2016 Fair Results

Best in Fair Awards

Best in Fair Junior ($200 cash)

Blink! A Study of Blink Rates While Using Computer Devices With Different Screen Sizes
        Student: Gina Shapiro
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Best in Fair Senior ($200 cash)

A Role for Sox2 in the Development of Retinal Astrocytes
        Student: Sophia Qin
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

Best in Division Awards

Junior High - Botany and Zoology Division ($100 cash)

Blink! A Study of Blink Rates While Using Computer Devices With Different Screen Sizes
        Student: Gina Shapiro
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences ($100 cash)

Focus: The Effect of Media Multitasking on Memory
        Student: Rhea Kommerell
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Environmental Sciences ($100 cash)

Effect of Fire Retardant on Sea Monkeys
        Student: Ella Onishuk
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Junior High - Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology ($100 cash)

Disinfectants: Homemade vs Brand-Name Products
        Student: Lucy Golden
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Physics, Electronics, and Computer Sciences ($100 cash)

The Effect of Color on Heat Absorption
        Student: Bryan Shott
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Junior High - Mechanical and Earth Sciences ($100 cash)

How a Prosthetic Feels
        Student: Becky McKinny
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Junior High - Engineering Division ($100 cash)

Harnessing the Power of the Sun Using Solar Ovens
        Student: Andrew Salentine
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Senior High - Life Sciences ($100 cash)

A Role for Sox2 in the Development of Retinal Astrocytes
        Student: Sophia Qin
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

Senior High - Physical Science ($100 cash)

Is it Possible to Turn CO2 Waste into a Usable Product?
        Student: Amanda Roberts
        School: San Marcos High School

Special Awards

National Marine Sanctuary Recognition Certificate

National Marine Sanctuary Recognition Certificate
Is it Possible to Turn CO2 Waste into a Usable Product?
        Student: Amanda Roberts
        School: San Marcos High School

Wave Energy
        Student: Dominic Marchetti
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Will Winn Memorial Award

Inspiring Goleta Valley Junior High Students to Do Science ($25 cash)
Ambient Air Temperature and Swimming Performance
        Student: Henry Grant
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Do Emojis Influence the Portrayal of a Feeling in a Message?
        Student: Eliana Bohn
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

The Effect of Launch Angle on Distance Traveled
        Student: Chloe Lobdell
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Pollution Indoors vs. Outdoors
        Students: Genevieve Dean , Chloe Butler
        School: Vista de las Cruces School

Air & Waste Management Association

Best junior high projects with recommendations for improving the environment ($50 cash)
How Does Temperature Affect Solar Cells?
        Student: Toby Still
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Effects of Air Pollution on Solar Panel Light Absorbtion
        Student: Davis Reinhart
        School: Jonata School

Effect of Fire Retardant on Sea Monkeys
        Student: Ella Onishuk
        School: Santa Barbara Junior High

Best high school project with recommendations for improving the environment ($50 cash)
The Effect of Pollution on Foliose Lichen
        Student: Manuel Rolon-Osuna
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

Independent Scientist Award

Winner ($50 cash)
The Use of Ultrasound on Magnetic Bacteria for a Cancer Therapy
        Student: Zoe Geller
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Association of Old Crows

Outstanding Project in Electronics or Computers ($50 cash)
The Effect of Different Materials on RF Signal
        Student: Cooper Bohley
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High School

Santa Barbara Audubon Socienty: The Joy Parkinson Award

Best project relating to wild birds, conservation, or ecology ($100 cash)
A Test of Soap Effectiveness in Cleaning Oiled Bird Feathers
        Student: Dominique Aranda
        School: Pioneer Valley HS

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center

Best Junior High Project in Marine Sciences ($100 cash)
Can we Terra-Form Mars?
        Student: Katherine Tolles
        School: Laguna Blanca School

Best Project in Biophysics

Best Project in Biophysics ($100 cash)
Identification of a Transdifferentiation Regulating Gene in C. elegans
        Student: Chloe Glikbarg
        School: Dos Pueblos High School

Water Conservation Special Award

Runners-up for best project related to water resources, fresh water supplies, and water conservation ($125 cash)
Using the Venturi Effect to Help with California's Water Problems
        Student: Patrick Benz
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Valley Oak Crisis
        Student: Carter Stacy
        School: Dunn School

Best project related to water resources, fresh water supplies, and water conservationes ($250 cash)
Aeroponics: A More Efficient Way to Grow Plants?
        Student: Julia McEachen
        School: La Colina Junior High School

Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit

Best Project in Astronomy($150 cash)
Is it Possible to Turn CO2 Waste into a Usable Product?
        Student: Amanda Roberts
        School: San Marcos High School

Can we Terra-Form Mars?
        Student: Katherine Tolles
        School: Laguna Blanca School