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RUSD Science & Engineering Fair

 
On February 9, 2017 students from across RUSD were honored for their excellent science projects.
 
RUSD Science Fair participants

 
 
Two days prior, UC Riverside professors and grad students were judging student projects on the UCR campus, in the 25th year of this extraordinary partnership between university and school district. Our video cameras were on hand to capture all the action.  
 
 
 
 
 
                       An RUSD student discusses her science project with UCR judges
 
RUSD Science & Engineering Fair 2017 Winners
 
Congratulations to all of our winners and to all the students who submitted projects. Winners will go on to the Riverside County-wide competition.
 

Primary Grades (K-3)

Bronze

Bryant

Chelsea Linehan

Which Fluid Dissolves Egg Shells Fastest

Rivera

Danielle Lerma

Smelly Hockey Gear

Silver

Franklin

Aiden Pianalto

Does the percent of homemade compost change how plants grow?

Franklin

Hank Jennings

Does Temperature Affect How Fast a Venus Flytrap Can Close Its Traps?

Gold

Beatty

Emily Manalo

Saving Water is Important

Bryant

Henry Rogers

Ramp to Collision


RUSD Science Fair participants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elementary (Grade 4-5)

Elementary Sweepstakes

Franklin

Tanmayi Kademani

Maya Kademani

Stream Vital Signs – The Impact of Urban Runoff on Alessandro Arroyo Creek

 

Biology Animals/ Other Kingdoms

Bronze

Woodcrest

Michael Petrick

The 5 Second Rule

Silver

Bryant

Isabella Evans

Mold, Mold is All Your Fault

Gold

Castle View

Gavin Sparks

Does Eating A Multivitamin Every Day Help a Fruit Fly Live Longer?

 

Chemistry

Bronze

Lake Matthews

Abigail Turley

“Let’s Get Salty”

Silver

Mt. View

Patrick Pascual

Electrolytes

Gold

Hawthorne

Julia Garcia

Fruit and Veggie Power

 

Consumer Science

Bronze

Rivera

Truman Potochny

What Materials Will Block Wifi Signals

Silver

Franklin

Cierra McKown

Germs, Germs, Go Away

Gold

Taft

Kaila Enriquez

What Cup Makes Your Drink Stay Warm Longer?

 

Earth Science and Environmental Education

Bronze

Washington

Isabel Yrungaray

Sofia Cisneros

Is Riverside Soil Ideal for Plants?

Silver

Washington

Benjamin El Fattal

Which Soil Erodes the Easiest?

Gold

Franklin

Tanmayi Kademani

Maya Kademani

Stream Vital Signs – The Impact of Urban Runoff on Alessandro Arroyo Creek

 

Engineering

Bronze

Kennedy

Eleyna Cartwright

The Juke Box

Silver

Lake Matthews

Cayden Patel

Hovercraft: Which base material hovers the Longest?

Gold

Washington

Adam Yrungaray

Boat Science: Which Hull Shape is Faster?

 

Physics

Bronze

STEM Academy

Nathan Lee

Cooking Color: How Does Color Affect Heat in a Solar Oven?

Silver

Magnolia

Greyson Tunison

Flexing the Muscle of Electromagnets

Gold

Kennedy

Iris Hyon

Cannonballs of Catastrophe

 

 

Junior Division (Grade 6 – 8)

Junior Sweepstakes Award

Riverside Virtual School

James Fagan

A Study of Aerodynamic Variables on Ducted and Non-ducted Propulsion Fans

 

Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics

Bronze

Miller

Nathan Pietrantonio

Hydraulics Versus Pneumatic

Silver

Miller

Rami Ratl Mrad

How Does Fin Size Affect the Fight of a Bottle Rocket?

Gold

Riverside Virtual School

James Fagan

A Study of Aerodynamic Variables on Ducted and Non-ducted Propulsion Fans

 

Applied Mechanics and Structures

Bronze

Riverside STEM Academy

Hedy Bian

How Does the Shape of a Building Affect How Well it Resists P-Waves?

Silver

Miller

Joanne Teh

The Effects of Using Different Eco-Friendly Additives to Make Casein Plastic

Gold

Kennedy

Jack Jennings

The Effect of Bridge Design on Weight Bearing Capacity and Structural Efficiency

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Bronze

Hawthorne

Fernando Capacete

The Effect of Music on Memory

Silver

Gage

Lauren Wiley

Music and the Brain

Gold

Magnolia

Grace Carter

How Sense Deprivation Effects Balance

 

  

Chemistry/Biochemistry/Molecular

Bronze

Gage

Allisonn Manley

Sense of Cooking

Silver

Miller

Lindsey Stumpf

The Sodium By-CAR-Bonator

Gold

Miller

Jacob Bright

Melting Synthetic Plastics to Determine Melting Rates and HeatResistance

 

Electronics and Electromagnetics/Mathematics and Software

Bronze

Hawthorne

Tai Hoffman

Which Fruit Produces Most Electricity

Silver

Kennedy

Lucas Behnke

Optimal Spacing for a Magnetic Linear Particle Accelerator

Gold

Miller

Jonathan Xu

Analysis of Maze-Solving Algorithms

 

Environmental Engineering/ Environmental Science

Bronze

Gage

Liam Moreno

Which Lawn Absorbs the Most Heat and What Lawn Absorbs the Least?

Silver

Castle View

Jessica DuCasse

Ease on Down the River

Gold

TWO WINNERS

Riverside STEM Academy

Anna Yrungaray

How Does the PH of Ocean Water Affect the Mass of Oyster Shells?

Riverside STEM Academy

Ian Bachant

Effects of Soil Minerals on Water Retention

 

Mammalian Biology/Zoology

Bronze

Riverside STEM Academy

Gabriel Thompson

Pump it Up: The Effects of Exercise on Blood Pressure

Silver

Gage

Michelle Routier

Does Eye Color Affect Your Vision?

Gold

Gage

Aryana Klawitter

Kathryn McVeigh

Does Eye Color Determine the Efficiency of Sight?

 

Microbiology

Bronze

Riverside STEM Academy

Preethila Zaman

How will the Intensity of UV Light Affect the Number of Bacteria Killed?

Silver

Earhart

Bronte Neal

Do Essential Oils have Antibacterial Properties?

Gold

Miller

Jacob Petrick

“Colony Corners” Bacteria at School

 

 

Physics and Astronomy

Bronze

Gage

Miranda Flores

And

Melanie Herrera

Can an Egg Float?

Silver

Beatty

Anthony Lopez

Earth’s Natural Power

Gold

Bryant

Adam Meyer-Rieth

Magnetic Superstrength

 

Plant Biology

Bronze

Miller

Jason Zenarosa

The Effect of Supplemental Carbon Dioxide on the Growth Rate of Algae

Silver

Riverside STEM Academy

Clayton Walker

Will Aerated Compost Makes Pot Marigold Grow at a Faster Rate Than Vermi Compost

Gold

Riverside STEM Academy

Lily Oglesby

How Does Plant Growth Vary Between Martian and Earth Soils?

 

Product Science (Physical)

Bronze

Miller

Carey Yoon

Wood Vs. Pasta – London Bridge is Falling Down

Silver

Kennedy

Pierson Holguin-Baltazar

Are You Asthmatic? Breathe Better, Be Healthier With I-Screen Filter for Windows

Gold

Miller

Lily Fitzharris

Stop The Burn

 

Product Science (Biology)

Bronze

Gage

Aryan Patel

Which Popcorn Brand Pops the Best?

Silver

Miller

Makayla Zamora

Dog Digestion

Gold

Fremont

Angelina Granados

Hope for Diabetics

 

 

Senior Division Awards

Senior Division Sweepstakes Winner

King

Ester koh

Sucrose Efflux Mediated by SWEET Proteins as a Crucial Aid for Whitefly Feeding

 

Applied Mechanics and Structures/  Electronics and Electromagnetics/ Mathematics and Software

Bronze

Ramona

Haylee Meissner

 

Does the instrument being played affect how long note can be held?

Silver

North

Kimberly Stahovich

Using Machine Learning to Predict Insulin Needs in Type One Diabetics

Gold

King

Edward Koh

Designing Molecular Machines: Molecular Fingerprinting to find Kinematophores

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Bronze

Ramona

 

Malia Magbual Kasandra Orozco

How does a customers makeup affect the amount of Sephora employee interaction?

Silver

North

 

Michelle Wang

Digital versus Paper: Which one serves as a better form of standardized testing?

Gold

King

Rufina Joung Audrey Yao

A Study of the Impact of Leading Questions of Racial Dynamics on Responses

 

Chemistry

Bronze

Poly

Caroline Cooper

Canned vs. Frozen vegetables, Which One Is Healthier?

Silver

Poly

Gwyneth Hernandez

Know H2O: How Heat Affects the Release of Antimony into Bottled Water

Gold

King

Connor Brock
Sarah Ann Frank

Photoreduction of Cr(VI) Utilizing Titanium Dioxide Catalyst and UV-Irradiation

 

Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Science

Bronze

North

Colin Hendry
Jeremy Perlstein

Effects of Shade Balls on Water Evaporation

Silver

King

Sadaf Kadir

The Effect of Urban Runoff on the Salinity and Water Quality of Lake Elsinore

Gold

Riverside STEM Academy

Ian Hughes
Sam Gleason

 

California Tide Pools:  Environment in Crisis? 

Mammalian Biology and Zoology

Bronze

Ramona

Bryan Nieto
Oscar Tafolla

What is the effect of different size soccer balls have on a player's’ ability?

Silver

Ramona

Nicolas Vazquez
Benjamin Heiser

What is the effect of fatigue on basketball free throw percentage?

 

Gold

Riverside STEM Academy

Sonali Bhakta

 

The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury on Vascular Structure in Male Versus Female

 

Microbiology

Bronze

Poly

Kaitlyn Monto
Melanie Farnum

What Will Affect the Growth of Algae?

Silver

North

Christiphor Herrin

The Effectiveness of Natural Antibiotic Substances on E. coli S. Epidermidis

Gold

Poly

Adam Adaskaveg

Justin Bartlebaugh

 

Overcoming Limitations of a New Biofungicide for Widespread Use in Agriculture

 

Physics and Astronomy 

Bronze

King

Ishan Modi

The Effects of Moving Magnets on a Magnetic Field

Silver

North

Nicholas Willis

Conservation of energy throughout the duration of a Gauss rifle

Gold

Poly

Joshua Vargas

Color and Heat

 

Plant Biology

Bronze

Poly

Sara Yusi
Saidah Villalobos

How Does Microwave Radiation Affect Different Organisms?

Silver

Poly

Coen Sovine

Plants In Buckets

Gold

King

Ester koh

Sucrose Efflux Mediated by SWEET Proteins as a Crucial Aid for Whitefly Feeding

 

 

 

Biochemistry / Molecular Biology, Toxicology

Bronze

Poly

Kelsey Chamberlain

Effect of Sun Protectants on U.V. Exposed Bacteria

Silver

Two Winners

Riverside STEM Academy

Nadine Khalil

 

Oil Spills: The Effect on Sea Life

King

Maanasi Kademani

Plant Based AChE Inhibitors vs. Drug AChE Inhibitors for the Treatment of AD

Gold

King

Yushan Su

 

Developing a Rapid Root Transformation Method for Oryza sativa using Agrobacteri

 

 



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