CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Applied Mechanics/ Structures & Mechanisms/ Manufacturing
Junior Division

J0101 Category Award: First Place
Acker, Stephen A., Grade 6
Bridge Design
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Williams
School: Wilson Middle School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County

Al-Sannaa, Daniel A., Grade 7
Chiccone, Chris L., Grade 7
Owens, Jeff C., Grade 7
Wyman, Chris M., Grade 7
Bridge Structures Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Nina Wyman
School: Waterloo School, Stockton, San Joaquin County

Bartel, Matthew J., Grade 8
Gears, Gears, Gears Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Karsevar
School: Clark (C. Todd) Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Busch, Annie C., Grade 7
To Build the Better Sand Castle
Advisor: Ms. Julie Ossman
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County

Chavarria, Adrian, Grade 6
Stepping on the Recyclable Path to the Future
Advisor: Mrs. Gloria Munoz-Looney
School: St. Edward's Catholic School, Corona, Riverside County

Chen, Mengfei, Grade 7
Green, Hillary F., Grade 7
Building a Medieval Seige Machine: The Realm of the Trebuchet
Advisor: Ms. Sally Riley
School: Venado Middle School, Irvine, Orange County

Clark, Caroline E., Grade 8
Flex and Weight Difference on Bridges
Advisor: Mrs. Shloe Donoghue
School: All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County

J0108 Category Award: Second Place
Cohen, Jeremiah ("Yermie") R., Grade 8
Electroactive Polymers as Artificial Muscles Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. Francesc Giralt
School: Adams (John) Middle School, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County

Denherder, Scott R., Grade 8
Shocking News Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Wooden
School: Sierra Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

DiJulio, Mia S., Grade 8
Building Bridges
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Usher
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Greenwood, Erinn A., Grade 8
Which Brick (Cement Brick or Cement/Polypropylene Fiber Brick) Will Be Stronger in the Freeze / Thaw Environment?
Advisor: Mr. Peter Chilpigian
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Hamlin, Brian A., Grade 8
Does Molybdenum Disulfide Make a Difference? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Daryl Amble
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Hatcher, W. Jeffrey, Grade 6
Does ABEC Rating Affect the Amount of Friction Produced by a Skateboard Bearing? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. David Cook
School: Endeavour Elementary, Bakersfield, Kern County

J0114 Category Award: Third Place
Hiel, Lynn A., Grade 7
Can Foam Make Steel Stronger? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Steven Parsa
School: Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County

Kintzele, Edgar W., IV, Grade 7
Resist the Force: Structural Support vs. Earthquake Magnitude Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Laurie Wallin
School: Lewis (Harvey L.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Lewis, Charles E., Grade 8
Gear Up! Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Wendy McKeown
School: Atascadero Junior High School, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County

Loncar, Zachary T., Grade 7
Magnetic Levitation
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County

Maiello, Alana S., Grade 8
Balanced or Unbalanced? That Is the Question Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. Ralph Maiello
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Malek, Marianne M., Grade 8
Wood vs. Metal: A Challenge between Two Baseball Bats
Advisor: Mr. William Fox
School: St. Mary's Elementary School, Escondido, San Diego County

Mallon, Erin R., Grade 6
Electricity from the Sun: No Aim, No Gain
Advisor: Mr. Brian Bowles
School: Laytonville Middle School, Laytonville, Mendocino County

Mazelli, Ryan J., Grade 8
Skateboard Bearings Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Mercer, Garrett J., Grade 8
Which Brand of Fishing Line Is the Strongest?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Nihonyanagi, Mariko G., Grade 8
Don't Burst Your Bubbles: Bubble Wrap Small vs. Large
Advisor: Mr. Jim Loughmiller
School: Twain Harte Middle School, Twain Harte, Tuolumne County

Pierson, Tommy E., Grade 7
The Lighter the Bat the Farther the Ball
Advisor: Ms. Deborah Trimble
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County

J0125 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Pies, Matthew R., Grade 8
How Does Arch Curvature Affect Strength? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County

Pikula, Erin T., Grade 8
Which Wooden Bridge Design Holds the Most Weight?
Advisor: Mrs. Jelica Campos
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County

Pimentel, Kyle W., Grade 8
Schuh, Beaux J., Grade 8
Telles, Finn G., Grade 8
Hammer to the Max
Advisor: Mrs. Jamie Baker
School: St. Anthony's School, Fresno, Fresno County

Platsis, Megan M., Grade 8
Does Price Make a Difference?
Advisor: Mrs. Dianne Begbie
School: Colton (Walter) Middle School, Monterey, Monterey County

Pritzker, George M., Grade 7
Mechanical Advantage of Levers in Mouse Trap Cars Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Tom Smith
School: La Jolla Country Day School, La Jolla, San Diego County

Rakstins, Joseph M., Grade 8
Does It Pay to Cheat in Baseball Using Altered Bats?
Advisor: Ms. Gail Schauer
School: Burlingame Intermediate School, Burlingame, San Mateo County

Rogers, Kenith V., Grade 8
Skateboard Bearings: Are You Getting What You Pay For? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Bill Miller
School: Lewis (Harvey L.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Sanchez, Justin A., Grade 8
The Ultimate Board
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Coane
School: Sierra Middle School, Stockton, San Joaquin County

Schultz, Danielle N., Grade 8
Gas Station Air Pump Gauge Accuracy: Would You Bet Your Life on It?
Advisor: Mr. William Fox
School: St. Mary's Elementary School, Escondido, San Diego County

Shenkman, Carey R., Grade 8
Bridge Design vs. Strength
Advisor: Mrs. Mackie Cardoos
School: Holy Family Cathedral School, Orange, Orange County

Shuman, Corey, Grade 6
Ratios to Efficiency Gear Up for Electricity
Advisor: Mr. Rick Hoffman
School: Fort Washington Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County

Smith, Jeffry L., Jr., Grade 7
How Well Different Lubricants Reduce Friction in Skateboard Wheel Bearings
Advisor: Mr. Bozarth
School: Sequoia Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Southward, Ben W., Grade 6
Lights Out
Advisor: Mrs. Cheryl Cleeves
School: Clifford Marine Science Magnet School, Redwood City, San Mateo County

Walker, Joey M., Grade 8
How Does the Core of a Baseball Affect the Distance It Will Travel When Hit?
Advisor: Mr. Steven Duerr
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Wiegand, Paul F., Grade 8
Which Bridge Design Is the Most Efficient? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Amanda West
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Yoder, Katelyn A., Grade 7
Oversized Tennis Ball: A Big Difference?
Advisor: Mr. David Piercy
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

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