containment of Enteric Fermentation: Hydroponic Greenhouse Grazing
        Student: Jessica Uyeno
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (310) Wave Energy
        Student: Dominic Marchetti
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (304) How Does Temperature Affect Solar Cells?
        Student: Toby Still
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (312) Effects of Air Pollution on Solar Panel Light Absorbtion
        Student: Davis Reinhart
        School: Jonata School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (301) What's The Coolest Turf?
        Student: CJ Rodriguez
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (303) Increasing the Useful Lifetime of Solar Panels
        Student: Josh Benson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (314) Effect of Fire Retardant on Sea Monkeys
        Student: Ella Onishuk
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Junior High - Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology Division

  Bronze Medal
    (410) Does UV light effect color deterioration in artwork?
        Student: Maya Panizzon
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (405) The Effects of Spices on Bacteria
        Student: Marlee Stout
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (420) What Do Sponges, Toilets, and Phones Have In Common?
        Student: Andrea Aguilar
        School: St. Raphael Elementary School

  Silver Medal
    (401) Fuel of the Future: Converting Sugar to Alcohol
        Student: Marc McClure
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (406) Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS)
        Student: Sloane Dickens
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (412) crystal crack
        Students: Jessica Pelonis , Avenlea Mcgraw
        School: Vista de las Cruces School

    (409) Effect of Electricity in Salt Water on Metal Corrosion Rates
        Student: Mason Haggerty
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (402) Disinfectants: Homemade vs Brand-Name Products
        Student: Lucy Golden
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (407) Material Testing for 3D Printed Prosthetics
        Student: Natalie McCaffery
        School: Laguna Blanca School

    (403) Are Cool Magnets More Attractive?
        Student: Danial Pirooz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (408) The Use of Ultrasound on Magnetic Bacteria for a Cancer Therapy
        Student: Zoe Geller
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Physics, Electronics, and Computer Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (502) Fast & Accurate - Which Sensor is the Best?
        Student: Pratik Gupta
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (501) Virtual Nanorganisms. Which Way?
        Student: Andy Nguyen
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (503) Electrons Be Free!
        Student: Luke Mullen
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (506) Spray Bottle Science
        Student: Isabella Macioce
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (504) The Effect of Color on Heat Absorption
        Student: Bryan Shott
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Mechanical and Earth Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (603) The Effect of Launch Angle on Distance Traveled
        Student: Chloe Lobdell
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (601) Sound Waves in Fire!
        Student: Natalie Sigurdson
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (602) How a Prosthetic Feels
        Student: Becky McKinny
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Engineering Division

  Bronze Medal
    (704) Audio Games For The Blind
        Student: Isaiah MacCuish
        School: Jonata School

    (705) GOT-BOT
        Student: Braedan Kennedy
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (703) Murkiness Measured in a Shoebox
        Student: Malvina Clavering
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (706) Harnessing the Power of the Sun Using Solar Ovens
        Student: Andrew Salentine
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (702) Using the Venturi Effect to Help with California's Water Problems
        Student: Patrick Benz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Senior High - Senior Life Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (806) Does Playing Video Games Affect Your Heart Rate?
        Student: Elizabeth Bautista Lopez
        School: Santa Maria High School

    (805) The Effect of Pollution on Foliose Lichen
        Student: Manuel Rolon-Osuna
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Silver Medal
    (801) Identification of a Transdifferentiation Regulating Gene in C. elegans
        Student: Chloe Glikbarg
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

    (813) The Effects of Temperature on Planarian Worm Regeneration
        Students: Kelsey Warren , Amanda Herbst
        School: San Marcos High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (812) A Role for Sox2 in the Development of Retinal Astrocytes
        Student: Sophia Qin
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

    (808) Bioremediation: The Effect of Oil-eating bacteria on Elodea canadensis
        Student: Juan Lara De Nova
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (811) Will a Super Sugar Revolutionize Cellular Therapies for Blindness?
        Student: Serena Soh
        School: Cate School

Senior High - Senior Physical Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (902) A Study of the UV Blocking Ability of UPF Rated Shirts
        Student: Zaid Khan
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Silver Medal
    (904) Which Model Works Best?
        Student: Tyler White
        School: Santa Maria High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (905) Is it Possible to Turn CO2 Waste into a Usable Product?
        Student: Amanda Roberts
        School: San Marcos High School