2011 Fair Results

Best in Fair Awards

Best in Fair Junior ($200 cash)

Picture This!
        Student: Ami Thakrar
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Best in Fair Senior ($200 cash)

Is it a new species?
        Student: Elizabeth Garfinkle
        School: Garden Street Academy

Best in Division Awards

Junior Biological ($100 cash)

The Leading Causes of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers
        Student: Mark Raphael
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Behavioral ($100 cash)

Picture This!
        Student: Ami Thakrar
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Environmental ($100 cash)

Is Your Dirt Healthy? The Effect of Additives on the Microbial Balance in Soil
        Student: Talia Cohen
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior Microbiological ($100 cash)

Evaluation of Different Antibodies for HER-2 Neu Status in Breast Cancer
        Student: Diana Pasternak
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Physical Science ($100 cash)

The Science of Blood Splatter Analysis
        Student: John Ryan
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Mechanical ($100 cash)

How to Maximize the Ability of a Solar Thermal Fluid Heater
        Student: Ethan Brier
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Senior Life Science ($100 cash)

Is it a new species?
        Student: Elizabeth Garfinkle
        School: Garden Street Academy

Senior Physical Science ($100 cash)

Simulating Effects of Bond Vibrations on Heat Capacity of a Gas
        Student: Michael Feldman
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

Special Awards

Santa Barbara Audubon Socienty Award

Winner ($50 cash)
Greywater vs. Tap Water
        Student: Monica Criley
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Best Project Relating to the Cachuma Lake Watershed Area

Winner ($25 cash)
Hydropower: Energy of the Future
        Student: Connor Everman
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Fuel Moisture Content: Does it Affect a Plant's Flammability?
        Students: Kevin Hempy , Josh Chittick
        School: San Marcos High School

Outstanding project relating to pharmacy, medicine or healthcare

Winner ($25 cash)
Evaluation of Different Antibodies for HER-2 Neu Status in Breast Cancer
        Student: Diana Pasternak
        School: La Colina Junior High School

The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Lactobacillus Acidophilus, When Placed in an Acidic Enviroment
        Student: Sean Strong
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Best Projects in Santa Barbara County in the Fields of Ecology or Botany

Honorable Mention ($25 cash)
The Effect of Air Fresheners on Plants
        Student: Ella Stimson
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High Schooll

the effect of plant density on plant growth
        Student: Cayley Boyd
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Winner ($50 cash)
Fuel Moisture Content: Does it Affect a Plant's Flammability?
        Students: Kevin Hempy , Josh Chittick
        School: San Marcos High School

Air & Waste Management Association

Environmentally-related projects with conclusions/ recommendations for improving the environment. ($50 cash)
How do various electrolytes, polyatomic/monatomic, affect the efficiency of algae based batteries?
        Students: Sofia Lochner , Caroline Vance
        School: San Marcos High School

Evaluation of Different Antibodies for HER-2 Neu Status in Breast Cancer
        Student: Diana Pasternak
        School: La Colina Junior High School

How to Maximize the Ability of a Solar Thermal Fluid Heater
        Student: Ethan Brier
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Diluting a Harbor Spill
        Student: Jake Pighetti
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Outstanding Project in Computer Science or Information Technology

Winner ($100 cash)
Divide and Conquer
        Student: Mary Lou Bailey
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Best Junior Ecology Project ($50 cash)
Oil Sorbents And Their Effect On Marine Spills
        Student: Dylan Butler
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Best Senior Ecology Project ($50 cash)
Is it a new species?
        Student: Elizabeth Garfinkle
        School: Garden Street Academy

Will Winn Memorial Award

Inspiring Goleta Valley Junior High Students to Do Science ($25 cash)
Does iPod Use Cause You To "Pump Up The Volume"?
        Student: Emily Janée
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

The Effects of Temperature on the Rate of Decomposition
        Student: Andrea Fairfield
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

The Effect of Wheel Diameter on Car Speed
        Student: Brian Su
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Calculating Beauty: Is Beauty Mathematically Predictable
        Student: Courtney Miller
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Water Resources Special Award

Winner - Regarding water resources. ($200 cash)
Water Purification Using Sea Shells
        Student: Julia Pilkington
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.

Greywater vs. Tap Water
        Student: Monica Criley
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Runner Up - Regarding water resources. ($150 cash)
Fuel Moisture Content: Does it Affect a Plant's Flammability?
        Students: Kevin Hempy , Josh Chittick
        School: San Marcos High School

Can solar energy be used to purify polluted or salty water to make it safe to drink?
        Student: Crystal Sterken
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Honorable Mention ($100 cash)
Hydrophonic Footprint
        Students: Jennifer Atmaja , Melissa Tinoco
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

Plants and Their Environment
        Student: Michael Aling
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Best Project in Marine Science

Runner Up
Shifting Sand
        Students: Diego Almanza , Bryan Briones
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Winner ($100 cash)
Hydrophonic Footprint
        Students: Jennifer Atmaja , Melissa Tinoco
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

Association of Old Crows

Outstanding Project in Electronics or Computers ($50 cash)
Ocean Power
        Students: Tiffany Rios , Tamara Mau
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

The Effects of Electrode Length on Regenerative Fuel Cells
        Student: Sean Estabrooks
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Independent Scientist Award

Winner ($50 cash)
Diluting a Harbor Spill
        Student: Jake Pighetti
        School: La Colina Junior High School