CSSF Category Awards: 2010
Applied Mechanics & Structures

Junior Division


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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
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
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
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
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
J0218 — Honorable Mention
Prachi Nawathe, Grade 7 portrait
Air Powered Engine
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara 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

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