CSSF Project Listings: 2010
Applied Mechanics & Structures

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Dalton W. Abrams, Grade 8 portrait
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Lorch
School: St. Hyacinth Academy, San Jacinto, Riverside County
J0202 — Honorable Mention
Conner R. Bennett, Grade 7 portrait
Biomimetic Water Striders: Testing the Load-Bearing Capacity of Static Water Strider Models
Advisor: Mrs. Whitney Thwaite
School: La Entrada Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County
J0203 — Honorable Mention
Aiden D. Blood, Grade 7 portrait
Can Smaller Eggs Support More Weight?
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Cooper
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
Jacob R. Castellon, Grade 7 portrait
Which Bridge Design Is the Strongest?
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Mayer
School: Downtown Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0205 — First Place
Alex L. Chang, Grade 7 portrait
A Study of Utilizing "Maglev" Base Isolation for Reduction of Structure Damage During an Earthquake
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Derek W. Curtis, Grade 8 portrait
Pulling Weight on... Mars?
Advisor: Ms. Shelley Spurgeon
School: Palm Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
S. Annika Daug, Grade 6 portrait
Comparing the Strength of Solid and Laminate Wood Beams
Advisor: Mrs. Wendy Karnes
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Emma A. Debasitis, Grade 7 portrait
An Arrow's Flight
Advisor: Mr. Mark Debasitis
School: Bernal Intermediate School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Cory R. Hunter, Grade 7 portrait
Experimentation in Elasticity: How Can Temperature Affect a Golf Ball's Flight?
Advisor: Mr. Brian Hunter
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
Fionna M. Jensen, Grade 6 portrait
How Does the Diameter and Type of a Pulley System Change the Force Needed to Lift 5 lbs?
Advisor: Mr. Ross Jonas
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
William S. Jones, Grade 7 portrait
Gunnar L. Little, Grade 7 portrait
Caleb K. Sager, Grade 7 portrait
The Heat Is On: The Effect of Golf Ball Temperature on Distance
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Sager
School: Three Rivers Union School, Three Rivers, Tulare County
Sami J. Kirkpatrick, Grade 6 portrait
Wheel Friction
Advisor: Ms. Jana Wiener
School: Crossroads School for Arts and Science, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Madeline C. Kuney, Grade 6 portrait
Does Temperature Affect a Tennis Ball's Bounce?
Advisor: Mrs. Wendy Karnes
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Sierra H. Laird, Grade 8 portrait
Remotely Operated Vehicles: Remote vs. Local Power
Advisor: Ms. Barbara Verhage
School: Boulder Creek Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Caroline E. Lamoureux, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Weight Distribution on Bridges
Advisor: Mr. Duane Lamoureux
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
J0216 — Second Place
Grant M. Lilya, Grade 8 portrait
Roof Truss Designs
Advisor: Mr. Go Ozeni
School: Correia (Steven V.) Junior High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Nicholas L. Matta, Grade 6 portrait
How Shear Walls Work to Limit Earthquake Damage
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Hollywood Schoolhouse, Hollywood, Los Angeles County
J0218 — Honorable Mention
Prachi Nawathe, Grade 7 portrait
Air Powered Engine
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Lam L. Nguyen, Grade 7 portrait
Launch It!
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
J0220 — Fourth Place
Ravi K. Nidumolu, Grade 8 portrait
It Will Blow You Away
Advisor: Mr. Rod Atchley
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Paige E. Roper, Grade 6 portrait
Which Bridge Type Is Strongest: Arch, Beam, or Truss?
Advisor: Mr. Donald Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
Connor B. Shands-Sparks, Grade 7 portrait
The Trebuchet Weight vs. Distance Test
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Jennings
School: Cajon Park School, Santee, San Diego County
Megan L. Spencer, Grade 8 portrait
The Physics of Roller Coasters
Advisor: Mr. Brian Redmond
School: Riverside Preparatory, Oro Grande, San Bernardino County
J0224 — Third Place
Michael A. Swerdlow, Grade 6 portrait
Loop the Loop: Physics of Vertical Loop Roller Coasters
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Amit S. Talreja, Grade 7 portrait
Yo-Yo Physics
Advisor: Ms. Heather Linsley
School: Sutter Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
J0226 — Honorable Mention
Joshua J. Van Benschoten, Grade 8 portrait
Friction Dampers: Putting the Brakes on Earthquakes
Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Vodraska
School: Sequoia Middle School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Thomas A. Wood, Grade 6 portrait
Concrete on Fire: The Effects of High Heat Temperatures on Concrete
Advisor: Mr. Chuck Yeh
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County

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