CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Applied Mechanics & Structures

Senior Division

Finn N. Barry, Grade 9
Kyle E. Worcester-Moore, Grade 9
Focusing Waves: How Stationary Barriers Focus Wave Energy
Advisor: Dr. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Jasmine J. Cha, Grade 11
The Snitch on the Stitch
Advisor: Mr. Justin Betzelberger
School: Village Christian School, Sun Valley, Los Angeles County
S0303 — Second Place
Maggie S. Chen, Grade 9
3D Printing of a Hydrogel Patch with Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles for Combinational Therapy
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Shannon S. Chen, Grade 11
Design and Construction of a Miniature Helium Airship
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S0305 — Honorable Mention
Tucker Jay Dunbar, Grade 11
Gregory Lee Murphy, Jr., Grade 11
Heisenberg Armour
Advisor: Mr. Gregory Murphy, Ms. Andrea Adams
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Placer County
Conrad J. Frisch, Grade 10
Evaluating Bernoulli's Principle through the Use of a Hovercraft
Advisor: Ms. Gwen Corbett
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Hao Yang He, Grade 11
Factors of Thrust from Directed Airflow
Advisor: Mr. Robert Fabini
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
S0308 — Fourth Place
Benjamin Kolland, Grade 10
Separation Anxiety: A Plan for Safer Model Rocket Deployment
Advisor: Ms. Jasmin Gerer
School: Alternative Family Education, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Chloe C. Kuo, Grade 11
An Improved Wheelchair for Playing Wheelchair Tennis
Advisor: Mr. Martin Teachworth
School: La Jolla Senior High School, La Jolla, San Diego County
S0310 — Third Place
Rei J. Landsberger, Grade 9
Design and Testing of a Fluid Based Solar Tracker
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S0311 — Honorable Mention
Jonathan J. Sessa, Grade 10
Increasing Efficiency in Turbine Blades
Advisor: Mrs. Schatzi Sovich
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Vedaad Shakib, Grade 10
Computer Simulation of Free-Surface Fluid Flow Using MPS
Advisor: Mr. Chris Spenner
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Joshua R. Stevens, Grade 12
Matthew R. Walters, Grade 12
Construction of a Fused Deposition Modeling Style Rapid Prototyping Machine
Advisor: Mr. Scott Davidson
School: Clovis High School, Clovis, Fresno County
S0314 — Honorable Mention
Sidharth S. Subbarao, Grade 9
Dexterity of a Soft Robotic Gripper
Advisor: Mr. Mickey Dickson
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0315 — First Place
Alex C. Tacescu, Grade 11
Project Maverick: An Omni-Directional Robotic Mobility System
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Bowns
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County

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