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placeholder March 14, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 5   •   Oakland, CA
Diocesan science fair winners selected

Middle school students from throughout the East Bay put their scientific talents on display Feb. 6 at the annual Diocese of Oakland Science Fair hosted by St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda.

Here are the science fair grand champions and finalists:

2016 Oakland diocese Science Fair winners

Behavioral Science

Grand Champion: Jessica Lewis, "Color Me Mine," seventh grade, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Fremont

Finalists: Morgan Jenkins, "Look Ma, Cold Hands!" seventh grade, Corpus Christi School, Piedmont

Allison Bernardo and Emily Torres, "Talking vs. Texting," eighth-graders, Holy Spirit School, Fremont

Amaya Guillen, "No Pain, No Game," St. Jerome School, El Cerrito




Biological Science

Grand Champion: Dominick Padre, "Dermatological Product Analysis," eighth grade, St. Edward School, Newark

Finalists: Alexa Kennedy and Danielle Wozniak, "Got Light? The Effect of Different Sources of Light on Lettuce Plants," seventh grade, Christ the King School, Pleasant Hill

Catherine Ling, "A Study in Forensics with Gel Electrophoresis," eighth grade, St. Edward School, Newark

Cesario Randazzo, "When in Drought Use Hydroponics," eighth grade, St. Francis of Assisi School, Concord

Solimar Guzman-Rubalcaba, "Cross Contamination," eighth grade, Queen of All Saints School, Concord

Campbell Hoskins, "How Does Your Gravity Grow," eighth grade, St. Perpetua School, Lafayette

Kristen O'Donnell and Carly Powers, "Pumping Up the Caffeine," eighth grade, St. Joseph Elementary School, Alameda

Antonio Bayucan, "Extracting DNA from Strawberries Using Household Cleaning Agents," seventh grade, St. Edward School, Newark

Jai Dhawan, "What are the Effects of Different Disinfectants on Growth of Bacteria," seventh grade, St. John the Baptist School, El Cerrito




Environmental Sciences

Grand Champion: Zavier Annis, "The Grass is Always Grayer," eighth grade, St. Philip Neri School, Alameda

Finalists: Abigail Gonzalez, "Every Drop Counts!" seventh grade, St. Joseph Elementary School, Alameda

Danielle Nader and Nicole Nader, "Plastic Eating Worms: How they Can Save the Earth from Plastic Waste," seventh grade, St. Perpetua School, Lafayette

Andrew Fowler, "The Dangers of Detergents," eighth grade, St. Joseph Elementary School, Alameda

Kainoa McHale, "California is a NO Smoking Zone: Clean Air is Not Exhausting," seventh grade, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Fremont

Lilly Jansen, "Muddy Waters," seventh grade, Christ the King School, Pleasant Hill

Divyank Shah, "Do We Share the Same Air?" seventh grade, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Fremont

Heather Hennigh, "How to Repel Birds from Wind Turbines," seventh grade, St. Philip Neri School, Alameda

Thomas Nguyen, "The Effects of Graywater on Germination," eighth grade, St. Paul School, San Pablo




Technology, Engineering and Math

Grand Champion: Elizabeth Wackowski and Alexander Wackowski, "Dealing with Diabetes: The Road to Developing an Artificial Pancreas," seventh grade, St. Perpetua School, Lafayette

Finalists: Jose Fuentes and Alexander Rudolph, "Penny Holders," eighth grade, St. Martin de Porres Middle School, Oakland

Gabriel Magalong, "Improving the Solar Light Bottle," seventh grade, Assumption School, San Leandro

Brady Dunne, "Can Cereal Act as Glue," eighth grade, Corpus Christi School, Piedmont

Blas Guerrero and Alden Quintanilla-Sanchez, "Robot vs. Human," seventh grade, Christ the King School, Pleasant Hill

Emily Price, "Magnetic Propulsion," seventh grade, St. Joseph Elementary School, Alameda

Sebastian Dalvand, "Hovercraft Efficiency," seventh grade, St. John the Baptist School, San Lorenzo




Physical Sciences

Grand champion: Christian Noguera, "I Got the Power" seventh grade, St. Edward School, Newark

Finalists: Gabby Lucas, "Quantum Locking in Diamagnetism," eighth grade, St. Paul School, San Pablo

James Jolin, "Which Type of Produce has the Most Vitamin C," eighth grade, St. Perpetua School, Lafayette

Kristen Banchieri, "Don't Rock the Boat," eighth grade, St. Edward School, Newark

Luke Van Noord. "The MagLev Train," seventh grade, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley

Sebastian Barboza, "The Life of a Battery," seventh grade, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley

Logan Munius, "Sparks Fly," seventh grade, St. Patrick School, Rodeo

Dominick Turqueza, "Citrus Delight," seventh grade, St. Patrick School, Rodeo

Erzsabet Gonzalez, "Which Liquid Has the Most Conductivity," seventh grade, Assumption School, San Leandro

Rebbeca Siri, "Calories are Nuts," eighth grade, All Saints School, Hayward

Leslie Esquivel, "Gas in Each Liquid," eighth grade, St. Leander School, San Leandro

 
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