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UPDATE: 2018 Science Fair Winners!
Posted on 03/26/2018
UPDATE: 2018 Science FairRUSD and Riverside County's 2018 Science Fair are in the books and here is the list of students and projects that advanced to the county competition, as well as those the Gold Medalists that advance to State! We will keep updating this page any students who win state or the national competition. Stay tuned!





 

 2018 County Science and Engineering Fair Medal Recipients

 

 

First Name

 

School

Award

 

Andrew

 

Ramona HS

 

 

Bronze

 

Allison

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Bronze

 

Grace

 

Matthew Gage MS

 

Bronze

 

Aiden

 

Taft ES

 

 

Bronze

 

Crystal

 

Poly HS

 

 

Bronze

 

Maya

 

Ben Franklin ES

 

Bronze

 

Tanmayi

 

Ben Franklin ES

 

Bronze

 

Guinivere

 

Poly HS

 

 

Bronze

 

Bronte

 

Amelia Earhart MS

 

Bronze

 

Jonas

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Bronze

 

Katie

 

Frank Augustus Miller MS

 

Bronze

 

Makayla

 

Frank Augustus Miller MS

 

Bronze

 

Christopher

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Isabelle

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

James

 

Riverside Virtual School

 

Gold

 

Hank

 

Ben Franklin ES

 

Gold

 

Sahil

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Maanasi

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Haroun

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Jaeson

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

James

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Minseo

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Attila

 

Riverside STEM Academy

 

Gold

 

Rena

 

John W. North HS

 

Gold

 

Gavin

 

Castle View ES

 

Gold

 

Audrey

 

Frank Augustus Miller MS

 

Gold

 

Joy

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Ishan

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Rami Ratl

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Sophia

 

Lake Mathews ES

 

Gold

 

Jaskirat

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Yushan

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Joanne

 

Frank Augustus Miller MS

 

Gold

 

Lydia

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Carey

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Gold

 

Nathan

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Tyler

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Danielle

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Cody

 

John F. Kennedy ES

 

Silver

 

Griffin

 

Matthew Gage MS

 

Silver

 

Ellen

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Seeta

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Hyunjin

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Gary

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Jonathan

 

Frank Augustus Miller MS

 

Silver

 

Major

 

Riverside STEM Academy

 

Silver

 

Gavin

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Nichole

 

Riverside STEM Academy

 

Silver

 

Joanna

 

Martin Luther King HS

 

Silver

 

Samer

 

Riverside STEM Academy

 

Silver

 

 


RUSD Science and Engineering Fair Medal Recipients - 2018

Primary Division Winners

 

Bronze

Alcott

Amelia Standerfer

 

Sun Screen Water Pollution

Franklin

Jason Quin

 

Which Toothpaste is the best

 

 

 

 

Silver

Woodcrest

Kira Haase

 

Tin Can Telephone

Lake Mathews

Lucy Quinto

 

Garden Power

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

Magnolia

Diesel Roehm

 

Making Light Out of Cents 2.0

Woodcrest

Oscar Stoeff

Think Before You Drink

Sweepstakes Winner – Diesel Roehm                Making Light Out of Cents 2.0
 

 

Elementary Division

 

Animal Sciences

 

Bronze

Hawthhorn

Madeleine

Nester-Nachman

Which way is the easiest to peel hard boiled eggs

Silver

Bryant

Norah Meyer-Rieth

Fingerprint Detective

 

 

 

Gold

Franklin

Hank Jennings

How Does the Presence of a Road Affect Where Invertebrates Live in an Open Field

  Behavioral and Social Sciences

 

Bronze

Mark Twain

Jack Fryan

Text Drive

 

 

 

Silver

Mark Twain

Catherine Shah

Do Fidget Spinners Help Children Pay Attention?

 

 

 

Gold

Bryant

Isaac Julian

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?

 

Biochemistry

 

Gold

Mark Twain

Brian Ngo

Joseph Or

Sergio Aguilar

Prevent The Browning

 

 

 

 

 

Biomedical and Health Science

 

Silver

Mt. View

Brian Romero

What Stains Teeth The Most?

 

 

 

Gold

Franklin

Cousteau Neal

Teeth, gums and nasty bugs: Do toothpaste and mouthwash help keep our mouths clean?

 

Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

Gold

Alcott

Grayson Mosher

The Spice is Right

 

 

 

 

Chemistry

 

Bronze

Woodcrest

Shehab Harb

The Effect of Different Kinds of Liquids on Copper

 

 

 

Silver

Longfellow

Juliano Nahhas

Electric Fruit

 

 

 

Gold

Taft

Aiden Enriquez

Comparing Different Salts in Making Ice Cream

 

 

 

 

Earth and Environmental Science

 

Bronze

Highland

Austin McGee

Energy from Garage

 

 

 

Silver

Mark Twain

Kevin Fincher

Which Soil Makes the Most Detailed Cast Fossil?

 

 

 

Gold

Emerson

Addelyn Edwards

Opps, We Did It Again Erosion Emulsion

 

Embedded Systems

 

Gold

Kennedy

Diego Borquez

The Effect of Different Materials on the Strength of a Wi-Fi Signal

 

Renewable Energy: Chemical and Physical

 

Bronze

Alcott

Anna Beran

Does Doing a Cartwheel On Different Surfaces Affect the Length?

 

 

 

Silver

Alcott

Genevieve Younglove

Thermal Energy Experiment

 

 

 

Gold

Lake Mathews

Sophia Pack

Will It Light?

 


 

 

Engineering Mechanics

 

Bronze

Castle View

Colin Hawthorne

Pump it Up!

 

 

 

Silver

Franklin

Logan Carlson

Josh Palta

Project Aerodynamics

 

 

 

Gold

Emerson

Joshua Lopez

Fast or Slow? Big or Small?

 

Materials Science

 

Silver

Taft

Jericho Pacheco

Bouncing Basketballs

 

 

 

Gold

Mt. View

Aaron Campos

Which Metal Rusts Faster.

 

 

Plant Sciences

 

Silver

Mark Twain

Jade Bemiller

The Effects of Sunlight on Growing Cat Grass

 

 

 

Gold

Rivera

Ashton Klaas

Lights Camera Algae

 

 

The Sweepstakes winner for elementary division is

Franklin

Hank Jennings

How Does the Presence of a Road Affect Where Invertebrates Live in an Open Field

 


 

Junior Division

 

Animal Sciences

 

Bronze

Franklin

Viviana Davalos

Salivation of Foods

Silver

Gage

Anjali Pamnani-Hacha

Andrea Rea-Vargas

What You See & What I See: A Dog’s Perception

 

 

 

Gold

Frank Augustus Miller

Katie Tri

Go and Stop? Ant Traffic Signals

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences

 

Bronze

Gage

Gerald Vaughan

Casey Wymer

Ashton Silva

Turf vs. Grass

 

 

 

Silver

Gage

Aryana Klawitter

Kathryn McVeigh

Hardcopy versus Electronic: Does Text Format Influence Reading Comprehension?

 

 

 

Gold

Gage

Grace Carter

An Exploration into Peer Pressure - Who will give in.

Biochemistry

 

Silver

Hawthorn

Laila Cabrera

Extracting DNA from Fruits

 

 

 

 

Gold

Riverside STEM Academy

Samer Zidan

Which Antibiotics in Cow's Manure will Allow a Pepper Plant to Grow the Tallest?

 

 

 

 

Biomedical and Health Science are

 

Bronze

Lake Mathews

Emily Rios

Think About What You Drink!

 

 

 

 

Silver

Rivera

Jaren Danielson

Drink or Sink

 

 

 

Gold

Gage

Griffin Hord

What antiseptic is most effective in treating an infected skin wound?

 


 

 

Chemistry

 

Bronze

Riverside STEM Academy

 

Devin Varner

How Do Different Types of Flour Affect the Density of Cookies

 

 

 

Silver

Kennedy

Kai Alonso

Michael Lehrack

Chemical Free Water

 

 

 

Gold

Frank Augustus Miller

Audrey Meadows

Water Originated Corrosion

 

 

 

 

Earth and Environmental Science

 

Bronze

Frank Augustus Miller

Jacob Petrick

"Ozone In My Zone"

 

 

 

Silver

Riverside STEM Academy

Gabriel Thompson

Save Us All: The Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Climate Changes

 

 

 

Gold

Washington

Isabel Yrungaray

Adam Yrungaray

How does stormwater runoff affect the quality of the Santa Ana River?

 

Embedded Systems

 

Gold

Frank Augustus Miller

Makayla Zamora

Tracking Collars

 

Engineering Mechanics

 

Bronze

Mt. View

Jesus Gonzalez

How much weight can a hover board made out of magnets and cardboard withstand?

 

 

 

Silver

Riverside STEM Academy

Kishan Talati

The Smart Backpack

 

 

 

Gold

RVS

James Fagan

Design of a Low Density Subsonic Wind Tunnel for Martian Atmospheric Simulation

Renewable Energy: Chemical and Physical

 

Bronze

Riverside STEM Academy

Sofia Best

Blade Size Matters

 

 

 

Silver

Riverside STEM Academy

Isabella Castaneda

3-Dimensional Solar Panel

 

 

 

Gold

Castle View

Gavin Manley

Paper Batteries: a Clean Alternative

 


 

 

Environmental Engineering

 

Bronze

Riverside STEM Academy

Citlali Sanchez

Portable Sink With Filter

 

 

 

Silver

Frank Augustus Miller

Victor Clark

The Water Conservation System a.k.a. Whoosh

 

 

 

Gold

Franklin

Maya Kademani

Tanmayi Kademani

Indoor Air Pollution Reduction - Sphagnum Moss to the rescue

 

Materials Science

 

Bronze

Riverside STEM Academy

Lavinia Vaipulu

Absorb or Resist

 

 

 

 

Silver

Riverside STEM Academy

Patricia Moon

Defending Against Weathering

 

 

 

Gold

Frank Augustus Miller

Joanne Teh

Shaping Renewable Plastic for the Future

Mathematics

 

Gold

Mt. View

Edward Fedele

Do the dimensions of baseball stadiums affect hitting statistics?

Microbiology

 

Bronze

Frank Augustus Miller

Mariana Eva-Cordon

Gillian Sebald

The 5 Second Rule

 

 

 

 

Silver

Frank Augustus Miller

Simon Stoffel

Yeast Beast

 

 

 

Gold

Earhart

Bronte Neal

Antibacterial essential oils: Comparative analyses of efficacy and cost

Physics and Astronomy

 

Bronze

Gage

James Navarro

Light Speed

 

 

 

 

Silver

Riverside STEM Academy

Ryan Hinosawa

What Geometrical Structure is Most Resistant to Earthquakes?

 

 

 

Gold

Washington

Thomas Huelskamp

Benjamin El Fattal

Launch It! How does counterweight affect a projectile's distance?

 


 

Plant Sciences

 

Bronze

Highland

Darianna Corona-Pimentel

What is he best way to ripen mangos?

 

 

 

 

Silver

Washington

Claire Kunzman

Where did all the plants go?

 

 

 

Gold

Kennedy

Cody Gonzalez

Are All Plants Allelopathic?

 

Robotics and Intelligent Machines

 

Gold

Frank Augustus Miller

Jonathan Xu

Improving Machine Learning Success Rates


 


 The Sweepstakes winner for Junior division is

RVS

James Fagan

Design of a Low Density Subsonic Wind Tunnel for Martian Atmospheric Simulation

 

  

Senior Division

 

Animal Sciences

 

Bronze

Poly

Etienne Morgan

Walking speeds of Tamarixia radiata and Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis

Silver

Poly

Ty Mitchell

How Does the Age of an Animal Affect the Bacterial Growth in Their Mouth

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Aaron Taylor

The Effects of Perfumes or Essential Oils on Ant Pheremones

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences

 

Bronze

Poly

Ethan McDonald Nolan Hays

Justen Wiedeman

What Activities Do Happy People Do?

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

James Kim

The Effect of Unilateral Visuomotor Adaptation Training on the Untrained Limb

 

 

 

Gold

Ramona

Andrew Adame

The Musical Project: What Music Genre Is The Best To Listen To?

 

Biochemistry

 

Bronze

Poly

Sierra Todd

Chicka, Chicka, Tomb, Tomb: Comparing Tissue Desiccation/Preservation Techniques

 

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Hyunjin Rheem Seeta Patel

The Analysis of the Impact of Age on the Degradation of Vitamin C in Oranges

 

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Maanasi Kademani

Structure and Sequence Conservation of Rhodopsin Across Vertebrates

 

 

 

 

 

Biomedical Engineering

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Ashlen Bullock

Daphne Beatrice Jao

The Future of the Artificial Pancres is Here!

 

 

 

Gold

Riverside STEM Academy

Major Yang

Nichole Zhang

Building 3D Models From MRI Scans To Enhance Precise Tumor Removal Surgery

 

 

 

Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Hara Jo

Detecting Citrus Proteases that Interact with Conserved Proteins from Candidatus

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Susan Su

High Resolution Profiling of Gene Expression in Rice During Monsoon-like Flooding

Chemistry

 

Bronze

Poly

Amy Lytle

Acid Neutralization Capacities of Natural Digestive Remedies

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Minseo Kim

Ishan Modi

Sahil Jog

Understanding the Electrochemical Performance of Mg(TFSI)2 in Tetraglyme

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Jaskirat Sandhu

Lydia Xu

Thickness Dependent Wrinkling Behavior of PDMS for Anti-Counterfeit

 

 

 

 

 

Earth and Environmental Science

 

 

Bronze

Martin Luther King

Dillon Gonzalez

Timothy Dang

The Effects of Environmental Protection Laws on the Biodiversity of Ecosystems

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Hana Baig

Isabelle Do

Effect of Urban Runoff and Human Activity on the Water Quality of Lake Elsinore

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Gary Song

Determining the Approximate Radius of the Outer Core Using P- and S- waves

 

Embedded Systems

 

Bronze

North

Ian Guarneros

Which Type of Sound Capture Would Work West For Brass Instruments?

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Brendan Provance

Avalon Provance

The Effects of Proximity on Received Radiated Power for Various Radio Devices

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Gavin Zhang

Joanna Zhao

Concavity of the Vertex : Using a Parabolic Reflector to Direct Wifi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Mechanics

 

Bronze

Ramona

Evany Marquez

Does the type of bat you use affect the distance of how far the softball is hit?

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Amber Harris

An Analysis of How Hydrodynamics Influences Competitive Swimmers

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Nathan Aguirre

Cement Mixture Ratios and How They Affect the Hardness of Concrete

 

Renewable Energy: Chemical and Physical

 

Bronze

Poly

Andrei Luzanov

The Magnet Generator

 

 

 

Silver

North

Arria Walsh

Fruit and Vegetable Power Sources

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Tyler Billman

The Affect of Wave Height and Interval on Energy

 

Environmental Engineering

 

Bronze

Poly

Anette Gomez

Solution to Pollution: Waxworms

 

 

 

Silver

Poly

Reede Kennedy

Effectiveness of Methods of Desalination

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Haroun Khaleel

Jaeson Kim

Christopher Anklam

Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater Using a Bio-inspired Catalyst System

 

Materials Science

 

Silver

Poly

Sanya Dean

Abby Inskeep

Sound Intensity and Insulation

 

 

 

Gold

Poly

Guinivere Kimber

Crystal Hsueh

Which Is More Absorbent: Organic or Non Organic Tampons?

 

 

Mathematics

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Rami Ratl Mrad

Carey Yoonq

Music Measure Theory: A Mathematical Analysis of Dissonance and Consonance

 

 

 

 

 

Microbiology

 

Bronze

Martin Luther King

Helin Henstridge

Julia Wagner

The Effect of Light on the Bioluminescent Dinoflagellate

 

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Danielle Cabrera

The Effect of Different Acne Medications on E. Coli Bacteria Growth

 

 

 

Gold

North

Rena Maduro

Evidence for Variable Resistance to Caffeine in Genetically Identical Nematodes

 

Physics and Astronomy

 

Bronze

Ramona

Mark Gonzales

The Effects of Propulsion on the Flight of a Rocket

 

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Joy Meleika

Amardeep Sidhu

How Sound waves get affected by SDM (Sound Dampening Material)

 

 

 

Gold

Riverside STEM Academy

Attila Koksal

Accuracy of Integration Schemes in Planet Trajectory Simulations

 

Plant Sciences

 

Bronze

North

Kiiyarah Latson

The Effect Of Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Solutions of Roman lettuce

 

 

 

 

Silver

Martin Luther King

Allison Bushong

The Effects of Macronutrients on Plant Biomass

 

 

 

Gold

Martin Luther King

Ellen Nguyen

The effects of a range of composts on the development of radish seedlings.

 

 

The Sweepstakes winner for Senior division is

 

Martin Luther King

Susan Su

High Resolution Profiling of Gene Expression in Rice During Monsoon-like Flooding