CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Applied Mechanics & Structures

Senior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Omneha Amujala, Grade 9 portrait
Elaine Luu, Grade 9 portrait
Sturdy Birdie
Advisor: Mr. Doug Miller
School: Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
James D. Arias, Grade 12 portrait
A Study of the Relative Effectiveness of Two Building Foundation Isolation Techniques in Response to Equal Vibrations
Advisor: Mr. Mark Grubb
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Rosario Arias, Grade 12 portrait
Angel Padilla, Grade 12 portrait
Jackelyn Sanchez, Grade 9 portrait
Aquatic Voyager
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Mr. Roland Reina
School: Riverdale High School, Riverdale, Fresno County
Joshua M. Arreola, Grade 12 portrait
Well, Blow Me Down! Re-engineering Tesla's Turbine to Create a More Efficient Wind Turbine
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Frazier Mountain High School, Lebec, Kern County
Talen C. Barton, Grade 10 portrait
Rowyn D. Gilfillan, Grade 10 portrait
Propelled Potatoes
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Vaccaro
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Ian J. Bennett, Grade 11 portrait
Can a Modified Lockwood-Hiller Valveless Pulsejet Engine Be Built that Maintains Self-sustained Periodic Combustion?
Advisor: Ms. Marisol Ornelas
School: Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton, San Mateo County
Supriya A. Bhupathy, Grade 10 portrait
A Comparative Analysis of Computer Simulated and Actual Rocket Launches
Advisor: Mr. Robert Koepke
School: Laurel Springs Online School, Ojai, Orange County
Erin E. Brown, Grade 10 portrait
Hannah M. Howerton, Grade 10 portrait
What Is the Effect of Propeller Size on Thrust Production?
Advisor: Mr. Don Van Ness
School: Clovis East High School, Clovis, Fresno County
S0309 — Third Place
Alex L. Chang, Grade 9 portrait
Surviving Seismically-Induced Liquefaction: The Development and Validation of a Novel Hybrid Floating Foundation System
Advisor: Mr. Tom Shrake
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Clay L. Coleman, Grade 10 portrait
Schuyler A. Turrill, Grade 10 portrait
Which Wind Sail Shape Is Best to Harness Wind?
Advisor: Ms. Luayne Wright
School: Deep Valley Christian School, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County
Eleanor O. Frost, Grade 9 portrait
Producing Electric Power from Wind Energy
Advisor: Prof. Charbel Farhat
School: Chaminade College Preparatory, West Hills, Los Angeles County
S0312 — Second Place
Adyota Gupta, Grade 10 portrait
Smart Vest: A Novel Approach to Bulletproof Vests
Advisor: Mr. Stuart Calhoon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S0313 — Honorable Mention
Hunter Z. Karr, Grade 11 portrait
Comparing the Efficiency of Two Wave Energy Converter Designs and Their Potential for the Santa Monica Bay
Advisor: Dr. James Vieceli
School: St. Monica Catholic High School, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Seung Hwan Lee, Grade 11 portrait
Modeling Acidic Gas Removal Efficiency for a Semi Dry Reactor
Advisor: Dr. Min Tae Cho
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Alison N. Logia, Grade 12 portrait
The Role of Reynolds Number in Liquid-Liquid Drop Experiments
Advisor: Ms. Tiffany Burkle
School: Sequoia High School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
Patrick A. Lowe, Grade 12 portrait
Comparison of Fanwing Configuration Efficiency: Year III
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Loren Newton, Grade 10 portrait
Loads On Roads: Loading for Safety and Efficiency on Roads
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Bartholomew
School: La Sierra High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Dillon M. Patel, Grade 10 portrait
Perching a Fixed Delta M-Wing UAV with a Variable Incidence Tail
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Nelson
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Adam M. Prentice, Grade 9 portrait
The Effects of Varying Lever Arm Length and Fulcrum on a Catapult's Efficiency
Advisor: Mr. Todd Kennedy
School: Clovis High School, Clovis, Fresno County
Caitlin A. Redak, Grade 11 portrait
A Comparative Analysis of Silk Strength
Advisor: Ms. Michele Lieux
School: North (John Wesley) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Reagan Risk, Grade 9 portrait
To Surge or Not to Surge: Modeling the CVWD Gravity-Fed Canal Water Surges as Determined in USBR Monograph 17
Advisor: Mrs. Carol Carey
School: Shadow Hills High School, Indio, Riverside County
Alap A. Sahoo, Grade 9 portrait
Designing the Optimal Winglet for Flight
Advisor: Ms. Crystal Neptune
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0323 — Honorable Mention
John T. Schwartz, III, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of an Electrolytic Cell on the Power Output of an Internal Combustion Engine
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Acquistapace
School: De La Salle High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
Alysa S. Shin, Grade 11 portrait
An Analysis of Energy Output by Water Turbines Due to Excessive Rainfall in a Third World Country
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Kendrick
School: Champion Christian School, Chico, Butte County
S0325 — Fourth Place
Navjot Singh, Grade 11 portrait
Utilization of X-Ray Triboluminescence from Stick-Slip Friction in Peeling Tape
Advisor: Mr. John Allen
School: Oak Grove High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Mihir S. Sirdesai, Grade 10 portrait
Coanda Effect: The Effect of Vectorial Flow of Air on a Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Kasper
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Russell K. Sobota, Grade 10 portrait
What Is the Difference in Power Output between a Gasoline and Hydrogen Fueled Internal Combustion Engine?
Advisor: Mr. Kyle Ostrom
School: St. Francis High School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Jessica C. Whiteley, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Weight on LEGO Brick Bonds
Advisor: Mrs. April Tucker
School: Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, Marin County
Haotian Xu, Grade 11 portrait
Super-hydrophobic Surface for Anti-Icing Applications
Advisor: Mr. Tim Smay
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0330 — Honorable Mention
James Xue, Grade 11 portrait
Rubberized Concrete: An Integration of Dynamic Performance and Environmental Protection
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Bunch
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0331 — First Place
David A. Zarrin, Grade 11 portrait
The Z-Engine: My Internal Combustion Rotary Engine with Only Four Moving Parts
Advisor: Mr. Simon Zarrin
School: Saratoga High School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County

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