Winners

2017 Divisional Award Winners

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Junior High - Botany and Zoology Division

  Bronze Medal
    (101) Blinded by the Light: Artificial Light and its Effect on Frogs
        Student: Skye Dameron
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (106) What feed allows Broilers to gain the most weight?
        Student: Tessa Haws
        School: Solvang School

  Silver Medal
    (103) The Most Water Retentive Soil Combination That Can Support Life for the Alfalfa Plant
        Student: Noah Weitzel
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (102) Organic vs. Synthetic Fertilizers
        Student: Caitlyn Robinson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (104) Can Juvenile Crayfish Combat Schistosomiasis?
        Student: Austin Roberts
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (112) Where Does Kelp Go?
        Student: Sydney Carlson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (205) Synesthesia in Students
        Student: Mila Speer
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (206) How Smell Affects the Way a Person tastes Natural and Artificial Flavors
        Student: Dylan Bell
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (208) How Does the Use of Technology Affect Patience?
        Student: Nathaniel Soderman
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (213) Do Fans Distract in Volleyball?
        Student: Jasmine Rudd
        School: Vista de las Cruces School

    (216) The Nose Knows
        Student: Andrea Aguilar
        School: St. Raphael Elementary School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (215) Determinants of a Font's Readability
        Student: Andrew Qin
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (207) The Effects Of Multitasking On Test Scores
        Student: Zoe Flanagin
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (210) Do Optimistic and Pessimistic Views Differ from the Beginning and End of the School Week?
        Student: Erica Schenker
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (217) Typoglycemia: Fact or Fiction?
        Student: Paige Kieding
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Environmental Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (301) There's Nothing Fishy About Climate Change: Ocean Heating's Direct Effect On Abalone
        Student: Jordan Klanfer
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (306) Assessing air quality using sound
        Student: Shashank Thattai
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (304) A Comparative Study of Solar and Thermoelectric Power Generation.
        Student: Conley Ball
        School: Laguna Blanca School

    (309) The Effect of Treated Tap Water On Bean Plant Growth
        Student: Kellen Tressler
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (307) Harvesting Atmospheric Water
        Student: Neve Greenwald
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (303) Radon: The Silent Killer In Your House
        Student: Mia Chou
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (310) Valley Velocity
        Student: John Teel
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology Division

  Bronze Medal
    (402) Which Commonly Used Object Has The Most Bacteria Growing On It?
        Student: Andrew Douglas
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (413) How dDifferent Foods React with Different Levels of pH in Stomach Acid
        Student: Dylan Phillips
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (403) Is Sugar Free Really Glucose Free?
        Student: Camille Berger
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (408) Gel Electrophoresis: The DNA Tester
        Student: Lily Stevens
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (412) How Different Amounts of Running Affect pH Levels
        Student: Annabelle Tiller
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (401) Deadly Dyes: The Mutagenic Effects of Gentian Violet
        Student: Li Meinhold
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (404) Combinations of Antibiotics to Improve Selectivity of Antibacterial Activity
        Student: Suhanee Mitragotri
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (406) Can Mouthwash Kill Germs Better When Compared to Toothpaste
        Student: Audrey Fuette
        School: Solvang School

Junior High - Physics, Electronics, and Computer Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (505) Bowling Speed and Angles
        Student: Tyler Herzog
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (506) Nitrogen Vs Normal Air in Tires
        Student: Diego Buenrostro
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (508) The Effects of Wifi Signals When Sleeping
        Student: Volkan Ozten
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (513) Diminishing Return Point for Multi-Threaded Computer Processor Performance
        Student: Nikhil Ograin
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (502) Under Pressure
        Student: Zac Kurth
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (501) How Secure are Your Passwords?
        Student: Jonathan Weakliem
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (515) Determining Speed of Light in Corn Syrup Solutions
        Student: Rachel Lin
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (507) Can Light Curves Determine the Outcome of a Supernova
        Student: Thomas Radujko
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Mechanical and Earth Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (610) Sunscreen Effectiveness on UV Ray Penetration
        Student: Taylor Wilson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (612) What A Drag!
        Student: Dorienne Larbig
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (607) The Best Earthquake Foundation
        Student: Sophia Gunther
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (601) Up, Up, and Away! Which airfoil generates the most lift at subsonic speeds?
        Student: Joseph Macko
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (605) Propulsion Possibilities: Finding the Most Efficient Propellers for Nanobots
        Student: Jaden Notehelfer
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (609) The Effect of Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus Atlanticus) on High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
        Student: Wesley Lin
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Engineering Division

  Bronze Medal
    (705) Efficiency of Rocket Stoves
        Student: William Penkala
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (702) EcoRide
        Student: Foster Young
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (701) Wild Fire Wild Problem
        Student: Ava Cannizzaro
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (703) Fighting Fire with Sound
        Student: Trevor Hurvitz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Senior High - Senior Life Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (807) Bacterial Quantites Between High-end and Inexpensive Powder Makeup Foundations
        Student: Elizah Hernandez
        School: Santa Maria High School

  Silver Medal
    (806) Tau Be or Not Tau Be?
        Student: Katharine Newman
        School: San Marcos High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (803) A Test on the Biodegradation of Polystyrene Foam by Mealworms
        Student: Dominique Aranda
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (804) How can adsorbent materials be utilized for pesticide elimination?
        Student: Isabella Hurvitz
        School: San Marcos High School

Senior High - Senior Physical Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (903) The Effects of Blade Biomimicry on Power Production from Wind Turbines
        Student: Omar Mata
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Silver Medal
    (901) Is Particulate Matter a Problem in Santa Maria, CA?
        Student: Jennifer Hernandez-Mora
        School: Santa Maria High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (902) The Effect of UV light on the Production of Vitamin D3 in Cream
        Student: Catherine McQueen
        School: San Marcos High School