CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J0101 — Honorable Mention
Emin Abranians, Grade 8 portrait
Airplane Lift: Wing Curvature Generates Lift
Advisor: Mr. Vartan Issaiyan
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Jagdeep S. Basi, Grade 8 portrait
How Much Does the Size of a Glider's Horizontal Stabilizer in Ratio to Its Fuselage Affect Its Flight Path?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Hayden R. Bromberg, Grade 8 portrait
Blowin' in the Wind: The Answer to Renewable Energy
Advisor: Ms. Courtney Chu
School: Westside Neighborhood School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Chase Campion, Grade 7 portrait
The Effects of Tail Assemblies on Gliders
Advisor: Mr. Lou Morton
School: St. Francis Solano School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
Jonathan J. Crowther, Grade 7 portrait
Out of Thin Air: Harnessing Wind Energy with an Efficient Blade Design
Advisor: Mr. Eric Crowther
School: Spring Grove School, Hollister, San Benito County
Natalie G. Dean, Grade 8 portrait
Zoe-Marlene Frei, Grade 8 portrait
High Winds and Low Roofs
Advisor: Mr. Chris Lay
School: Kirby (Georgiana Bruce) Preparatory High Sch, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Jessica M. Fallon, Grade 8 portrait
Which Hull Style Will Go the Mile?
Advisor: Mrs. Kellie Marcarelli
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Ian N. Fisher, Grade 8 portrait
Down Force of a Stock Car
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Alta Vista School, Auburn, Placer County
Calum B. Johnson, Grade 7 portrait
Perfect Propeller Performance
Advisor: Ms. Stefanie Brown
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Emily M. Johnson, Grade 7 portrait
Windmill Blade Shapes
Advisor: Ms. Jill Elliott
School: Baymonte Christian School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
William C. Jones, III, Grade 6 portrait
Hovercraft and Laws of Motion
Advisor: Mrs. Ellen Meisen
School: Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Austin B.T. Keys, Grade 6 portrait
Golf Ball Dimples and Drag
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Cantrell
School: Branch (Irving L.) Elementary, Edwards, Kern County
J0113 — Fourth Place
Muzammil A. Khan, Grade 7 portrait
SPLASH! The Effect of Size of Blades and Number of Blades on the Voltage Output of Waterwheels
Advisor: Mrs. Shagufta Akhtar
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Kyle L. Leverett, Grade 8 portrait
Daniel C. Skeldon, Grade 8 portrait
Gone with the Wind
Advisor: Mrs. Heidi White
School: Citrus Hills Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J0115 — Third Place
Patrick A. Lowe, Grade 8 portrait
Spoilers, Inverted Wings, Ground Effects: Which Will Make Down Force Efficiently?
Advisor: Ms. Sue Song
School: Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Kylen C. Maple, Grade 6 portrait
How Does Shooting a Soccer Ball at a Target with Different Angles and with Spin Affect Your Success?
Advisor: Mrs. Melanie McGuire
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Ian H. Meeder, Grade 8 portrait
Gone With the Wind: How Windbreaks Affect Wind Flow
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Tustin K. Moore, Grade 7 portrait
To Dimple or Not To Dimple: Can the Distance of a BB Be Improved by Dimpling Its Surface?
Advisor: Mrs. Dana Villicano
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Nathan G. Nadeau, Grade 7 portrait
Maintaining Altitude
Advisor: Ms. Maureen DelGaudio
School: Corona Fundamental Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
Ayla L. Nelson, Grade 8 portrait
Shapes of Parachutes and Descent Rates
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Loren J. Newton, Grade 6 portrait
Prop Job: The Efficiency of a Propeller
Advisor: Ms. Denyse Buck
School: Villegas (Ysmael) Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
Ryan G. Patrick, Grade 8 portrait
Wind Turbine Energy
Advisor: Mr. Steve Hoffman
School: McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville, Humboldt County
Philip A. Potvin, Grade 7 portrait
The Aerodynamics of the Wing
Advisor: Mrs. Margery Weitkamp
School: Montclair College Prep Middle School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County
Karina Ramirez, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Parachute Material on Parachute Speed
Advisor: Mrs. Deana Linstead
School: Prueitt (John L.) Elementary School, Wasco, Kern County
J0125 — First Place
Christopher P. Sauer, Grade 7 portrait
Jonathan A. Zdasiuk, Grade 7 portrait
An Engine with Nothing Inside? Building a Magnetohydrodynamic Drive
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Corte Madera Middle School, Portola Valley, San Mateo County
Sara Z. Shah, Grade 8 portrait
Torpedinidae in the Bay: Salinity Altering Viscosity, Changing the Velocity
Advisor: Mrs. Kellie Marcarelli
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0127 — Second Place
Shalin N. Shah, Grade 7 portrait
Transport Phenomena
Advisor: Ms. Anupa Shah
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Nicholas Vanhecke, Grade 7 portrait
Aerodynamic Efficiency
Advisor: Mrs. Tammy Lashlee
School: Santa Barbara Christian School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J0129 — Honorable Mention
Eric J. Walz, Grade 8 portrait
Hydrodynamics and Drag
Advisor: Mrs. Noreen Williams
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
Connor Werner, Grade 8 portrait
You Are Cleared for Takeoff: Propeller Design
Advisor: Mr. William Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Alanna K. Williams, Grade 8 portrait
What Makes a Whirlpool?
Advisor: Ms. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Drew J. Wodecki, Grade 6 portrait
Wind Turbine: Do More Blades Mean More Power?
Advisor: Mr. David Evert
School: Colton (Walter) Middle School, Monterey, Monterey County
Mark R. Wolford, Jr., Grade 7 portrait
Hurricane of Water
Advisor: Mr. Chris Kuhn
School: St. John School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0134 — Honorable Mention
Nickolas W. Zurlinden, Grade 8 portrait
Stability of Rockets
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County

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