CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Applied Mechanics & Structures

Senior Division

S0301 — Honorable Mention
Ainesh Arumugam, Grade 11
Fabricating Suspended Carbon Microfibers for 3D Carbon Microelectromechanical Systems Using Nearfield Electrospinning
Advisor: Mr. Tim Smay
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0302 — Honorable Mention
Ansel R. Austin, Grade 10
The Boxfish Advantage: A Novel Biomimetic AUV Design for Coral Habitat Research
Advisor: Mr. George Sousa
School: Valley Christian Junior High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Michelle Boguslavsky, Grade 10
Liquefaction Affects the Settlements of the Lego Building Depending on the Type of Soil Mixture
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Blackie
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Joseph A. Cestone, Grade 9
Using Electrical Current to Strengthen Wire
Advisor: Mrs. Esther Ibarra
School: Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Brian Chen, Grade 10
Joever Orillosa, Grade 10
Tunnel Vision: Redesigning for Structural Efficiency
Advisor: Dr. Rachell Auld
School: Roosevelt (Eleanor) High School, Eastvale, Riverside County
Ashwat Chidambaram, Grade 11
Maximizing Aerodynamic Efficiency through Dynamically Changing Airfoil Cambers
Advisor: Mr. Chidambaram Kandasamy
School: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
Michael A. Danielian, Grade 10
The Effect of Friction Drag on the Speed of a Roller Hockey Puck
Advisor: Mr. Michael Lim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Salvatore C. Deguara, Grade 10
Aiden B. Largay, Grade 10
Isaac W. Wallace Menge, Grade 10
Optimizing Surfboard Fin Design by Maximizing the Ratio of Lateral Resistance to Drag
Advisor: Mr. Bryan Largay, Mr. Martin Schafer
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
Aadi Duggal, Grade 11
Rishabh Lenka, Grade 11
Adrian Liu, Grade 11
Investigating Fluid Patterns to Determine the Efficacy of an Airfoil
Advisor: Ms. Megan Sininger
School: Dublin High School, Dublin, Alameda County
William E. Dykes, IV, Grade 11
Ayden Sabharwal, Grade 11
Which Major Brand of Shin Guard Provides the Most Protection to the Shin?
Advisor: Dr. Rano Sidhu
School: Rio Mesa High School, Oxnard, Ventura County
S0311 — Honorable Mention
Laura Gong, Grade 11
Optimal Multi-Renewable Energy Generator: Year 2
Advisor: Ms. Julie Munoz
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Magnus B. Herrlin, IV, Grade 9
A Novel Method to Measure Surface Roughness by Using the Aerodynamic Magnus Effect
Advisor: Dr. Issac Strong
School: St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, San Francisco County
S0313 — Fourth Place
Ken T. Hinh, Grade 12
Optimizing Architecture of Bioprinted Cardiac Tissue
Advisor: Mr. Patrick Allamandola
School: Hill (Andrew) High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Spencer A. Krock, Grade 11
Proof of Concept Modeling of Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform Utilizing Earth-Bound Modeling
Advisor: Mr. Benjamin Wiliams
School: Norco Senior High School, Norco, Riverside County
Kevin Kuehn, Grade 12
Two Phase Immersion Cooling of Desktop Computer
Advisor: Ms. Thuy-Anh Nguyen
School: Mitty (Archbishop) High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Austin Lam, Grade 12
Effect of Non-Tip Wing Structure on Performance of Aircrafts
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Claudio
School: Oak Grove High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0317 — Third Place
Rei J. Landsberger, Grade 12
Design and Mechanical Analysis of a Promising Hip Prosthesis Using Quaternions
Advisor: Ms Melissa Klose
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Joshua Lee, Grade 9
Inexpensive, Fluid Convection Based Central Processing Unit Cooler
Advisor: Mr. John Shelby
School: Homestead High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Ken C. Lew, Grade 10
Graphene Oxide Advancement in Technology: Nanoparticle Application in Carbon Fiber Aircraft Design
Advisor: Mr. Dan Padgett
School: La Jolla Country Day School, La Jolla, San Diego County
S0320 — Second Place
Benjamin C. Liu, Grade 11
Development of a Fully-Integrated Microfluidic System for Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and Cancer
Advisor: Dr. Eva Mcghee
School: Arcadia High School, Arcadia, Los Angeles County
Callie M. McCaffery, Grade 10
Birds, Planes, and Winglets
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Yiyi Ouyang, Grade 9
Flight Analysis of a Winglet's Effect on Aircraft Performance Inside a Subsonic Wind Tunnel
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Chavez
School: Troy High School, Fullerton, Orange County
Junho Park, Grade 9
Exploration of Drone Models and Movements
Advisor: Ms. Sharon Fronk
School: Portola High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0324 — Honorable Mention
Mia A. Placencia, Grade 11
An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Human Hair Hygrometers
Advisor: Mr. Riccardo Magni
School: Pioneer Valley High School, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County
S0325 — Honorable Mention
Remy A. Reeb, Grade 10
Reducing the Incidence of Scald Burns in Children Age Five and Under
Advisor: Mrs. Jeanette Lopatka
School: Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Tyler E. Robertson, Grade 11
Project POWER: A Swift Water Warning System
Advisor: Mrs. Rebecca Avants
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Isak R. Traustason, Grade 9
The Effect of a Wing's Winglet Length on Its Lift
Advisor: Mr. Bruno Dworzak
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Tristan H. Williams, Grade 10
Efficiency of Multi-Bladed Propellers
Advisor: Ms. Philip Deutschle
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S0329 — First Place
Jeffrey J. Wisoff, Grade 10
What Does the Brain Feel? Assessing Skull to Brain Impact Dynamics to Inform Improved Bicycle Helmet Design
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Brix
School: Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, Alameda County
Duke J. Wu, Grade 10
The Effect of Changing the Number of Propellers and Number of Blades on Each Propeller on a Drone's Lift Force and Speed
Advisor: Mr. Michael Lim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County

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