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Congratulations to Science Fair Winners


UC Riverside Congratulates Winners of the Riverside Schools Science and Engineering Fair

Scientists Celebrate Winners who Advance to Regional Competition

(March 21, 2003)

Lauren Garcia, grade 6, of Hawthorne Elementary School, received awards from UC Riverside in environmental sciences and mechanical engineering.

Lauren Garcia, grade 6, of Hawthorne Elementary School, received awards from UC Riverside in environmental sciences and mechanical engineering.

The University of California, Riverside campus community congratulates the winners of the 15th Annual Riverside Unified School District Science and Engineering Fair, who were selected on March 12.

Students received awards sponsored by UC Riverside, Riverside Public Utilities and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The Riverside Unified School District also selected nominees to advance to the Inland Science and Engineering Festival scheduled for April 22 and 23 in San Bernardino. Winners of that competition will advance to the state science fair in Los Angeles scheduled for May 19 and 20.

UC Riverside faculty and graduate students were among those judging about 150 entries ranging from grades 2 to 12. Science and engineering fair projects covered areas such as earth sciences, biology, behavioral and social sciences, engineering, medicine and health, and zoology. Event sponsors’ representatives Susan Rainey, superintendent of the Riverside Unified School District; Steven Angle, Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside; and Mark Matsumoto, associate dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside gave keynote speeches.

Students are identified by student name, grade, school and project title.

Sponsored Awards – Includes awards presented by UC Riverside’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, the Bourns College of Engineering, Riverside Public Utilities and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Student NameGradeSchoolTitle of Project
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences - Presented by Donald Cooksey, executive associate dean.
Biology

Elementary Division

Chelsea Salazar-Slover

5

Rivera Elementary School

The Effect of High Intensity Light on Vision

Junior Division

Candace Garcia

7

Earhart Middle School

How Do Spectrum Light Waves Work on Plants?

Senior Division

Hippolyte Goux

9

 

 

Entomology

Zarah Zohlman

9

Poly High School

Adaptive Behavior in the Argentine Ant

Sarah Trumble

10

North High School

It doesn’t Take a Rocket Scientist to See That Rocket Fuel is Hazardous. (an examination of the effects of Perchlorate on groundwater)

Jennifer Walker

10

North High School

House Fly Chemoreceptors and the Response to Various Concentrations of Sugar

Gamma Sigma Delta-Agricultural Honors Society at UC Riverside

Elementary Division

Jacob Ritter

3

Rivera Elementary School

Stored Energy in Nuts

Junior Division

Meghan Doiron and Kathy Carlson

7

Earhart Middle School

Can Pole Bean Seeds Grow Without All Their Parts?

Senior Division

Geraldine Lim

9

Poly High School

Do Microorganisms in the Soil Affect the Germination of Seeds and Growth in Plants?

Environmental Sciences

Elementary Division

Riley Pate

5

Liberty Elementary School

Following the Rain

Junior Division

Lauren Garcia

6

Hawthorne Elementary School

Can Sea Water Be Made Into Fresh Water?

Botany and Plant Sciences

Senior Division

Luke Penn-Hall

Grade 9

North High

Transpiration

Junior Division

Tricia Turton

Grade 6

Victoria Elementary

Which Way?

Physical Sciences

Elementary Division

Gabriella Quintero

2

Grant Elementary School

What Shape is the Strongest?

Junior Division

Jana Morrison

7

Earhart Middle School

Star Shift (measuring the distance of stars using parallax)

Senior Division

Lakin Saucedo

11

Poly High School

Solar Power

Bourns College Of Engineering – Presented by Associate Dean Mark Matsumoto
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Weinstein

9

Poly High School

The Effect of Different Pool Covers on the Temperature of Swimming Pools

Computer Science
Natalya Kostandova

9

North High School

Empirical Comparison of Sorting Algorithm Process on Major Operating Systems

Electrical Engineering

Tyler Hungerford

7

Earhart Middle School

With Which Type of Battery do Toys Run Longest?

Mechanical Engineering

Lauren Garcia

6

Hawthorne Elementary School

Can Sea Water be Made Into Fresh Water?

Riverside Public Utilities – Presented by Michael Bacich, senior programs and services representative

Water

Junior Division

Allyssa Jones

5

Taft Elementary School

H2O, Tap, Filtered, Bottled

Senior Division

Anurag Sridharan

10

North High School

What Factors Affect the Strength of an Electromagnet?

Electrical

Junior Division

Jeffrey Watson

4

Taft Elementary School

What Factors Affect the Strength of an Electromagnet?

Senior Division

Kevin Aceves

9

Poly High School

Germinating in Front of the TV

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Presented by Daniel Schlenk, professor of ecotoxicology

Anurag Sridharan

10

North High School

Phosphorous in Lake Elsinore

Nominees to the Inland Science and Engineering Fair

Elementary Division

Jamie Thompson

5

Grant Elementary School

Pollution Makes Waves

Thanh Pham

4

Jackson Elementary School

Which Potato Plants Will Grow Faster?

Riley Pate

5

Liberty Elementary School

Following the Rain

Karl Marrett

4

Magnolia Elementary School

Chemical Properties of Disappearing Ink: How Does It Work?

Alex Rodriguez

5

Magnolia Elementary School

Does Temperature Affect the Bounce of a Golf Ball?

Addison Morse

6

Magnolia Elementary School

Get Brighter?

Chelsea Salazar-Slover

5

Rivera Elementary School

The Effect of High-Intensity Light on Vision

Benjamin Weise

6

Rivera Elementary School

What Affects Diffusion in Water?

Jeffrey Watson

4

Taft Elementary School

What Factor Affect the Strength of an Electromagnet

Charisse Garrido

5

Taft Elementary School

Does the Color of a House Affect the Temperature Inside?

Allyssa Jones

5

Taft Elementary School

H2O-Tap, Filtered, Bottled

Kyle Muller

4

Victoria Elementary School

Squeaky Clean Pennies

Erin Blevins

5

Victoria Elementary School

The Last Curl

Kiyoshi Simon

6

Victoria Elementary School

Parachute Science

William Badarak

6

Victoria Elementary School

Nap Time

Junior Division

Ashley Adkins and Nicole Rappaport

7

Earhart Middle School

Gotcha’ Did We Catch You?

Tyler Hungerford

7

Earhart Middle School

With Which Type of Battery do Toys Run Longest?

Janna Morrison

7

Earhart Middle School

Star Shift?”

Aiden Aceves

7

Gage Middle School

A Rose by Any Other Name…. The Science of Decision Making

Senior Division

Brandyn Thomas

10

Arlington High School

Caffeine and Memory

Kingshuk Mukherjee

10

Arlington High School

The Effect of Water Pollution on the Development of Bullfrogs

Jamie Buster and Jennifer Tures

9

Martin Luther King Jr. High School

Do You Remember?

Kristiana Erthner and Stephanie Karas

9

Martin Luther King Jr. High School

Test Taking Ability in Elementary Boys and Girls

Hippolyte Goux

9

North High School

Cutaneous Microbial Antibiosis in the Salamanden Ensatine E. Klauberi

Natalya Kostandova

9

North High School

Empirical Comparison of Sorting Algorithm Process on Major Operating Systems

Luke Penn-Hall

9

North High School

Transpiration

Sophia Chang

10

North High School

Base or Acid

Gary Liu

10

North High School

Aiginate Mix and Term

Sarah Nothnagel

10

North High School

Do Acids in Sodas Weaken Orthodontic Bonds?

Anurag Sridharan

10

North High School

Phosphorous in Lake Elsinore

Andrina Tran

10

North High School

How can the Molecular Weight of an Unknown Protein be Determined?

Sarah Trumble

10

North High School

It Doesn’t Take a Rocket Scientist to Know that Rocket Fuel is Hazardous

Jennifer Walker

10

North High School

House Fly Chemoreceptors and the Response to Various Concentrations of Sugar

Rachel Weinstein

9

Poly High School

The Effect of Different Pool Covers on the Temperature of a Swimming Pool

Zarah Zohlman

9

Poly High School

Adaptive Behavrior in the Argentine Ant

Rebekah Silva

9

Poly High School

The Effects of Weight Training and Aerobic Exercise on Body Measurements

Anita Phatak

11

Poly High School

Can Candles Measure Oxygen Levels?

Jennifer Tippie

11

Poly High School

Dreams

Sarah Watrous

11

Poly High School

Dreams

Best in Grade

Level 1

Caitlin Swafford

1

Taft Elementary School

Watering Plants

Level 2

Rebecca Brady

2

Rivera Elementary School

 

Level 3

Alora Jones

3

Taft Elementary School

Energetic Pinwheels

Best in Show

Primary Division

Alora Jones

3

Taft Elementary School

Energetic Pinwheels

Elementary Division

Erin Blevins

5

Victoria Elementary School

The Last Curl

Junior Division

Aiden Aceves

7

Gage Middle School

A Rose by Any Other Name…. The Science of Decision Making

Senior Division

Natalya Kostandova

9

North High School

Empirical Comparison of Sorting Algorithm Process on Major Operating Systems

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