CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Applied Mechanics & Structures

Senior Division

S0301 — Honorable Mention
Daelin T. Arney, Grade 11
Advisor: Ms. Connie Arney
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Sacramento County
Jarrison R. Ball, Grade 10
Matthew S. Harris, Grade 10
The Effect of Frost on an Aircraft Wing
Advisor: Mr. Steve Johnon, Mr. Steve Johnson
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Tristan A. Brousseau, Grade 11
The Green Steam Engine
Advisor: Mr. Dave Cooper
School: Halstrom High School, Mission Viejo, Los Angeles County
Olin F. Bruton, Grade 10
Make Your Own Speed: Novel Use of Fluid Dynamics in Channel Bottoms
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
John Chapman A. Caddell, Grade 10
The Leidenpump: A Non-Mechanical Means of Fluid Delivery
Advisor: Dr. Phil Wenzel
School: Stevenson (Robert Louis) High School, Pebble Beach, Monterey County
Alex L. Chang, Grade 11
Surviving Earthquakes: A Novel 2-D Magnetically Levitated Seismic Base Isolation System
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Bunch
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Jerry Y. Chen, Grade 12
Time-Variant Damping Method to Reduce Vibration Damages to Mechanical Structures
Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Lanzi-Sheaman
School: Del Norte High School, San Diego, San Diego County
S0308 — Second Place
Jessica Chiu, Grade 12
Aeroelastic Flight Dynamic Modeling and Fabrication of an Adaptive Camber-Morphing Aircraft Using Nickel Titanium Alloys
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Burns
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Cooper D. Johnson, Grade 10
William H. deBruynKops, Grade 10
Maximizing the Efficiency of a Parabolic Solar Water Heater
Advisor: Ms. Melissa Woods
School: Santa Barbara Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Amy Z. Dong, Grade 10
The Development of a Hybrid Battery and Solar Panel System to Power an Ultra-lightweight Small Airplane
Advisor: Ms. Angie Olivares
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
Eleanor O. Frost, Grade 11
Increasing Power Output by Reducing the Windmill Blade Tip Vortex
Advisor: Mr. Paul Sauter
School: Chaminade College Preparatory, West Hills, Los Angeles County
S0312 — Honorable Mention
Rae J. Holcomb, Grade 11
A Study of Fluid Resistance in Shear-Thickening Non-Newtonian Fluids
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Jonathon W. Horbaly, Grade 9
Radioactive Pebbles, Space Suits, and Cloud Chambers
Advisor: Ms. Bethany Dixon
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Placer County
S0314 — Honorable Mention
Lauren Kim, Grade 10
The Effect of Increased Salinization on the Production of Voltage through Wave Power
Advisor: Ms. Crystal Cooper
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Benjamin Kolland, Grade 9
The Effect of Air Pressure vs. Constant Pressure on Water Gun Design
Advisor: Ms. Kris Neustadter
School: MCP Middle and High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Chloe C. Kuo, Grade 10
An Emergency Autonomous Driving System to Improve Safety from Battery Fires in Electric Cars
Advisor: Mr. Martin Teachworth
School: La Jolla Senior High School, La Jolla, San Diego County
S0317 — Honorable Mention
Larson T. LeDuc, Grade 11
Soften the Wave: The Minimization of a Tsunami
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Jacob D. Loewen, Grade 9
Battle of the Windmills
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Loewen
School: Central High School-West Campus, Fresno, Fresno County
Omena C. Mushale, Grade 10
Engineering and Testing Wings
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Lewis
School: Vanden High School, Fairfield, Solano County
S0321 — First Place
Loren Newton, Grade 12
Cones-Chutes-Coils: Novel Proposals to Ebb Wingtip Vortices
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: La Sierra High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Alessandro Panighetti, Grade 10
Rocket Fuel Grains
Advisor: Mr. Woodward Maxwell
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Alyssa N. Pronovost, Grade 9
The Wind Beneath My Wings: The Study of Lift on Airfoils
Advisor: Mr. Gregory Pronovost
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0324 — Fourth Place
Jason S. Provol, Grade 9
Analysis of Synthetic Jet Actuators to Enhance Airfoil Safety and Performance
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Garrett W. Reynolds, Grade 10
Constituents that Affect an Object's Friction on Non-Stable Surfaces
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Nick D. Rhodes, Grade 11
Concussions: No More Counting Stars
Advisor: Miss Katie Lewis
School: Big Valley High School, Bieber, Lassen County
Adrian E. Samkian, Grade 10
Economically Modify Liquid Crystals Displays to Increase Flexibility and Durability
Advisor: Ms. Orenda Tuason
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
Sidney E. Wilcox, Grade 11
Comparing Horizontal and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines in a Wind Farm Situation
Advisor: Ms. Gwen Corbett
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
S0329 — Third Place
Ryan S. Wong, Grade 12
Active Tremor Stabilization for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Alexander Woodside, Grade 9
How Temperature Impacts Lego Pneumatics
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Woodside
School: Mountain Oaks School, San Andreas, Calaveras County
S0331 — Honorable Mention
Renden E. Yoder, Grade 12
Replicating Biological Walking Patterns in Robotic Systems
Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Bianco
School: Xavier College Preparatory High School, Palm Desert, Riverside County

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