CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics

Junior Division

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J0101 — Honorable Mention
Sydney C. Adcook, Grade 8
Lydia M. Ignatova, Grade 8
Measuring the Lift of Airfoils Using a Wind Tunnel
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Ahnn, Ms. Brenda Ahnn
School: South Lake Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0102
Victor E. Agbayani, Grade 8
How Bernoulli's Equation and Cavitation Predict the Maximum Arc Height of a Siphoned Flow of Water
Advisor: Mr. Tim Miser
School: Valley Oaks Charter School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0103 — Second Place
Akhilesh V. Balasingam, Grade 8
Manhattan Fluidics: On Optimizing Network Geometry by Circuit Analogy for Low-cost 3D Printed Lab-on-a-Chip Devices
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0105 — First Place
Max Bhatti, Grade 8
An Evaluation of the Flight Characteristics of Ornithopter-Type Aircraft Systems
Advisor: Mr. Munir Bhatti
School: Oak Avenue Intermediate School, Temple City, Los Angeles County
J0106
Harrison J. Cameron, Grade 6
3D Printed Rocket Science
Advisor: Ms. Kali Kerr
School: Mt. Baldy Joint Elementary School, Mt Baldy, San Bernardino County
J0107 — Honorable Mention
Mandy Chan, Grade 6
Samantha C. Mah-Gersting, Grade 6
How Different Types of Gases Affect Balloon Rocket Speed and Distance
Advisor: Mr. Brian Cady
School: Brywood Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J0108 — Third Place
Peter L. Eckmann, Grade 8
Airfoil Optimization by Applying Evolutionary Algorithms to Computational Fluid Dynamics
Advisor: Mr. Jens Klubberud
School: Maris (Stella) Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
J0109
James D. Fagan, Grade 7
A Study of Aerodynamic Variables on Ducted and Non-Ducted Propulsion Fans
Advisor: Ms. Kelly McAllister
School: Riverside Virtual School, riverside, Riverside County
J0110
Angelo J. Giangiorgi, Grade 8
Pierce A. Nelson, Grade 8
Which Design of Winglet Best Prevents Wingtip Vortices?
Advisor: Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
J0111
Jake M. Graham, Grade 6
Taking Flight
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
J0112 — Honorable Mention
Magnus B. Herrlin, Grade 8
The Magnus Effect in Action: The Impact of Surface Roughness
Advisor: Ms. Saroj Pandey
School: St. Anne School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
J0113
Andrea X. Liu, Grade 7
Wood vs. Plastic: Paddle Materials
Advisor: Ms. Tanya Braun
School: Stratford Middle School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County
J0114
Stanley C. Liu, Grade 8
Development of Advanced Microfluidic Devices for Circulating Tumor Cells Captured from Blood Samples
Advisor: Dr. Robin Liu
School: Dana (Richard Henry) Middle School, Arcadia, Los Angeles County
J0115
Joseph M. Macko, Grade 8
Up, Up, and Away! Which Airfoil Generates the Most Lift at Subsonic Speeds?
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Ulvaeus
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J0116
Vishnu Murali, Grade 8
Jet Engines: Manipulating Airflow within a Turbofan Jet Engine in Order to Maximize Output Thrust
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J0117
Jaden T. Notehelfer, Grade 8
Propulsion Possibilities: Finding the Most Efficient Propellers for Nanobots
Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J0118
Jian Park, Grade 8
Elliptical Wingtip Extensions: A Novel Way to Improve Airplane Performance
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
J0119
Erik L. Quiroz, Grade 6
Sriram S. Tipirneni, Grade 6
Wide Plane vs. Narrow Plane: Which Paper Airplane Flies Farther?
Advisor: Mr. David Maher
School: American Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0120
Blake T. Scurry, Grade 7
The Need for Speed: Optimum Angle of Attacks for a Race Car Rear Airfoil
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0121 — Fourth Place
Liliana Torres, Grade 7
Wind Power: Does the Number of Blades on a Wind Turbine Affect Energy Produced?
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County


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