Winners

2017 Special Award Winners

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Will Winn Memorial Award

  Inspiring Goleta Valley Junior High Students to Do Science ($25 cash)
    (407) The Effect of Flour on the Rise of Bread
        Student: Alexandra Mora Leyva
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (504) Compound Bow VS Recurve Bow VS Longbow
        Student: Matthew Kleeburg
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (511) Is Premium Gas Worth the Extra Cash?
        Student: Teddy Fredeen
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (212) Eating Through the Week: The effect of time on food choice
        Student: Monserratt Carbajal
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Air & Waste Management Association

  Runner-up: Projects with recommendations for improving the environment ($25 cash)
    (307) Harvesting Atmospheric Water
        Student: Neve Greenwald
        School: La Colina Junior High School

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

  Outstanding projects with recommendations for improving the environment ($50 cash)
    (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

Independent Scientist Award

  Independent Scientist Award ($50 cash)
    (406) Can Mouthwash Kill Germs Better When Compared to Toothpaste
        Student: Audrey Fuette
        School: Solvang School

Association of Old Crows

  Outstanding Project in Electronics or Computers ($50 cash)
    (513) Diminishing Return Point for Multi-Threaded Computer Processor Performance
        Student: Nikhil Ograin
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (704) Motion Generator
        Student: Fernanda Barbosa
        School: Solvang School

Water Conservation Special Award

  Runners up for best project related to water resources, fresh water supplies, and water conservation ($100 cash)
    (302) Is solar desalination the key to future water production?
        Student: Emilee Doering
        School: La Colina Junior High School

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

  Best projects related to water resources, fresh water supplies, and water conservation ($300 cash)
    (307) Harvesting Atmospheric Water
        Student: Neve Greenwald
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Santa Barbara Audubon Society: The Joy Parkinson Award

  Best project relating wild birds, conservation, or ecology ($100 cash)
    (301) There's Nothing Fishy About Climate Change: Ocean Heating's Direct Effect On Abalone
        Student: Jordan Klanfer
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center

  Best Junior High Project in Natural History (Family Membership)
    (104) Can Juvenile Crayfish Combat Schistosomiasis?
        Student: Austin Roberts
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Best High School Project in Natural History ($100 cash)
    (804) How can adsorbent materials be utilized for pesticide elimination?
        Student: Isabella Hurvitz
        School: San Marcos High School

Outstanding Project in Physics, Electronics, or Computer Science

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

  Winner
    (706) The Effect of the Finger Angle and Counterweight on a Trebuchet's Launch Distance
        Student: Theodore Lysek
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit

  Best Project in Astronomy ($300 cash)
    (507) Can Light Curves Determine the Outcome of a Supernova
        Student: Thomas Radujko
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School