CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics

Junior Division

Isaac John Anchanattu, Grade 6
Stabilizing Rubber Ball Octopus Projectile
Advisor: Mr. Bobby Anchanattu
School: Bethany Elemantary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
Michael L. Askins, Grade 7
Riding on Air: What Surface Does a Hovercraft Ride Over the Fastest?
Advisor: Mrs. Vicki Rioux
School: St. Rose McCarthy School, Hanford, Kings County
Phillip Chau, Grade 8
The Effect of Increasing the Chord Length of a Propeller on Its Efficiency
Advisor: Mrs. Pronati Mondal
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Andrew C. Chiang, Grade 6
Wind Winds Windmills
Advisor: Dr. Ting-Kuang Chiang
School: Home School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Jack H. Donohoe, Grade 8
A Cheater's Curve: The Science behind the Spitball
Advisor: Mr. Paul Brown
School: Holy Cross School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Paolo S. Giovanardi, Grade 7
Krisna D. Sam, Grade 7
Bernoulli's Principle in Action
Advisor: Mrs. Kanchan Bhandare
School: Merryhill School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County
Clarence Harmon, IV, Grade 7
Perfect Propeller Performance
Advisor: Ms. Robin Prescott
School: Burton Middle School, Porterville, Tulare County
Pranav Kantamaneni, Grade 7
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Conklin
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
Colleen M. Kennedy, Grade 7
What Is the Best Aerodynamic Design for a UAV Wing?
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Reed
School: Nazareth School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0110 — Second Place
Ava M. Killoran, Grade 8
New Wind Turbine Blade Design Improves Turbine Output Compared to Standard Airfoil Models
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Alex Kirley, Grade 8
3...2...1... Blast Off! An Experiment in Building and Testing Rocket Cars to Achieve High Speeds
Advisor: Ms. Natalie Salvatto
School: St. Francis Solano School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
Dylan J. Lee, Grade 7
What Is the Most Efficient Angle of Attack of an Airplane's Wing?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J0113 — Honorable Mention
Mackenzie Lee, Grade 8
The Effect of Vane Tilt Angles on the Speed of a Revolving Lantern
Advisor: Dr. Michael Lee
School: Redwood Middle School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Sergio Lopez, Grade 7
Wind Velocity
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Chew-Pina
School: Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Calexico, Imperial County
J0115 — Fourth Place
Jared A. Lyon, Grade 7
The Effect of Parachute Canopy Shape and Apex Venting on Parachute Performance
Advisor: Mrs. Kristi Chung
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0116 — First Place
Callie M. McCaffery, Grade 7
Capturing Wind Energy
Advisor: Ms. Jamie Viveros
School: Tevis Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Anamaria Mejia, Grade 8
Juan J. Samanamud, Jr., Grade 8
Lalita S. Thavisay, Grade 8
The Intensity of Wind
Advisor: Ms. Mary Ward
School: Mira Loma Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
J0118 — Third Place
Nathan G. Mermilliod, Grade 7
The Speed of Salty Swimmers: The Effects of Salt Water vs. Chlorine Water in Competitive Swimming
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Harrison
School: St. Catherine of Alexandria, Riverside, Riverside County
Ethan A. Muzzio, Grade 7
Observing Aerodynamics in a Wind Tunnel
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Amanda Nguyen, Grade 6
Victoria L. Truong, Grade 6
Riding on Air
Advisor: Mrs. Kanchan Bhandare
School: Merryhill School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County
Austin L. Parlett, Grade 8
Pinwheel Sensitivity
Advisor: Mr. Eric Brockway
School: Harrison (Adele) Middle School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
Nicholas W. Tan, Grade 7
Planes, Birds, and "V" Shapes
Advisor: Mr. Mark Pattullo
School: Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J0123 — Honorable Mention
Jason X. Tuermer-Lee, Grade 7
Investigating the Effects of Camber on Airfoil Lift
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Julia V. Vaughan, Grade 8
Does Elevation Affect Distance?
Advisor: Mrs. Suzanne Scherzinger
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County

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