SOUTH VALLEY SCIENCE FAIR RECOGNITION

High School

Physics
First Annie Rickard “The Effect of a Swimmer’s Height on the Length of Their Dive”
Second Matthew Marcotullio “Investigating the Relationship Between Tire Pressure and Vehicle Efficiency”
Third Collin Moosman “The Efficiency of Playing Soccer on Different Surfaces”

Chemistry
First Maddie Hagen “Chemical Reactions of Ultraviolet Beads”
Second Valerie Doan “Which Is Better at Neutralizing Acid Reflux?”
Third Claire Murphy “Science of Calorimetry”

Engineering/ComputerScience/Math
First Renee Bostak “The Making of My Electrocardiogram”
Second Abhas Rajhans “Building and Testing a Gel Electrophoresis Chamber
Third Robert Walker “Building a Working Supercomputer: An Experiment in Parallel Processing”

Biology
First Grace Chapman “How Sleep Time and Caffeine Affect Reaction Time”
Second Hannah Selby “The Effect of Water Content on Plant Growth”
Third Aidan Tacklind “Smoking, Is it Worth It?”

Behavioral Science
First Blake Mercurio “The Effect of Exercise on Memory”
Second Ali Rastbaf “Does Music Affect Typing?”
Third Crystal Li “Leading Lies”

Middle School

Chemistry
First Diya Kandhra and Nikoo Shahab “A Duel Between Fuels”
Second Danya Balagopal “Adsorptive Effects of Pyrolized Oryza Sativa Hull Pellets, Moringa Seed Kernels and Vetiveria Zizanoides Roots on Reducing Iron, Copper, and Turbidity of Ground Water in Morgan Hill, CA
Third Jake Lemieux “Reactive Electrolytes: Positive or Negative?”

Computer Science/Math/Engineering
First Kaden Roschuk “Popsicle Bridges”
Second Adam Mayberg “Donut Cone”
Third Daegen Thomas “Screen Fade Program”

Biology
First Ayana Wilmot “Determination of Photosynthesis Capacity of Lichen in Mars-like Conditions”
Second Katerina Ruiz and Gelasia Tiwana “Feeling Sick?”
Third Natalie Austin “Algae Growth in River Water in Different Light”

Behavioral Science
First Kristabel Chaisson “Battle of the Sexes—Solve the Rubik”
Second Tejal Oza “Chromebook Watching Experiment”
Third None

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