2009 Fair Results

Best in Fair Awards

Best in Fair Junior ($200 cash)

Decision making in the face of risk
     Student: Michael Feldman
     School: La Colina Junior High School

Best in Fair Senior ($200 cash)

The Effect of LED Wavelength on the Phototaxis of Artemia
     Student: Evan Lincoln
     School: San Marcos High School

Best in Division Awards

Junior Biological ($100 cash)

Which Way Is Up?
     Student: Sofia Lochner
     School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Behavioral ($100 cash)

Decision making in the face of risk
        Student: Michael Feldman
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Environmental ($100 cash)

Is There Plastic In Your Water?
        Student: Erendiz Tarakci
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Microbiological ($100 cash)

Spice It Up: The Effect of Spices on Bacteria
        Student: Miranda Ruth
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior Physical Science ($100 cash)

Clothing Material Matters
        Student: Eric Hauser
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Mechanical ($100 cash)

Machines In Your Motions
        Student: Caroline Vance
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Senior Life Science ($100 cash)

The Effect of LED Wavelength on the Phototaxis of Artemia
        Student: Evan Lincoln
        School: San Marcos High School

Senior Physical Science ($100 cash)

Overpowering Oysters: the Effect of pH on the Bending Moment of Oyster Shells
        Student: Ken Farris
        School: San Marcos High School

 

Special Awards

Air & Waste Management Association

Environmentally-related projects with conclusions/ recommendations for improving the environment. ($50 cash)
Solar Powered Electromagnetic Propulsion: Eco-Friendly Solution for the Existing Rail Infrastructure
        Student: Nicholas Vanhecke
        School: Santa Barbara Christian School

Electrolyze Your Life!
        Students: Robin Zelko , Samantha Flattery
        School: San Marcos High School

Up in Smoke, A Temporal Analysis of the Effect of Fireplace Smoke on Santa Barbara Air Quality
        Student: Anthony Granatelli
        School: Marymount School

GO WITH THE FLOW
        Student: Forbes Bainou
        School: La Colina Junior High School

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

 Best Junior Ecology Project ($50 cash)
Is There Plastic In Your Water?
        Student: Erendiz Tarakci
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Best Senior Ecology Project ($50 cash)
The Effect Of Lipophilic Chain Length of Detergents on Breaking Down Oil in Seawater
        Students: Kelly McKay , Jenise Fretz
        School: San Marcos High School

Will Winn Memorial Award

Inspiring Goleta Valley Junior High Students to Do Science ($25 cash)
You Can Lead a Person To a Door But You Can't Make Them Open It
        Student: Hannah Cruz
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Which Salt Works
        Students: Joaquin Arias , Rafael Perez
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Visualizing Sound
        Student: Malika Agrawal
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Crystallization of Epsom Salt
        Student: Leah Tiethof
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Goleta Water District

First Place - Regarding water resources. ($75 cash)
Is There Plastic In Your Water?
        Student: Erendiz Tarakci
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Second Place - Regarding water resources. ($50 cash)
The Impacts of Urbanization on a Local Stream
        Students: Justin Perocco , Jake Castellanos
        School: San Marcos High School

Third Place - Regarding water resources. ($25 cash)
Leaching, What's in Your Water?
        Student: Nimisha Shinday
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Cachuma Lake Nature Center Award

Relating to the Cachuma Lake watershed area ($50 cash)
The Impacts of Urbanization on a Local Stream
        Students: Justin Perocco , Jake Castellanos
        School: San Marcos High School

Plant Growth and Seed Germination
        Student: Aryanna Aronson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Association of Old Crows

Outstanding Project in Electronics or Computers ($50 cash)
Effects of Voltage and Concentration on the Fractal Dimension of Electrodeposited Copper Aggregates
        Student: Daniel Gay
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Make Your Own Guitar Pickup.
        Student: Michael Harris
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Southern California Chapter Award

Bioluminescence Lumination Lessens
        Student: Shaunessy Grant
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Independent Scientist Award

Which Way Is Up?
        Student: Sofia Lochner
        School: La Colina Junior High School