CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Fluid Mechanics/ Aerodynamics/ Thermophysics
Junior Division

Boucher, Nick, Grade 7
DeSantis, Pietro, III, Grade 7
Luce, George, Grade 7
Researching the Flight of Paper Airplanes Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Margaret DeSantis
School: Richmond Elementary School, Susanville, Lassen County

Camp, Joshua K., Grade 6
Blast Off!!!
Advisor: Mrs. Maureen Turner
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County

Chinn, Logan D., Grade 8
Aerodynamics and Its Effect on a Rocket's Apogee Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Robert Librizzi
School: Atascadero Junior High School, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County

Dearborn, Laura N., Grade 6
Forest, Sarah L., Grade 6
Hear Ye, Hear Ye... Or Not
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Lynch
School: St. Paul's Middle School, Visalia, Tulare County

Ellis, Jeff M., Grade 6
Does Fan Blade Configuration Affect the Power Output of a Wind Generator?
Advisor: Mr. Michael Jennett
School: Crestmoor Elementary School, San Bruno, San Mateo County

Fortney, Tyler K., Grade 6
Cut the Grass, Smell the Fries, Using Recycled Cooking Oil to Run a Lawn Mower
Advisor: Ms. Cathy Parra
School: Operation New Hope, Corona, Riverside County

Fowler, Holly T., Grade 8
The Trouble with Gliders
Advisor: Mrs. Lorraine Usher
School: Borel Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County

Galli, Sam R., Grade 6
Moving in 3-D Space: Does Positioning of Thrusters Affect Maneuverability of a Remotely Operated Vehicle? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Wicht
School: St. Joseph of Cupertino School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County

Gamache, Garrett R., Grade 6
How Does a Wing Produce Lift?
Advisor: Mrs. Tracy Yochum
School: Cummings Valley Elementary, Tehachapi, Kern County

Glosz, Ashley D., Grade 8
Which Materials Conduct Ultrasonic Sound Best Underwater? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Gonzales, Albert J., Grade 7
LaRiviere, Michael P., Grade 7
How Many Newtons Does It Take to Stop a 10-Pound Bowling Ball in Less than Three Meters? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Leena Berger
School: Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child, Pasadena, Los Angeles County

Hall, Grant A., Grade 7
The Battle of Sound Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Sally Clark
School: Modoc Middle School, Alturas, Modoc County

Henry, Carleen S., Grade 8
Which Angle of Attack Generates the Most Lift? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Terri Elkin
School: Chipman Middle School, Alameda, Alameda County

Jordan, Christian M., Grade 7
Up, Up, and Away Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Christy Scott
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Kahn, Benjamin F., Grade 7
Lift Off: What Airfoil Shape Produces the Most Lift? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Wald
School: Ralston Intermediate School, Belmont, San Mateo County

Katragadda, Nimi, Grade 7
A Solution to the Energy Crisis
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Lippert
School: Tevis Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Kirkpatrick, Sean O., Grade 6
Which Plane Flies the Longest? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Yoxall
School: Baechtel Grove Middle School, Willits, Mendocino County

Klear, Daniel C., Grade 7
The Effect of Sail Shape on Sailing Efficiency Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Jerry Trenter
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County

Liberty, Amanda A., Grade 6
The Bernoulli Principle
Advisor: Mr. Ross Liberty
School: Deep Valley Christian School, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County

J0920 Category Award: Second Place
Lipton, Zach L., Grade 7
Let's Hear It in the Gym Community Center: An Acoustical Study Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Spaeth
School: Nueva Center for Learning, Hillsborough, San Mateo County

J0921 Category Award: First Place
Malherbe, Ryan, Grade 8
Vortex Generators: Effective Airflow Accelerators? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Michael Malherbe
School: Chaparral Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

Marschik, Dustin J., Grade 8
Rocket Nozzles: Improving Propulsion Methods for the Future
Advisor: Mr. Morley Cohen
School: Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

McGuire, Garrett S., Grade 6
Eh...? What Did You Say? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Kimberly Keys
School: Eagle Canyon Elementary School, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County

J0924 Category Award: Third Place
McLaughlin, Daniel S., Grade 8
Autorotation of Polygonal Prisms in an Airstream Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Custer
School: Horicon School, Annapolis, Sonoma County

Meyer, Jymette M., Grade 7
Lift? The Effect of Wing Shape and Angle of Attack on Lift Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Carol Turpin
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Nehrenz, Matthew T., Grade 8
All Golf Balls Are Not Created Equal
Advisor: Ms. Gretchen Stoltz
School: St. Pius X Elementary School, Redwood City, San Mateo County

Orr, Graham J., Grade 8
Thrust and Altitude
Advisor: Mr. Victor Medina
School: La Paz Intermediate School, Mission Viejo, Orange County

Raab, Stephen A., Grade 6
Electric Wind Power
Advisor: Mrs. Patricia Matson
School: St. Mary Magdalen, Camarillo, Ventura County

Reintjes, Alan L., Grade 6
Rocketry Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Gary Cohagan
School: Valley Oak Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County

J0931 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Roussin, Nicole S., Grade 8
The Effect of Reflective Surfaces on Solar Oven Efficiency
Advisor: Mrs. Linay McKeever
School: Nobel (Alfred Bernhard) Middle School, Northridge, Los Angeles County

Rubin, Isaac A., Grade 7
Zoom Zoom Zoom! Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Mike Osborn
School: Pacific Grove Middle School, Pacific Grove, Monterey County

Schuster, Gregory P., Grade 7
Keep On Truckin: Studying Aerodynamics of Cab & Air Deflector Designs to Reduce Fuel Consumption & Improve Air Quality Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Kerry Schuster
School: Faith Christian Academy, Murrieta, Riverside County

Wardle, Charles J., Grade 7
How Does a Boats Hull Shape and/or Mass Affect the Speed It Can Travel Through Water?
Advisor: Ms. Carla Loque
School: Ayer (Bernice) Middle School, San Clemente, Orange County

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