CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Applied Mechanics & Structures

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J0201 — Honorable Mention
Armen S. Arslanian, Grade 7 portrait
Is Plywood Stronger than Solid Wood?
Advisor: Mrs. Lina Arslanian
School: Merdinian (C&E) Armenian Evangelical School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
J0202 — Honorable Mention
Beau W. Bayless, Grade 8 portrait
Trevor S. Foss, Grade 8 portrait
How Does Changing the Air Pressure of an Air Gun Affect the Average Speed of the Pellet?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
Danielle M. Behrens, Grade 6 portrait
Distances a Catapult Can Propel Spheres of Differing Mass and Density
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Greenfield
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Alex R. Bennett, Grade 8 portrait
Need for Speed: Optimization of a 1:18 Scale Radio Controlled Car for Speed
Advisor: Mr. Chris Kuhn
School: St. John School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Chris D. Botts, Grade 6 portrait
A Comparison of Bridge Type and Bridge Strength
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Amanda B. Castillo, Grade 6 portrait
Goal! Can You Handle the Pressure?
Advisor: Mr. Joe Condon
School: Lipman Middle School, Brisbane, San Mateo County
J0207 — First Place
Foster D. Collins, Grade 8 portrait
Urban Solar, Year Two: Dual-Axis Panel Tracking Tests
Advisor: Mr. Hunter Pashkow
School: Warren Walker School, San Diego, San Diego County
Satyaprit Das, Grade 6 portrait
Ashu Shrestha, Grade 8 portrait
How Much Energy Is Lost to Friction?
Advisor: Ms. Jean Schumpelt
School: Folsom Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Alex M. DiFante, Grade 8 portrait
Supporting Bridges
Advisor: Mrs. Cherie England
School: Shorecliffs Middle School, San Clemente, Orange County
Graham M. Francis, Grade 8 portrait
Tensile Strength of Wood
Advisor: Ms. Sue Song
School: Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
J0211 — Second Place
Cameron C. Fuller, Grade 8 portrait
Adam W. Goldman, Grade 8 portrait
How the Materials of Bushings Affect a Skateboard's Turning Performance
Advisor: Ms. Jana Wiener
School: Crossroads School for Arts and Science, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Ramon Gomez, Jr., Grade 7 portrait
Sergio I. Ramirez, Grade 8 portrait
Trebuchet 3... 2... 1... Fire!
Advisor: Mrs. Maria Lyn Genota
School: Monroe (Albert F.) Magnet Middle School, Inglewood, Los Angeles County
J0213 — Honorable Mention
Katherine A. Hudgens, Grade 8 portrait
Frenetic, Kinetic Coaster
Advisor: Mr. Christian Christiansen
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Monique C. Iuster, Grade 7 portrait
Which Web Withstands Weights? The Application of Force Decomposition to Spider Webs
Advisor: Ms. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Sucharita Kumar, Grade 6 portrait
"Truss" That Structure
Advisor: Mr. Charles Nelson
School: University Park Elementary, Irvine, Orange County
J0216 — Third Place
Alexandra A. Lamoureux, Grade 8 portrait
Bridges: Which Design Is Best?
Advisor: Mr. Duane Lamoureux
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Nicole A. Lopez, Grade 8 portrait
The Physics of Cheating in Baseball
Advisor: Mrs. Jamie Viveros
School: Stonecreek Junior High, Bakersfield, Kern County
Blake S. Mattern, Grade 6 portrait
Football Kicking Comparison
Advisor: Miss Carrie Given
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Julio A. Medina, Grade 6 portrait
How to Build a Better Bridge
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Gathenji B. Njoroge, Grade 6 portrait
Bridging the World
Advisor: Mrs. Catherine Njoroge
School: Patriot Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Jacob M. Osterloh, Grade 8 portrait
IED Defense
Advisor: Miss Kaitlin Kruser
School: Reyburn Intermediate, Clovis, Fresno County
Payal A. Patel, Grade 8 portrait
What's The Breaking Point?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
J0223 — Fourth Place
Aaron H. Smith, Grade 7 portrait
How Different Surfaces Affect the Velocity of a Rolling Object
Advisor: Mrs. Pam Savage
School: Coastal Academy, Oceanside, San Diego County
Sean P. Traynor, Grade 7 portrait
Ready, Aim, Fire! Maximizing the Trebuchet's Range
Advisor: Mr. Richard Wallace
School: North Star Academy, Redwood City, San Mateo County
Ryan E. Warriner, Grade 7 portrait
Catapault: Variables and Distance
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Vaccaro
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Justo R. Padron, III, Grade 7 portrait
What Is the Effect of Admixtures on Concrete Strength?
Advisor: Mr. Justo Padron, Jr.
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County

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