CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics

Junior Division

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Daniel Au, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Air Temperature on Aircraft Propellers
Advisor: Mr. Derek Au
School: Redwood Academy, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Ansel R. Austin, Grade 8 portrait
Silent Rotor Blades: Reducing Noise Output of Rotor Blades by Incorporating Noise-Dampening Features of an Owl's Feather
Advisor: Mrs. Leisa Moore
School: Valley Christian Junior High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Sanskriti Balaji, Grade 7 portrait
Harshikasai Kellampalli, Grade 7 portrait
Riding On Air: How a Hovercraft Hovers
Advisor: Mrs. Joleen Zammit
School: River Heights Intermediate School, Eastvale, Riverside County
J0104 — First Place
Akhilesh V. Balasingam, Grade 7 portrait
Galloping Prisms: On the Optimal Design of a Novel Aeroelastic Energy Harvester for Remote Sensing
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Jeanie C. Benedict, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Winglet Cant Angle on the Speed of a Windmill
Advisor: Ms. Megan Margeson
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Madisen F. Berube, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Textures on Rocket Shuttle Drag
Advisor: Ms. Jessica Hobba
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J0107 — Second Place
Chloe Brandon, Grade 7 portrait
Bio-Inspired Wind Power: Can a Whale Help Us Design Better Wind Turbines?
Advisor: Dr. Erik Brandon
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
Ivy A. Brott, Grade 8 portrait
Paddling for Power
Advisor: Mr. Chris Thibodeau
School: Mount Saint Mary's Academy, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Sophia G. Cotman, Grade 7 portrait
Swim Caps: Do They Really Make You Faster?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Pattullo
School: Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Gil T. Dominguez-Letelier, Grade 8 portrait
Parachutes and Drag
Advisor: Mr. John-Emmanuel Shirajian
School: Ribet Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0111 — Honorable Mention
James D. Fagan, Grade 6 portrait
A Wind Tunnel to Examine Subsonic Aerodynamic Effects on Airfoils for Future Flight on Mars
Advisor: Mr. Dan Fagan
School: Alcott Elemetary School, Riverside, Riverside County
J0112 — Honorable Mention
James A. Gow, Jr., Grade 8 portrait
Are Angle and Size of the Buckets Keys for a Successful Pelton Water Turbine?
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Ross-Viola
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Daniel Gushchyan, Grade 8 portrait
How Do the Temperature and the Length of the Tube Affect the Speed of the Wind Produced?
Advisor: Mr. Felix Gushchyan
School: Muir (John) Middle School, Burbank, Los Angeles County
Jonah S. Henry, Grade 8 portrait
Tabletop Hurricanes: A Study of Vortex Stability in a Rotating Fluid
Advisor: Mr. Carlos Lauchu
School: Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Isaiah M. Hessler, Grade 8 portrait
Need for Speed: A Study of Drag Reduction Methods in Vehicles
Advisor: Mrs. Wendy Karnes
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Daniel Z. Izmirian, Grade 8 portrait
Wicked Wave Walls: The Effect of Different Types of Walls on the Distance a Wave Will Travel
Advisor: Mrs. Kristin Spencer
School: Marine View Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
Joshua T. Manivone, Grade 8 portrait
Do Sail Size and Wind Speed Affect Efficiency?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0118 — Third Place
Ryan T. Mikami, Grade 8 portrait
Measuring Airfoil Lift/Drag Designs
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0119 — Fourth Place
Denico M. Nieves-Ellis, Grade 8 portrait
Experimenting with Ferrofluid's Magnetic Properties: Searching for Novel Applications
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Zachary Patton, Grade 6 portrait
Squirt Power: Constructing a More Efficient Generator by Changing the Diameter of the Pipe in the Water Feed System
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Olivia G. Petty, Grade 6 portrait
Powerful Wind: Which Wind Turbine Design Is Most Efficient?
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Petty
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Olivia H. Pierson, Grade 7 portrait
Can I Make Rocket Fins More Efficient?
Advisor: Ms. Shaina Peng
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Alec D. Vuicich, Grade 7 portrait
Wind Turbines: Vertical vs. Horizontal: Watts Up with That?
Advisor: Ms. Lori Salazar
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Narayan K. Weibel, Grade 7 portrait
Hydropower Unleashed: Design Elements of a Small-Scale Paddle Wheel Hydroelectric System
Advisor: Ms. Jody Himango
School: McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville, Humboldt County

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