Winners

2018 Divisional Award Winners

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Junior High - Botany and Zoology Division

  Bronze Medal
    (108) Monarch Caterpillars and Their Food
        Student: Jack Peterson
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (102) Indigenous Microorganisms
        Student: Jonathan Britton
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (110) The Effects of Drought on Starch Production
        Student: Lilandra Isaacs
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (101) Swimmers Vs. Singers Pulmonary Functions
        Student: Rachel Rabinowitz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (104) The Effect of Albuterol, Atorvastatin & Erythromycin on the Lifespan of Cae
        Student: Ryan Belkin
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (204) HR and VR: The Effect of Virtual Reality on Heart Rate
        Student: Anisa Saleh
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (206) Gaming Preferences
        Student: Jade Hjelstrom
        School: Vista de las Cruces School

    (214) The Relationship Between Font Preference and Personality Type
        Student: Isabella Valentine
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (209) Which Age Group Is More Susceptible To Peer Pressure?
        Student: Manuela Flores
        School: Solvang School

  Silver Medal
    (205) The Effect of Gender Stereotypes on How People Remember a Story
        Student: Katherine Casey
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (218) DO SMELLS AND COLORS AFFECT MEMORY?
        Student: Migle Janusonis
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (201) Reward vs Punishment: Who Scored Better?
        Student: Anna Lucia Muņoz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (215) how sleep deprivation impacts students' memory
        Student: Hanna Beck
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (208) The Effects of Signage
        Student: Vivian Avila
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (207) Branding and its effects on Consumer Choices and Satisfaction
        Student: Antonio Cortijo Rodgers
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Environmental Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (306) How Fertilizer Affects Algae Growth in Creek Water
        Student: Orion Norris
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (304) Water Purification by Solar-Powered Distillation
        Student: Calvin Weimbs
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (301) Reducing Soil Erosion with Different Types of Plants
        Student: Haley Buttimer
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (303) Effect of Pollution on Sea Life
        Student: Andre Battle
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (305) Going Up In Flames: Soil Bacteria
        Student: Shreya Rajappa
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (308) Nanotechnology and Oil Spills
        Student: Isabella Moore
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (307) Acid Rain & The Food On Your Table
        Student: Sofia Wallace
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology Division

  Bronze Medal
    (402) What Works? Natural and and Synthetic Medicine vs E.Coli
        Student: Lorelei Geyer Lamb
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (405) Temperature Takedown
        Student: Liana Erenberg
        School: Dunn School

    (414) The New Penicillin: How Can the Virus, T4R, be used to Effectively Eliminate the Bacterium, E. Coli
        Students: Audrey Fuette , Andrew Bunke
        School: Solvang School

  Silver Medal
    (401) Using Daphnia to detect water safety
        Student: Nikhil Gupta
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (403) The Growth of Plants Using Diferente Types of Fertilizers
        Student: Korina Jimenez
        School: Solvang School

    (419) Water Desalination And It's Power
        Student: Arjun Gunda
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (416) How do we resemble our parents?
        Student: David Taekyeong Jeong
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (411) The Vinegar Effect: Cancer Cure?
        Student: Kaia Moehlis
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (409) A Quantitative Analysis of the Effect of Additives on Various Crystal Structures, Lattices, and Phys
        Student: Athena Wigo
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (408) How Much Bacteria Is On Your Reusable Bag?
        Student: Lily Landeros
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Physics, Electronics, and Computer Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (501) Can You Hear Me Faster? Environmental Effects on the Speed of Sound
        Student: Taryn Sager
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (510) When Does It Makes Sense to Pay for High-Priced Disposable AA Batteries?
        Student: Ryan Wiedermann
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Silver Medal
    (504) How Wing Angle Affects the Lift and Drag of Paper Airplanes
        Student: Ian Larkin
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (502) The Association Between Cybersecurity Knowledge and Password Strength
        Student: Gavin Jimerson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (508) How fast is the universe expanding?
        Students: Devin Ross , Sadie Stout
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Mechanical and Earth Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (606) Concussion
        Student: Timo Williamson
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (601) A Better Backpacking Stove
        Student: Jacob Snodgress
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (605) Erosion and the Effect of Floods on our Valley
        Student: Zefa Tullis - Thompson
        School: Dunn School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (604) Can natural fibers replace carbon fibers in composite materials?
        Student: Marc Brown
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (602) Feel the Burn: The Effects of Fabric Softener on Flammability
        Student: Courtney Kelly
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Engineering Division

  Bronze Medal
    (711) How does aerodynamics impact the performance of a rocket?
        Student: Tsering Hauenstein
        School: Dunn School

    (707) Games For The Limbless
        Students: Noah Ovesen , Ben Watkins
        School: Solvang School

  Silver Medal
    (701) Simple Circuits for the Undeveloped
        Student: Kai Edick
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (710) Creating Biofuel from Used Food Products
        Students: Haley Ellis , Ben Webber
        School: La Colina Junior High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (702) Plastic Ocean Comotion
        Student: Jillian Avila
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (709) How To Make Effective Rocket Fuel at Home
        Students: Jacob Mansbach , Eric Larson
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

    (706) Comparing Models of the Howe Truss and Pratt Truss Bridges
        Student: Ben Bailey
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Senior High - Senior Life Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (803) Harmful Algal Blooms of Phytoplankton in the Santa Barbara Channel
        Student: Natalie McCaffery
        School: Laguna Blanca School

    (804) A Quantitative Study of Bacteria in Makeup Applicators
        Student: Elizah Hernandez
        School: Santa Maria High School

  Silver Medal
    (801) How Do Commercials Affect Heart Rate
        Student: Martha Perez
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (802) The Role of Opsins in the Detection of Bitter Taste
        Student: Jennifer Soh
        School: Cate School

Senior High - Senior Physical Sciences Division

  Bronze Medal
    (901) A Comparison of Wind Turbine Sound Levels Produced by Various Biomimicry Designed Blades
        Student: Naomi Mau
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Silver Medal
    (902) An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Human Hair Hygrometers
        Student: Mia Placencia
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (905) A Study of the Effectiveness of Commercially Available Soil Erosion Control Products
        Student: Isabella Blanco
        School: Santa Maria High School

Senior High - Engineering Division

  Bronze Medal
    (1003) Acoustic Interface for Body Resonance Music
        Student: Anjali Thakrar
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

  Silver Medal
    (1002) Optimizing Microwave Field Profile for a Quantum Sensor
        Student: Jacob Kim-Sherman
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (1001) Predicting Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan Using Multivariate Regression and Time Series Analysis
        Student: Leo Glikbarg
        School: Dos Pueblos High School