CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J0101 — Honorable Mention
Benjamin I. Antin, Grade 7 portrait
How Airplanes Fly
Advisor: Mr. Enrique Hueyopa
School: Kadima Hebrew Academy, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
Kennedy J. Bingham, Grade 6 portrait
Which Windmill Is Better?
Advisor: Mr. Gary Kreeger
School: San Carlos Elementary School, Monterey, Monterey County
Matteo A. Busalacchi, Grade 6 portrait
Noa Garcia-Brown, Grade 6 portrait
How Wing Design Affects Lift across Different Angles of Attack
Advisor: Mr. Jeffery Bass
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Justin T. Clausen, Grade 6 portrait
Riley M. Gaucher, Grade 6 portrait
Jack T. Morgan, Grade 6 portrait
The Science of Paper Airplane Flight
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Zugrave
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
Saya Coronado, Grade 7 portrait
Sustainability with Wind Power
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Salverson
School: Plaza Vista School, Irvine, Orange County
Paul P. Daws, Grade 7 portrait
Fins, Flippers, Feet!
Advisor: Mr. Matt Inman
School: Ojai Valley School, Ojai, Ventura County
Evan G. DeLano, Grade 8 portrait
Bryan I. Kronenberg, Grade 8 portrait
Air Pressure in Soccer Balls
Advisor: Mrs. Courtney Fricke
School: Westside Neighborhood School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Josh S. Dhaliwal, Grade 6 portrait
How Efficient Is Your Wind Turbine?
Advisor: Mr. Jesse Dhaliwal
School: Reagan (Ronald) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Laurel A. Ezell, Grade 7 portrait
Hovercrafts: Winds of Movement
Advisor: Mr. Jimmy Ezell
School: Bernal Intermediate School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0110 — Fourth Place
Mac Goldwhite, Grade 8 portrait
Stoked on Viscosity
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J0111 — Second Place
Bryton A. Horner, Grade 8 portrait
Fuel Troubles: Improving Car Aerodynamics and Fuel Efficiency through Dimples
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Evan L.R. Karow, Grade 6 portrait
Can Kites Go Low?
Advisor: Ms. Sara Folkert
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Andrew V. Kelleghan, Grade 7 portrait
Falling Faster: The Effect of Area on Terminal Velocity
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Petoskey
School: St. Anastasia Elementary School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Muzammil A. Khan, Grade 8 portrait
WHRRR! The Effect of the Angle of a Blade on the Voltage Output of a Wind Turbine
Advisor: Dr. Lian Jeeawoody
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
David K. Knittel, Grade 8 portrait
Pick-Up the Pace: A Study in Truck Body Shapes and Drag
Advisor: Mrs. Whitney Skinner
School: Excelsior Middle School, Byron, Contra Costa County
Michael J. Lawler, Grade 6 portrait
Maximum Angle of Attack Before Stalling
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer King
School: Chaparral Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County
J0117 — Third Place
Ethan D. Maahs, Grade 6 portrait
Spin It to the Limit
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Nicholas A. Maggio, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Water Level on the Altitude of a 2-Liter Water Rocket
Advisor: Mrs. Carolyn Sorge
School: First Lutheran Christian Elementary School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
Diego McDonald, Grade 8 portrait
Determining the Relationship between Lift and Wind Speed to Induce Flight in a Sample Aircraft
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Miles J. McGinley, Grade 7 portrait
Hovercraft Mania
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Reed
School: Nazareth School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0121 — Honorable Mention
Kaycee C. Miller, Grade 6 portrait
Rotating into the Future of Flight
Advisor: Mr. Robert Ferrone
School: Norco Elementary School, Norco, Riverside County
Loren J. Newton, Grade 7 portrait
Fly Like an Eagle: Ornithopter Dynamics
Advisor: Mr. Mike Mackintosh
School: Villegas (Ysmael) Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
Samuel C. Nobles, Grade 8 portrait
Does the Size of the Waterwheel Paddle Affect Speed and Performance?
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Williams
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Justo Padron, III, Grade 8 portrait
Does Wing Affect the Amount of Kinetic Energy Produced by the Different Wind Blade Designs
Advisor: Mr. Justo Padron
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Nikita Patel, Grade 8 portrait
Gone with the Wind
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Rylan T. Pickett, Grade 8 portrait
Water Wheelin': The Effects of Turbine Blade Size on Power Produced by a Micro-Hydro Water Turbine
Advisor: Ms. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Omkar S. Savant, Grade 6 portrait
The Lean Mean Green Machine: Finding the Optimum Parameters for an Efficient Windmill
Advisor: Mr. Nick Maramba
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0128 — Honorable Mention
Amber J. Schisler, Grade 8 portrait
Which Airfoil Design Generates the Most Lift?
Advisor: Dr. Lynne Shevinsky
School: Rio Seco Elementary School, Santee, San Diego County
Ryan C. Segervall, Grade 8 portrait
The Amazing Hovercraft
Advisor: Ms. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
Isabelle L.P. Swing, Grade 6 portrait
How Does Parachute Material Affect Speed?
Advisor: Mrs. Karen Johnson
School: Southside School, Hollister, San Benito County
J0131 — First Place
Brian J. Vallelunga, Grade 8 portrait
Levitation: Applied Electrohydrodynamics
Advisor: Mr. Doug Foster
School: Dana (Richard Henry) Middle School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
Nicholas M. Willy, Grade 6 portrait
Which Pitch to Ditch? How Propeller Pitch Affects the Thrust and Speed of an Underwater Motor
Advisor: Mr. George Alexandrov
School: Bradley (Elma G.) Elementary School, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
Matthew Wong, Grade 6 portrait
Looking for Lift!
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Hilldale School, Daly City, San Mateo County

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