2012 Fair Results

Best in Fair Awards

Best in Fair Junior ($200 cash)

Sudoku.exe
        Student: George Hutchinson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Best in Fair Senior ($200 cash)

The Shocking Truth
        Student: Nicholas Mayner
        School: San Marcos High School

Best in Division Awards

Junior Biological ($100 cash)

Exploring the Relationship Between Fingerprints and Toeprints
        Student: Daniela Gottesman
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior Behavioral ($100 cash)

That's Uncanny! Gender in the Uncanny Valley
        Student: Megan McQueen
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Environmental ($100 cash)

Internal Global Combustion Warming Engine
        Student: Louisa Vanhecke
        School: Santa Barbara Christian School

Junior Microbiological ($100 cash)

Algae vs. Pollution
        Student: Ashley Cocklin
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior Physical Science ($100 cash)

Can't Touch This
        Student: Sarah Douglas
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior Mechanical ($100 cash)

Sudoku.exe
        Student: George Hutchinson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Senior Life Science ($100 cash)

The Shocking Truth
        Student: Nicholas Mayner
        School: San Marcos High School

Senior Physical Science ($100 cash)

Preventing Hill Slope Soil Erosion
        Student: Marianna DaRos
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.

Special Awards

Outstanding Project Relating to Pharmacy, Medicine or Healthcare

Winner ($50 cash)
What causes the most Vitamin C loss: water solubility or heat?
        Student: Siena Applebaum
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School


Evaluation of Ummunohistochemical Markers for Early Detection of Cervical Cancer
        Student: Jack Palmer
        School: La Colina Junior High School

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

Honorable Mention ($33 cash)
Fibonacci Florets
        Student: Fiona Chandrasekaran
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Native Plant Restoration and Its Effect On Insect Population
        Student: Aniela Bordofsky
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Preventing Hill Slope Soil Erosion
        Student: Marianna DaRos
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.

Will Winn Memorial Award

Inspiring Goleta Valley Junior High Students to Do Science ($25 cash)
3D Remembrance: Picture vs. Model
        Student: Jenny Jang
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Sensitivity to Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
        Student: Eli Wopat
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Atmopheric Glow
        Student: Jade Day
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

The Effect of Too Many Pitches Too Soon
        Student: Travis Craven
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Best Project in Astronomy

Winner ($50 cash)
Studying unstudied star clusters -- finding age and distance
        Students: Nolan McCarthy , Marcus Campbell
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Independent Scientist Award

Winner ($50 cash)
Optical Properties of Transparent Crab Shell
        Student: Vinura Hareen Wijesinghe
        School: Bishop Garcia Diego H.S.

Association of Old Crows

Outstanding Project in Electronics or Computers ($25 cash)
Electromagnetism
        Student: K.C. Egger
        School: La Colina Junior High School

How Temperature Alters Conductivity
        Students: Dan Roman , Zachary Bordofsky
        School: San Marcos High School

Air & Waste Management Association

Environmentally-related projects with conclusions/ recommendations for improving the environment. ($50 cash)
Slick Detector
        Students: Megan Handley , Renee Handley
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Can Lenses Help Solar Cell Efficiency?
        Student: Nathan Bornfreund
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Tubercle Tones
        Students: Pei-en Yang , Elizabeth Villanueva
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

Bananas to Biofuel: Meeting the energy needs of Africa
        Student: Brandon Dutcher
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Santa Barbara Audubon Socienty Award

Winner ($50 cash)
Tubercle Tones
        Students: Pei-en Yang , Elizabeth Villanueva
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Runner-up Junior Ecology Project ($20 cash)
Optimum pH for Romaine Lettuce Growth
        Student: Grace Pizzinat
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Best Junior Ecology Project ($30 cash)
Butterflies and Climate Change
        Student: Dunbar Mecklin
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Best Senior Ecology Project ($50 cash)
Are the Wetlands Working? The Effect of the Goleta wetlands on the bacteria in the Goleta Slough.
        Student: Owen Lincoln
        School: San Marcos High School

Outstanding Project in Computer Science or Information Technology

Winner ($100 cash)
Sudoku.exe
        Student: George Hutchinson
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Best Project in Marine Science

Junior High Winner
Rainbow Sandcastles
        Student: Natalie Musick
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Senior High Winner ($100 cash)
Are the Wetlands Working? The Effect of the Goleta wetlands on the bacteria in the Goleta Slough.
        Student: Owen Lincoln
        School: San Marcos High School

Water Resources Special Award

Winner - Regarding water resources. ($200 cash)
How Does Ultra Violet Light Affect the Survival Rate of Water Borne Bacteria
        Students: Emerson Pizzinat , Colin Gleason
        School: San Marcos High School

Filtering Gray Water
        Student: Yoon Suk Kang
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Runner Up - Regarding water resources. ($150 cash)
Are the Wetlands Working? The Effect of the Goleta wetlands on the bacteria in the Goleta Slough.
        Student: Owen Lincoln
        School: San Marcos High School

What's In Your Water?
        Student: Gregory Andaloro
        School: La Colina Junior High School