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Grand Prize Student Awards

Castro Family Award Best Physical Science Projects Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Cash Bill Greenwald, Springer School Sayyah, Jordan, Springer School Leslie Koyama, Pinewood Junior High School David Liu, Miller Middle School Isabelle Stone Award Best Biological Science Projects Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Lindsay Dickerson, Saint Mary's School Rachel Eglash, Terman Middle School Melissa Weyant, Terman Middle School

Student Awards

Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Bay, Seani; "Colorful Memories . . . or Not?" (071-430-2) Ms. O'Connor -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Gavin, Colin; "The Power of Greenhouse Gases" (061-930-7) Johnson -- First Place in Category -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Bernal Intermediate School Bower, Michael; "Air: Particles You Can't See" (071-280-11) Ms. Geringer -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Crockett, Matthew; "How Can Weight and Stress Strengthen or Weaken Standard Fishing Line and How Long it Takes to Break?" (081-813-5) Mr. Judnick -- First Place in Category -- Honorable Mention, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Dauguet, Alejandro; "How Static Friction Works" (071-840-5) Ms. Geringer -- Second Place in Category Doan, Cristina; "The Eco-Fridge!" (081-A11-6) Mr. Judnick -- First Place in Category Floyd, Bridget; "The Pressure's on You: A Study of the Relationship Between Air Pressure and Altitude" (081-852-4) Mr. Judnick -- Certificate of Achievement, American Meteorological Society Jackson, Robert; "What is the Effect of Different Materials on the Ability to Filter Water?" (081-940-4) Mr. Judnick -- $50 Savings Bond and Certificate, Santa Clara Valley Water District Kianidehkian, Lucas; "Do Different Colors Attract Different Amounts of Heat?" (071-920-5) Ms. Geringer -- Honorable Mention in Category -- 3rd Place Award - $50 Cash, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Quach, Elizabeth; "What is the Effect of Pipe Length and Number of Holes on Volume and Pitch?" (081-833-10) Mr. Judnick -- Honorable Mention in Category Schaefer, Kyle; "Can I Build a Magnetic Levitating Train?" (081-A60-1) Mr. Judnick -- Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and VIP tour or VTA Communications Center, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Schwartz, Kaelyn; "What is the Effect of Fire on Washed Pajamas?" (081-870-13) Mr. Judnick -- 3rd Place Award - $25 Cash, Underwriters Laboratories -- Certificate of Achievement and VIP Tour of NASA, NASA Ames Research Center Buchser Middle School Azevedo, Stefanita; "Missing An Element" (071-151-3) Reeber -- Honorable Mention in Category Burke, Jacob; "How Do Different Water Solutions Affect the Rate of Rust" (061-721-12) Mr. Erickson -- Honorable Mention in Category

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Carte, Cassie; "Dehydration Destruction" (072-760-2) Ms. Schwartz -- Honorable Mention in Category Earley, Ian; "Awesome Airfoil" (061-852-3) Bergeron -- First Place in Category -- Award and Certificate of Achievement, United States Navy and Marine Corps -- Certificate of Achievement and VIP Tour of NASA, NASA Ames Research Center Hower, Ian; "Slow Mo Magnets" (061-862-12) Bergeron -- Second Place in Category Radhakrishnan, Ajay; "Effect of Plant Hormones" (071-161-12) Mr. Chandler -- First Place in Category Roditi, Rachel; "Dehydration Destruction" (072-760-2) Ms. Schwartz -- Honorable Mention in Category Sloan, Kimberley; "Convection Connection" (061-821-4) Bergeron -- Certificate of Achievement, Society of Women Engineers Challenger - Sunnyvale Jeeawoody, Shaheen; "Ozone: Friend or Foe?" (071-230-5) Ms. Asthana -- First Place in Category -- 1st Place Award - $75 Cash, American Society of Civil Engineers -- Certificate of Achievement, Science News magazine subscription, and entry into drawing for Ricoh digital camera, Ricoh Corporation (ISEF) -- Certificate of Achievement, American Meteorological Society -- First Place Award Middle School--$100 Cash, RAE Systems Verma, Malvika; "Electricity Flow Through Liquids" (071-853-8) Ms. Asthana -- Honorable Mention in Category Viswanadham, Vinayak; "Solar Distillation Stills" (071-291-5) Ms. Asthana -- First Place in Category Covington School Filsuf, Tara; "Metal Corrosion" (071-781-8) Mrs. Ellis -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Honorable Mention Award - Magazine Subscription and a Certificate of Achievement, ASM International, A Society For Materials

Kadambi, Akila; "Do Gas Stations Affect Soil?" (061-250-3) Mrs. Ellis -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Lorberbaum, Danielle; "Cats Memory" (061-340-12) Mrs. Ellis -- Honorable Mention in Category Schonher, Erika; "Inflows Effect on Tornados" (061-290-13) Mrs. Ellis -- Second Place in Category Wilde, Jonathan; "Pyramid Power: Effects of Pyramid Energies on Plant Growth" (061-120-10) Mrs. Ellis -- Honorable Mention in Category Cupertino Middle School Nishihara, Naomi; "Finding Absolute Zero" (071-831-7) Symeonides -- Second Place in Category -- Second Place Award - $50, American Vacuum Society--Northern CA Chapter -- Second Place Award Middle School - $75 Cash, RAE Systems Egan School Sridhar, Sushmita; "Going Bananas" (071-670-9) Schneider -- Honorable Mention in Category English Middle School Coryell, Cutter; "Ringing Saturn" (072-840-2) Mrs. Siegrist -- First Place in Category -- Certificate of Achievement and VIP Tour of NASA, NASA A mes Research Center Evans, Clay; "Ringing Saturn" (072-840-2) Mrs. Siegrist -- First Place in Category -- Certificate of Achievement and VIP Tour of NASA, NASA Ames Research Center Gallie, Cordtsy; "Disinfectant Soap vs. Regular Soap" (081-540-10) Ms. Ignoffo -- Award and Certificate of Achievement, United States Navy and Marine Corps Robinson, Nicky; "Cell Phones: Harmful or Helpful?" (061-131-4) Mrs. Siegrist -- Second Place in Category -- $25 Cash, Hegland Award -- Honorable Mention Certificate, Product Safety Engineering Society

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Uffenheimer, Emily; "Do You Miss Out in Learning When You Miss Breakfast?" (061-510-8) Mrs. Siegrist -- First Place in Category -- Award and Certificate of Achievement, United States Navy and Marine Corps Voisin, Sara; "Mirror, Mirror Angled True - How Far Away? I Wish I Knew" (081-874-5) Mrs. Siegrist -- Second Place in Category -- Certificate Award for Best Project, International Society for Optical Engineering Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County Estes, Emily; "Correlation of Solar Activity and Ambient Radiation on Earth" (081-950-13) Alber -- Honorable Mention in Category -- $50 Cash Award for Excellent Communication and Certificate of Merit, IEEE Tse, Veronica; "Cameras Near and Far" (071-873-13) Alber -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Certificate and Kodak Digital One Time Use Camera, Eastman Kodak Company Granada Islamic School Akhtar, Usayd; "Water Quality in Santa Clara County Lakes" (081-240-8) Dr. Jeeawoody -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Haq, Nimah; "The Safest Drinking Water" (071-261-4) Mrs. Akhtar -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Kaddoura, Rawan; "Effect of UV Light on Materials" (081-230-12) Dr. Jeeawoody -- Honorable Mention in Category -- 2nd Place Award - $75 Cash, Magazine Subscription, and a Pocket Magnifying Glass, ASM International, A Society For Materials Koraitem, Mohideen; "The Effect of Temperature on Magnet Strength" (071-862-6) Mrs. Akhtar -- Second Place in Category Mohiuddin, Zaheer; "Effect of Direction and Tilt Angle of Solar Cells on Power Generated" (061-860-3) Dr. Jeeawoody -- First Place in Category

Nassar, Noor; "Stress to the Max" (081-863-11) Dr. Jeeawoody -- First Place in Category -- 2nd Place Award - $50 Cash, American Society of Civil Engineers -- Honorable Mention Certificate, Product Safety Engineering Society Ramahi, Khalid; "A Sound-Making Device" (061-850-7) Dr. Jeeawoody -- Second Place in Category Taha, Leena; "Strong or Weak Concrete" (081-883-3) Dr. Jeeawoody -- 2nd Place Award - $75 Cash and Magazine Subscription, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Harker School Kastelman, David; "The Effect of Cocoa on Coughing" (081-520-5) Ms. Claerbout -- Honorable Mention in Category Swamy, Supraja; "Effect of Hansen's Soda on Teeth" (061-771-5) Ms. Le -- Second Place in Category -- Lab coat, Labcoat Award for lab bench finesse Holy Family Education Center Rodrigues, Nicole; "The Motion Sprinkler" (071-A80-12) Demaree -- Second Place in Category Home School Weil, CJ; "The Effect of a Track on the Speed of a Ball. Kinetic and Potential Energy." (061-832-11) Weil -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and VIP tour or VTA Communications Center, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority -- One-week "Summer Exploration" summer camp session, The Tech Summer Camps Hoover Middle School Angeles, Sophia; "Up, Up and Forward" (082-A40-6) Mrs. Steever -- Honorable Mention in Category

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Barahona, Karla; "Up, Up and Forward" (082-A40-6) Mrs. Steever -- Honorable Mention in Category Costa, Sergio; "Arthri-Gloves" (082-A30-10) Mrs. Steever -- Second Place in Category -- Honorable Mention, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Neal, Sean; "Arthri-Gloves" (082-A30-10) Mrs. Steever -- Second Place in Category -- Honorable Mention, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Kennedy Middle School Basu, Anindya; "Effect of Leaf Shape on Photosynthesis" (061-150-11) Lee -- Honorable Mention in Category Miller Middle School Athavale, Priyanka; "Making of Potpourri Fertilizers" (071-120-4) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category Banerjee, Dhruba; "The Phenomenon of Static Electricity" (081-830-3) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category Bhat, Sudarshan (Sudi); "The Antiseptic Power of Vinegar" (071-610-7) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category -- Microbiology Book, American Society of Microbiology Fung, Amos; "Virus Attack!" (071-B20-2) Mr. Lee -- Second Place in Category Gosavi, Radhika; "Phytoremediation of Zinc" (081-120-11) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category Ho, Tony; "Effect of Salt Substitute on the Growth and Development of the Mosquito Culiseta incidens" (071-310-5) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category Kamath, Ashwin; "Empirical Computation of Motor Speed" (081-820-7) Mr. Lee -- Second Place in Category Kundu, Souma; "What Kind of Larval Food Will Increase the Size and Emergence Rate of Adult Mosquitos" (061-310-11) M r. Lee -- Second Place in Category -- 2nd Place Award - $75 Cash, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Northern California Branch

Liaw, Dennis; "How Do Different Houseplants React to Cigarette Smoke?" (071-520-11) Mr. Lee -- Second Place in Category Liaw, James; "The Effect of Acid Rain on House Paints" (071-220-9) Mr. Lee -- Second Place in Category Lin, Alexander J.; "Factors Affect the Period of Motion of a Pendulum" (061-820-6) Mr. Lee -- Second Place in Category Liu, David; "Internet-Based Distributed Computing" (071-B10-6) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category -- Castro Family Award for Best Physical Science Project - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Cash, SCVSEFA Board of Directors -- Certificate of Achievement and VIP Tour of NASA, NASA Ames Research Center Liu, Richard; "Effect of Various Solutions on the Rust Formation of Galvanized and Non-Galvanized Nails" (071-730-4) Mr. Lee -- Honorable Mention in Category Lok, Priscilla; "A Matter of Glues" (071-740-13) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category -- 3rd Place Award - $50 Cash and Magazine Subscription, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Nelakanti, Raman; "Factors Affecting Nodule Formations in Legumes" (071-130-13) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category Ramasubramani, Vyas; "Cracks B-Gone" (081-910-3) Mr. Lee -- Second Place in Category -- 1st Place Award - $100 Cash and Magazine Subscription, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Ramkumar, Rohit; "Disk Diffusion Technique for Determining Broad-Spectrum and Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Sensitivities" (081-550-6) Mr. Lee -- Second Place in Category Sawant, Manali; "Dusts to Dusts" (071-620-3) Mr. Lee -- Second Place in Category Sheth-Shah, Achira; "Water Water Everywhere, In Which One Should I Dwell?" (061-210-6) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Subramanian, Narayan; "Do Extreme pH Conditions Quench Respiration in Secondary Wastewater Treatment Mixed Liquor?" (081-221-1) Mr. Lee -- First Place in Category -- 1st Place Award - $100 Cash, California Water Environment Association Milpitas Christian School Castle, Donald; "Rotational Affect on Plant Growth" (082-150-9) Mr. Richards -- Second Place in Category Coco, Lauren; "Erosion Prevention" (061-270-8) Ms. Eitner -- Honorable Mention in Category Egbert, Nitin; "GPS, Move Over for RLS: A Radio Location System" (081-A50-5) Mr. Richards -- First Place in Category -- $50 Cash Award for Best Electrotechnology Project and Certificate of Merit, IEEE -- $50 Cash Award, Trimble Navigation Ltd. Ivy, Brandon; "No Power Maglift System" (081-A40-9) Mr. Richards -- $75 Cash Award, Varian Medical Systems -- Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and VIP tour or VTA Communications Center, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority -- Certificate of Achievement and VIP Tour of NASA, NASA Ames Research Center -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Johnson, Travis; "Exerting Energy from Ocean Waves Using an Oscillating Water Column" (081-A30-13) Mr. Richards -- First Place in Category Kato, Chris; "Drinking Contamination?" (082-230-9) Mr. Richards -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Lacross, Genevieve; "Comparative Growth Rates of Rotary and Stationary Plants" (061-190-8) Ms. Eitner -- Second Place in Category Lee, Matthew; "Drinking Contamination?" (082-230-9) Mr. Richards -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Parrette, Ryan; "Rotational Affect on Plant Growth" (082-150-9) Mr. Richards -- Second Place in Category Tang-Kong, Robert; "How Heat Effects Magnetism" (071-851-12) Mr. Richards -- $25 Cash, Hegland Award

Zampaglione, Kyle; "Controlling Erosion" (071-231-3) Mr. Richards -- $50 Savings Bond and Certificate, Santa Clara Valley Water District -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Zhou, Chris; "Drinking Contamination?" (082-230-9) Mr. Richards -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Morrill Middle School Glassey, Kenneth; "Powering the Future" (061-750-2) Wilson -- Second Place in Category Hsu, Diana; "Archimedes' Screw and Water Flow" (071-843-12) Ms. Miller -- First Place in Category Most Holy Trinity Ho, Thuongvu; "How Would Adding Masses To a Paper Airplane Affect Its' Flight Performance?" (081-810-11) Mr. Dolan -- Second Place in Category Lacson, Jonathan; "Does Age Affect How a Smoke Detector Works?" (081-220-3) Mr. Dolan -- 2nd Place Award - $50 Cash, Underwriters Laboratories Lovato, Michelle; "Will A Nasal Aspirator Prevent Snoring" (072-510-12) Mr. Dolan -- First Place in Category Martinez, Aundraya; "Will A Nasal Aspirator Prevent Snoring" (072-510-12) Mr. Dolan -- First Place in Category Nepacena, Samantha; "Which Detergent Removes Stains the Best?" (062-210-3) Mr. Dolan -- First Place in Category Nicole, Shay; "What Type of Cup Keeps Heated Water Hot the Longest?" (071-810-4) Mr. Dolan -- Second Place in Category Orantia, Mia; "Which Detergent Removes Stains the Best?" (062-210-3) Mr. Dolan -- First Place in Category Tuntasood, Nipat; "Maglev and the Force Behind it!" (061-810-10) Mr. Dolan -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Vu, Stephanie; "How Does Caffeine Affect Blood Pressure and Heart Rate?" (071-510-2) Mr. Dolan -- Honorable Mention in Category

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Muir Middle School Carlson, Laura; "Which Home -made Paper Is Stronger?" (061-731-8) Ms. Carter -- First Place in Category Griffith, Junko; "Does Gravity Effect Plant Growth?" (061-111-12) Ms. Carter -- Certificate of Achievement and VIP Tour of NASA, NASA Ames Research Center Hayase-Izu, Tomio; "How Do Ants Communicate in a Chaotic Situation?" (071-350-2) DeWhitt -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Award and Certificate of Achievement, United States Navy and Marine Corps -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Kanzaki, Caitlyn; "What Composts Faster -- Worms or Local Natural Organisms?" (061-180-12) Ms. Carter -- First Place in Category O'Dea, Kyle; "Which Type of Ground Results in the Most Damage to Building an Earthquake?" (061-920-11) Ms. Carter -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Rockwell, Kyle; "Dogapult" (061-A10-7) Ms. Carter -- Second Place in Category Schiro-Dorius, Scott; "How Do Earthworms Affect Plant Growth?" (071-141-7) Ms. Jergentz -- Second Place in Category Murphy Middle School Agneta, Douglas; "Hydroponics - Can Plants Grow in Other Mediums Than Soil?" (071-121-2) Mr. Lenker -- Second Place in Category Campbell, Reed; "Shapes and Their Aerodynamics Which Shape Will Do Best?" (071-882-11) Withycombe -- First Place in Category

Patterson, Glenn; "Do Bicycle Helmets Provide Protection In the Event of a Crash?" (071-823-7) Withycombe -- Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and VIP tour or VTA Communications Center, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority -- 1st Place Award - $100 Cash, Underwriters Laboratories -- 3rd Place Award - $25 Cash, System Safety Society -- Certificate of Merit and Magazine subscription, National Society of Professional Engineers -- Honorable Mention Certificate, Product Safety Engineering Society -- One Year Subscription to Scientific American, Scientific American Stroud, Malcolm; "How Does Air Pressure Affect the Weather?" (071-A11-12) Withycombe -- First Place Award - $100, American Vacuum Society--Northern CA Chapter Ocala School Perez, Araceli; "Do You Want Seltzer with Your Lentils?" (071-131-11) Dr. Lamons -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Piedmont Middle School Gill, Parampreet; "Heat and Vitamin C" (071-791-4) Flora -- First Place in Category Pulos, Mia; "Testing the Purity of Water Types and How It Changes In Different Temperatures" (072-230-2) Karzag -- Honorable Mention in Category Reyes, Joanna; "Testing the Purity of Water Types and How It Changes In Different Temperatures" (072-230-2) Karzag -- Honorable Mention in Category Pinewood Junior High School Hoffman, Melissa; "The Effects of Size of Angle and Reduced Depth Cues on the Ponzo Illusion" (081-430-9) Robinson -- First Place in Category -- Certificate of Merit, American Psychological Association

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Koyama, Leslie; "Factors that Affect Solar Oven Cooking Efficiency" (081-890-5) Broadbent -- First Place in Category -- Castro Family Award for Best Physical Science Project - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Cash, SCVSEFA Board of Directors Redwood School Conroy, Abby; "Shocking Plants" (082-130-4) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category Gragnola, Nicole; "Genie in a Bottle" (072-730-1) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category -- 3rd Place Award - $100, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section Hansen, Sarah; "It's All in the Genes" (072-130-10) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category Kumar, Malika; "It's All in the Genes" (072-130-10) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category Lai, Diana; "Vitamin C Content in Different Species of Fruit" (082-620-7) Mrs. Inlow -- First Place in Category Lauro, Christina; "Natural Garbage Disposal: Using Worms to Break Down Refuse" (082-220-13) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Special Award for Exploring Waste Reuse, Recycling and Reduction, Santa Clara County Integrated Waste Management Program Lin, Deborah; "Vitamin C Content in Different Species of Fruit" (082-620-7) Mrs. Inlow -- First Place in Category Ng, Nicole; "Shocking Plants" (082-130-4) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category Opatrny, Lauren; "Genie in a Bottle" (072-730-1) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category -- 3rd Place Award - $100, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section Ormseth, Holly; "Shocking Plants" (082-130-4) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category Rothenberg, Madeline; "Genie in a Bottle" (072-730-1) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category -- 3rd Place Award - $100, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section

Shriram, Ketaki; "Natural Garbage Disposal: Using Worms to Break Down Refuse" (082-220-13) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Special Award for Exploring Waste Reuse, Recycling and Reduction, Santa Clara County Integrated Waste Management Program Spector, Nyssa; "Vitamin C Content in Different Species of Fruit" (082-620-7) Mrs. Inlow -- First Place in Category Wang, Catherine; "Mud Buddies" (081-130-7) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category Zarrin, Sarah; "Natural Garbage Disposal: Using Worms to Break Down Refuse" (082-220-13) Mrs. Inlow -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Special Award for Exploring Waste Reuse, Recycling and Reduction, Santa Clara County Integrated Waste Management Program Sacred Heart School Kwei, Joseph; "The Powers of Hydrogen Peroxide and Rubbing Alcohol" (081-740-7) Ms. Mueller -- First Place in Category Saint Christopher School Anderson, Stephen; "For Those About to Rock . . . in Humidity" (082-880-6) Mrs. Tomasso -- First Place in Category Broxon, Alyssa; "The Impact of Type A Personality on GPA, AP Course Enrollment and Extra Curricular Activities" (082-410-1) Mrs. Tomasso -- Second Place in Category Elliott, Matthew; "I Need a Brake" (062-840-8) Mrs. Tomasso -- Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and VIP tour or VTA Communications Center, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Fasano, Amanda; "Color Your Mood" (062-420-9) Mrs. Tomasso -- Second Place in Category Fukawa, Stephanie; "Food and Heartrate" (062-520-1) Mrs. Tomasso -- First Place in Category Gorini, Michael; "I Need a Brake" (062-840-8) Mrs. Tomasso -- Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and VIP tour or VTA Communications Center, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Habib, Miro; "Color Your Mood" (062-420-9) Mrs. Tomasso -- Second Place in Category Nobriga, Chelsea; "The Impact of Type A Personality on GPA, AP Course Enrollment and Extra Curricular Activities" (082-410-1) Mrs. Tomasso -- Second Place in Category O'Mahoney, Chris; "For Those About to Rock . . . in Humidity" (082-880-6) Mrs. Tomasso -- First Place in Category Pinheiro, Lauren; "Can A Spinning Ball Prove Newton's Third Law?" (081-824-12) Mrs. Tomasso -- Honorable Mention in Category Sunzeri, Lainey; "Food and Heartrate" (062-520-1) Mrs. Tomasso -- First Place in Category Walsh, Jessie; "Friction is a Drag" (061-831-13) Mrs. Tomasso -- Certificate of Achievement, Society of Women Engineers Walsh, John; "Noise Cancellation" (081-893-12) Mrs. Tomasso -- Honorable Mention in Category Saint Elizabeth Seton Dominguez, Natalia; "How to Make Soap" (082-720-12) Guinta -- Honorable Mention in Category Dominguez, Tatiana; "How to Make Soap" (082-720-12) Guinta -- Honorable Mention in Category Saint Joseph of Cupertino Hakim, Zahi; "The Competition of the Flying Arrows" (061-840-11) Mrs. Wicht -- Honorable Mention in Category Myint, Tracey; "Crystals of Magnesium Sulfate USP (heptahydrate)--Epsom Salt Crystals" (081-750-3) Mrs. Wicht -- Second Place in Category Wirks, Sean; "Electrochemical and Thermochemical Reactions in the Oxidation Process" (061-760-11) Mrs. Wicht -- 3rd Place Award - $50 Cash, Magazine Subscription, and a Pocket Magnifying Glass, ASM International, A Society For Materials

Saint Lawrence the Martyr Dung, Joseph; "Solar Energy: Building a Solar Collector to Create Thermal Energy" (071-281-9) Ms. Varnau -- 3rd Place Award - $50 Cash, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Saint Mary's School (Los Gatos) Curtis, Julia; "Algae: Can You Hear Me Now?" (071-260-6) Ms. Dickerson -- 3rd Place Award - $25 Cash, Product Safety Engineering Society Dickerson, Lindsay; "The Dirt on How Microarthropods Make for Healthy Soil" (081-250-4) Ms. Miller -- First Place in Category -- Isabelle Stone Award for Best Biological Science Projects - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100, SCVSEFA Board of Directors -- $100 Cash Award, Schonert Award for the Best Project in Environmental Science or Marine Biology Pedersen, Erika; "Zap! Zapping the Water" (072-750-6) Ms. Dickerson -- Second Place in Category Stone, Bronwyn; "Zap! Zapping the Water" (072-750-6) Ms. Dickerson -- Second Place in Category Saint Nicholas School Szelong, Katie; "Sounds Cool" (081-834-8) Ms. Bodony -- $100 Cash Award, Polish American Engineers' Club -- Certificate of Achievement, Society of Women Engineers San Jose Math Circle Liu, Bowei; "Experimental Mathematics: The Relative Efficiency of Calculating Pi" (061-B10-12) Dr. Howe -- Certifcate of Achievement, Mu Alpha Theta

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Mennen, Alex; "The Robotic Labyrinth Explorer" (061-A30-12) Dr. Howe -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Award and Certificate of Achievement, United States Navy and Marine Corps -- Medallion and Certificate of Merit, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association Shubin, Sergei; "The Potential of Diamagnetic Levitation as Applied to Amphibious Craft" (081-A41-7) Dr. Howe -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Award and Certificate of Achievement, United States Navy and Marine Corps Schmahl Science Workshop Bodapati, Sonil; "A Sound Based Thermometer" (081-864-9) Ms. Lowe-Schmahl -- First Place in Category -- 1st Place Award - $100 Cash, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Cruz, Tabitha; "What is Dirtier: Door Knob, Toilet Seat, or a Faucet Handle?" (072-620-13) Ms. Lowe -Schmahl -- Second Place in Category Kuhns, Anna; "Homeground Flour vs. Store Bought Flour in Cookie Baking" (061-761-9) Ms. Lowe -Schmahl -- Honorable Mention in Category Kuhns, Conner; "Scrambled Eggs" (071-A90-8) Ms. Lowe -Schmahl -- Honorable Mention in Category Osterback, Travis; "Heat Conductivity of Metals" (061-811-8) Ms. Lowe-Schmahl -- 1st Place Award - $100 Cash, Magazine Subscription, and a Pocket Magnifying Glass, ASM International, A Society For Materials Santana, Dulce; "What is Dirtier: Door Knob, Toilet Seat, or a Faucet Handle?" (072-620-13) Ms. Lowe -Schmahl -- Second Place in Category Tran, Timothy; "Are Dishwashers a Breeding Ground for Harmful Bacteria?" (081-680-12) Ms. Lowe -Schmahl -- Second Place in Category -- 1st Place Award - $75 Cash, Product Safety Engineering Society

Shirakawa School Bui, Danny; "Marble Roll" (071-832-5) Johnson -- Honorable Mention in Category Do, Christine; "Too Bright at Night" (071-852-10) Johnson -- First Place in Category -- Certificate and Kodak Digital One Time Use Camera, Eastman Kodak Company Ly, Janet; "The Pupil of the Eye" (071-560-8) Johnson -- First Place in Category Morris, Joslynn; "Moldy Liquids" (071-721-6) Johnson -- Second Place in Category Nguyen, Thao; "Electrolytes in Orange Juice" (071-790-6) Johnson -- Second Place in Category Pham, John; "Bridge Strength" (071-812-13) Johnson -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and VIP tour or VTA Communications Center, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers Rocha, Anahi; "Colored Celery" (071-180-6) Johnson -- Honorable Mention in Category Rodriguez, Abraham; "Tennis Balls" (071-870-6) Johnson -- Honorable Mention in Category Vo, Christina; "Good for Digestion?" (071-570-4) Johnson -- Honorable Mention in Category Springer School Amsden, Adrianna; "To Filter or Not to Filter: That is the Question" (061-610-13) Cook -- First Place in Category Casas, Scott; "The Solar Express" (062-A20-13) Cook -- Honorable Mention in Category Feliz, Michael; "A Need for Speed" (062-A40-5) Cook -- Second Place in Category Gatta, Teegan; "Is it Easier to Remember Things Visually or Verbally?" (061-410-3) Cook -- Honorable Mention in Category Greenwald, Bill; "May the Force Be With You" (062-A30-9) Cook -- First Place in Category -- Castro Family Award for Best Physical Science Project - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Cash, SCVSEFA Board of Directors

Synopsys Championship 2005 -- Lower Division

Kavanagh, Brian; "A Need for Speed" (062-A40-5) Cook -- Second Place in Category Kawas, Zenia; "Wriggling, Wiggling, Composting Worms" (062-330-13) Cook -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Gardening Book, Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center Kelly, Mackie; "The Solar Express" (062-A20-13) Cook -- Honorable Mention in Category Merry, Elan; "How Do You Explain Newton's Third Law of Motion by Using a Balloon-Powered Rocket Car?" (062-830-12) Cook -- Honorable Mention in Category Sayyah, Jordan; "May the Force Be With You" (062-A30-9) Cook -- First Place in Category -- Castro Family Award for Best Physical Science Project - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Cash, SCVSEFA Board of Directors Trammell, Kara; "Wriggling, Wiggling, Composting Worms" (062-330-13) Cook -- Honorable Mention in Category -- Gardening Book, Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center Wallace, David; "How Do You Explain Newton's Third Law of Motion by Using a Balloon-Powered Rocket Car?" (062-830-12) Cook -- Honorable Mention in Category Stanford Middle School Dholakia, Meghna; "Testing Anti-Bacterial Properties of Household Spices" (081-640-2) Mr. Rice -- First Place in Category Lodrige, Cody; "An X86 Robotics Development Platform Using Off-the-Shelf Components." (081-B20-9) Orthuber -- Second Place in Category -- $75 Cash Award, Varian Medical Systems -- Award and Certificate of Achievement, United States Navy and Marine Corps Sylvandale Middle School Durstenfeld, Jonathan; "The Effect of Mass on Elasticity" (071-892-7) Powell -- Second Place in Category

Terman Middle School Boehm, Arman; "Wing Shape: Relevant or Not?" (081-844-4) Fremont -- Honorable Mention in Category Dohner, Emma; "For Protein, A Feather Burger" (061-791-10) Casey -- First Place in Category -- 1st Place Award - $300, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section Eglash, Rachel; "Effect of Rainfall on Dissolved Oxygen in the Palo Alto Flood Control Basin" (071-240-1) Ms. Juarez -- First Place in Category -- Isabelle Stone Award for Best Biological Science Projects - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100, SCVSEFA Board of Directors -- $50 Savings Bond and Certificate, Santa Clara Valley Water District -- 3rd Place Award - $50 Cash, California Water Environment Association -- Third Place Middle School Award--$50, RAE Systems -- 3rd Place Award - $25 Cash, American Society of Civil Engineers -- Multi-volume Set of Books on the Marine Environment, Monterey Bay Aquarium Ho, Audrey; "What Material has the Least Absorbance for Infrared?" (061-890-4) Ms. Rodriguez -- Honorable Mention in Category Kroo, Laurel; "Earthquake Mathematics" (071-911-7) Ms. Rea -- First Place in Category -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers -- Special Award for Geoscience Excellence - Middle School Level, Association for Women Geoscientists Weyant, Melissa; "Water Quality of Two Bayland Ponds" (061-221-13) Casey -- First Place in Category -- Isabelle Stone Award for Best Biological Science Projects - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100, SCVSEFA Board of Directors -- 2nd Place Award - $75 Cash, California Water Environment Association -- $50 Cash Award, Al Foster Award for the Most Creative Project in the 6th Grade -- $50 Savings Bond and Certificate, Santa Clara Valley Water District -- Certificate of Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers

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