CSSF Project Listings: 2007
Applied Mechanics & Structures

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Jeremy J. Alexander, Grade 6 portrait
What Is the Optimum Leverage Point to Achieve Maximum Distance with My Catapult?
Advisor: Mr. James Hamlin
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Garrett T. Arbuckle, Grade 6 portrait
Brandon C. Seeto, Grade 6 portrait
The Effects of Rolling Resistance on Different Surfaces
Advisor: Mrs. Sherra Vongehr
School: Garfield Elementary School, Clovis, Fresno County
Matthew J. Armstrong, Grade 7 portrait
Truss Me: The Impact of Structural Design on the Strength of a Truss
Advisor: Mrs. Tara Douhan
School: St. Francis Parish School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Matthew W. Baldwin, Grade 8 portrait
Will the Bog Break the Log?
Advisor: Mr. Arthur McMahon
School: Elsinore Middle School, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County
Michael D. Bucher, Grade 8 portrait
Ramp It Up!
Advisor: Mrs. Linnae McKeever
School: Nobel (Alfred Bernhard) Middle School, Northridge, Los Angeles County
Justin M. Chan, Grade 8 portrait
The Whats and Hows of Fiber Wrap
Advisor: Mrs. Noreen Williams
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
Kristy S. Chang, Grade 8 portrait
Lana T. Ho, Grade 8 portrait
Bring on the Heat! A Project Concerning Stirling Engines
Advisor: Ms. Cindy Rogers
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Isaac V. Cohen, Grade 7 portrait
The Effects of Gyroscopic Force on a Stationary Body
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Nelson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
J0209 — Fourth Place
Foster D. Collins, Grade 7 portrait
Urban Solar Electric Panel Steering Testing and Proposed New System Design
Advisor: Mr. Hunter Pashkow
School: Warren Walker School, San Diego, San Diego County
Megan E. Cunningham, Grade 7 portrait
Does the Amount of Water in Concrete Affect Its Strength?
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Reed
School: Nazareth School, San Diego, San Diego County
Joey C. Gibbs, Grade 6 portrait
Determining the Stop Rate on Different Surfaces with Different Tire Pressures
Advisor: Mr. David Russell
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
Alec J. Gronberg, Grade 8 portrait
Chaz M. Marshall, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Blowgun Length on the Energy of Its Projectile
Advisor: Mr. Peter Florkiewicz
School: St. Joseph's School, Atherton, San Mateo County
Alyssa M. Herman, Grade 6 portrait
Rolling Backpacks: Do They Really Reduce the Stress on Your Spine?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Austin J. Hiatt, Grade 7 portrait
Determining the Fastest Gear Set-Up on a Single Speed BMX Bike through a Designated Course
Advisor: Mrs. Hillary Cloud
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Arian E. Khansari, Grade 8 portrait
Strength Test for Bridges
Advisor: Mr. Kenneth Cornell
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
Emily T.H. Le, Grade 8 portrait
Walk, Stop, and Stroll
Advisor: Mrs. Jelica Campos
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
Annie G. Lefley, Grade 8 portrait
Plies to Perfection: The Force on Your Patellar Tendon
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J0218 — Honorable Mention
Connor M. Lynch, Grade 8 portrait
Hydrogen Fuel: Clean and Powerful!
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Stephanie L. Merrill, Grade 7 portrait
Green Concrete
Advisor: Mr. Hunter Pashkow
School: Warren Walker School, San Diego, San Diego County
Eric C. Mintz, Grade 8 portrait
The Effects of a Dynamic Load on Structural Integrity
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Diego R. Munoz-Cowan, Grade 6 portrait
Truss Bridge Tests
Advisor: Ms. Debra Boothe
School: Maze (Marguerite) Middle School, Hollister, San Benito County
Denise A. Navarro, Grade 8 portrait
How Does a Trebuchet Work?
Advisor: Mr. Richard Zundel
School: Monroe (Albert F.) Magnet Middle School, Inglewood, Los Angeles County
Ralph M. Sathre, Grade 7 portrait
Does JB-Weld Have a Usable Strength in Space?
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Reed
School: Nazareth School, San Diego, San Diego County
Alexander J. Sercel, Grade 8 portrait
Effect of Propellant Variation and Aerodynamic Drag on Potato Cannon Performance
Advisor: Dr. Joel Sercel
School: St. Bede the Venerable School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Analisa K. Shields-Estrada, Grade 8 portrait
Does Structure Affect Strength?
Advisor: Mrs. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0226 — First Place
Courtney J. Shipp, Grade 8 portrait
Maximizing the Trajectory of a Trebuchet
Advisor: Ms. Roxanna Nessi
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Katelyn E. Shipp, Grade 6 portrait
Standing Tall: Strength of Shapes
Advisor: Mrs. Betty Hawkins
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Henry R. Solomon, Grade 6 portrait
Bend It Like Beckham or Magnus Force?
Advisor: Ms. Lisa White
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Garrett E. Sons, Grade 7 portrait
Determining the Damage of a Tsunami Wave Based on the Building's Shape, Angle, and Location
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Morgan W. Spadone, Grade 7 portrait
Portable Water Heater
Advisor: Mrs. Cindy Ludwig
School: St. Mel Catholic School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
Conor E. Stanton, Grade 8 portrait
Faster Flips: Angular Momentum and Gymnastics
Advisor: Mrs. Angie Kim
School: Borel Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Kristie M. Tagawa, Grade 8 portrait
It's the Blades That Count
Advisor: Ms. Cindy Ligeti
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Matthew A. Tatarka-Brown, Grade 6 portrait
Stressed Out
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Grace F. Tobias, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Centrifugation on Standard Fecal Flotation Procedures in the Recovery of Parasitic Ova in Beef Cattle
Advisor: Mr. Luciano Medeiros
School: Tres Pinos Union Elementary School, Hollister, San Benito County
Cameron W. Wallace, Grade 6 portrait
The Sweet Zone of a Ball-Bat Collision
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
David A. Whiteside, Grade 8 portrait
Projectile Efficiencies for a Kinetic Energy Weapon of Medieval Warfare
Advisor: Mrs. David Whiteside
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0237 — Second Place
Jonathan A. Wilde, Grade 8 portrait
ToughBot: The Pursuit of a Better Urban Search and Rescue Robot
Advisor: Mrs. Suzanne Chandler
School: Blach (Georgina P.) Intermediate School, Los Altos, Santa Clara County
Dylan T. Woodbury, Grade 7 portrait
Breaking Point: Using Pasta to Find the Effect of Length and Cross-Sectional Area on the Strength of an Object
Advisor: Mr. Greg Storseth
School: St. Paul's Middle School, Visalia, Tulare County
Iris Wu, Grade 8 portrait
Flipmaster 5000
Advisor: Mr. Mark Jorgensen
School: Ralston Middle School, Belmont, San Mateo County
J0240 — Third Place
David A. Zarrin, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Wheels on Catapult Efficiency
Advisor: Mr. Simon Zarrin
School: Redwood Middle School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County

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