CSSF Project Listings: 2010
Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Derek M. Abbott, Grade 8 portrait
Aerodynamics of a Golf Ball
Advisor: Mr. David Marchetti
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Lucas Alfonso, Grade 8 portrait
Thomas F. Wilson, Grade 8 portrait
Does Creating a Liquid Vortex Affect Drain Time? Coriolis Effect: Fact or Fiction?
Advisor: Mrs. Linda Jackson
School: Our Lady of Grace School, Encino, Los Angeles County
Rohun K. Atluri, Grade 7 portrait
Blowing in the Wind: The Optimal Design of a Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine
Advisor: Ms. Jean Schumpelt
School: Folsom Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
J0104 — Second Place
Namrata R. Balasingam, Grade 7 portrait
On the Rate of Flow of Liquids in Tubes and Its Implications to Cardiovascular Health
Advisor: Dr. Pratheep Balasingam
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0105 — First Place
Vikas C. Bhetanabhotla, Grade 8 portrait
A Study of Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion and Dimensionless Numbers
Advisor: Mrs. Rajasree Swaminathan
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Anthony J. Blair, Grade 8 portrait
Keep Your Car from Flying!
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Brittany L. Buser, Grade 8 portrait
Mckenzie R. Smith, Grade 8 portrait
Sail and Speed
Advisor: Ms. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Taran A. Daley, Grade 8 portrait
Is Bigger Really Better?
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Eleanor O. Frost, Grade 7 portrait
Blades of Glory: A Study of Producing Electric Power from Wind Energy
Advisor: Mr. Eddie Ozawa
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Jen H. Kelly, Grade 7 portrait
Tubular Turbulence: A Study of Water Flow
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Weston R. Kramer, Grade 8 portrait
Wind Energy and a Better Blade
Advisor: Mr. Logan Medina
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J0112 — Honorable Mention
Timothy R. Le, Grade 8 portrait
Which Wind Turbine Blade Design Will Produce the Most Power?
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Buenaventura
School: Sierra Canyon Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
Heidi L. Lederhos, Grade 8 portrait
Swimming Can Be a Drag! Does Form and Surface Condition (the Suit) Affect the Speed of the Swimmer?
Advisor: Ms. Tracy Weddell
School: Richland Junior High School, Shafter, Kern County
J0114 — Honorable Mention
Aidan P. McCay, Grade 7 portrait
Factors That Affect a Hovercraft's Speed
Advisor: Mrs. Kaley McHale
School: All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
Peter A. Mellinger, Grade 8 portrait
Comparing Power Output of Wind Turbine Blades with Different Angles of Attack
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Buran
School: Carmel Middle School, Carmel, Monterey County
Lucas Miller, Grade 6 portrait
P. Brendan Peddie, Grade 6 portrait
Does a Rocket That Spins As It Climbs in Altitude Go Higher than a Rocket That Doesn't Spin?
Advisor: Ms. Cathleen Johnson
School: Ascencion Solorsano Middle School, Gilroy, Santa Clara County
Peter S. Min, Grade 8 portrait
The Effects of Different Blades on Generating Electricity at Low Wind Speed
Advisor: Mrs. Liane Martin
School: Vista Verde School, Irvine, Orange County
Teresa H. Netro, Grade 8 portrait
Do Dimples Make the Difference?
Advisor: Mr. Paul Mazzei
School: Kirby (Georgiana Bruce) Preparatory High Sch, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0119 — Honorable Mention
Loren J. Newton, Grade 8 portrait
Vexing Volant Vortices: How to Chart and Reduce Wingtip Vortices
Advisor: Mr. Soravin Chan
School: Villegas (Ysmael) Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
J0120 — Third Place
Brandon T. Nguyen, Grade 8 portrait
A Novel Approach in Determining the Temperature Dependence of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluid Viscosities
Advisor: Dr. Han Nguyen
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Riley J. Norman, Grade 8 portrait
Don't Be a Drag: The Effect of Dimples on an Airplane Wing
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Grace Christian School PSP, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Grace Park, Grade 7 portrait
How Wind Direction Affects a Wind Generator
Advisor: Mrs. Holli Shelton
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Michael B. Patacsil, Grade 7 portrait
Dimples on Wings
Advisor: Mrs. Marion Montgomery
School: St. Pius X Elementary School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Ravi B. Patel, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Winglets on a Radio Controlled Plane
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
H. Grace Prall, Grade 6 portrait
Unleash the Power of the Pinwheel!
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Seibert (Amy B.) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Luke H. Prestridge, Grade 8 portrait
What A Drag!
Advisor: Mr. Matt Inman
School: Ojai Valley School, Ojai, Ventura County
J0127 — Honorable Mention
Hannah J. Richey, Grade 8 portrait
The Efficiency of Different Savonius Wind Turbines
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Canyon C. Robins, Grade 6 portrait
The Green Machine: It's Only Rocket Science
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Alap A. Sahoo, Grade 7 portrait
Effect of Blade Type and Blade Angle on Power Generation in a Wind Turbine
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Ankankshya Samal, Grade 6 portrait
Saachi Sikaria, Grade 6 portrait
Advisor: Mrs. Bina Samal, Ms. Jean Schumpelt
School: Folsom Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
J0131 — Honorable Mention
Jessica S. Stein, Grade 8 portrait
Shape and Surface Texture, What a Drag!
Advisor: Ms. Linnae McKeever
School: Nobel (Alfred Bernhard) Middle School, Northridge, Los Angeles County
J0132 — Fourth Place
Matthew Wong, Grade 7 portrait
Searching for Stability
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Hilldale School, Daly City, San Mateo County
Bryan D. Zollars, Grade 6 portrait
Producing Electricity with Different Angles and Measurments for Wind Turbine Blades
Advisor: Mr. Nathan Whittington
School: Hallmark Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County

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