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2019 Special Award Winners

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Complementary admission to one MITEF Event

  Certificate for student and chaparone
    (805) An Investigation of Tooth Decay Caused By Various Sodas
        Student: Carissa Freeman
        School: Righetti High School

    (801) Development of New Methods to Defeat Bacterial Infections
        Student: Elias Bazan
        School: San Marcos High School

    (803) Superiority in Grip Strength: Athletes or Non-athletes?
        Student: Julia Vargas
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (802) Gassy Plants: How does the Type of Plant Affect the Quantity of Ethanol It Can Yield?
        Student: Dylan Sager
        School: San Marcos High School

    (901) Calculating the Total Number of Disposable Water Bottles Sold in my Community
        Student: Akemi Karamitsos
        School: Righetti High School

    (903) A Study of Particulates Emitted from Printers
        Student: Mia Placencia
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (807) The Effects of UV Radiation on Caenorhabditis Elegans Growth Rate
        Student: Li Meinhold
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

    (808) The Effects of Non-Mendelian Gentics
        Student: Taekyeong Jeong
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

    (804) Micro-particulates found on California Beaches
        Student: Brandon Espiritu
        School: Righetti High School

    (806) A Study of the Public Perception of Nutrition and Health
        Student: Naomi Mau
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (902) The Effectiveness of Nanoparticle Sunscreen vs Chemical-based sunscreens against UV Rays
        Student: Ivan Aguilar
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

    (904) Using The Venturi Effect to Optimize The Efficiency of an Air Conditioner
        Students: Patrick Benz , Andrew Frohling
        School: San Marcos High School

Will Winn Memorial Award

  Inspiring Goleta Valley Junior High Students to Do Science ($25 cash)
    (305) Effect of Water Acidity on Shell Dissolution
        Student: Julian Choi
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (110) Effect of Grooming on a Horse's Heart Rate
        Student: Clara Rickey
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (213) Is one type of illusion more deceiving than others?
        Student: Sabrina Valerjev
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

    (223) The Effect of Color on the Flavor of Ice Cream
        Student: Morgan Parisse
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Air & Waste Management Association

  Outstanding projects with recommendations for improving the environment ($75 cash)
    (310) The Final Straw
        Student: Romy Greenwald
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (903) A Study of Particulates Emitted from Printers
        Student: Mia Placencia
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

Independent Scientist Award

  Independent Scientist Award ($50 cash)
    (504) How Does the Density of Wood Affect the Frequency of Vibrations?
        Student: Thomas Chase
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Award for quality in data collection

  Award for Quality in Data Collection ($50 cash)
    (310) The Final Straw
        Student: Romy Greenwald
        School: La Colina Junior High School

    (807) The Effects of UV Radiation on Caenorhabditis Elegans Growth Rate
        Student: Li Meinhold
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

    (112) How Temperature Affects the Expression of a Jellyfish Glow Gene
        Student: Kylie Rameson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Association of Old Crows

  Outstanding Project in Electronics or Computers ($50 cash)
    (507) Most Effective Coilgun
        Student: William Shen
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Water Conservation Special Award

  Runners up for best project related to water resources, fresh water supplies, and water conservation ($200 cash)
    (302) Impact of Rainfall on Groundwater Well Salinity and Water Level
        Student: Margherita Scussat
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Best projects related to water resources, fresh water supplies, and water conservation ($300 cash)
    (313) Greywater vs. Cleanwater
        Student: Holly Hadsall
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Santa Barbara Audubon Society: The Joy Parkinson Award

  Best project relating wild birds, conservation, or ecology ($100 cash)
    (310) The Final Straw
        Student: Romy Greenwald
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Research in Health Award

  Research in Health Award ($200 cash)
    (409) Where Are the Most Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria?
        Student: Brianna Julio
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center

  Project displaying best climate literacy ($50 cash)
    (109) The Effect of Water Temperature on Phytoplankton
        Student: Stella Reid
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

  Best project integrating multiple disciplines ($50 cash)
    (709) Solar Powered Evaporative Cooled Doghouse
        Student: Jemma Helzer
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Best in Innovation - Runner up (Family membership)
    (503) Fruits as Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
        Student: Alison Togami
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

  Best in Innovation ($100 cash)
    (904) Using The Venturi Effect to Optimize The Efficiency of an Air Conditioner
        Students: Patrick Benz , Andrew Frohling
        School: San Marcos High School

Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit

  Best Project in Astronomy ($300 cash)
    (501) Light Pollution vs. Pleiades Star Cluster
        Student: Aidan Mullen
        School: La Colina Junior High School