100 Applied Mechanics / Structure & Mechanism / Manufacturing

The Affects of Commonly Polluted Items on Concrete Bricks

By: Ivy D.Year: 2023School: Warner MiddleGrade: 8Science Teacher: Travis Garwick In today’s world, environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussions. Young minds like Ivy are taking it upon themselves to address these issues head-on with innovative STEM projects. Ivy, a bright and enthusiastic student, conducted a fascinating experiment to determine the potential of recycling common human

Golf Ball Dispensing Apparatus

By: Derek K.Year: 2023School: Arnold O. Beckman HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Charles Beilin Golf is gaining popularity during and post COVID, and practice ranges are often packed at peak hours.Making golf practice at home more effective and efficient will be beneficial to tens of millions golfers of all ages. A portable gravity driven smart golf ball dispenser plays an important

The Design and Creation of a Solar Powered Trail Water System

By: Tarini N.Year: 2022School: El Toro HighGrade:  9Science Teacher: Nicole Muilenburg Hiking is a popular activity for millions of people each year, but it can also be dangerous. Dehydration is one of the leading causes of death among hikers on trails. To address this issue, Tarini, a junior ranger in 32 National Parks, set out to create a

Testing the Impact Absorption Quality of Different Origami Structures

By: Peyton H.Year: 2021School: Lakeside MiddleGrade: 7Science Teacher: Kelli Bourne This project investigated how origami structures can be used in fields of engineering and physics. It tested the impact absorption quality of different origami structures. The goal was to find a way to absorb impact by using various origami folds. The approach was to fold

Sustainable and Scalable Rapid Additive Manufacturing: A New System of 3D Printing with Wax

By:  Katherine R.Garde: 9Year: 2021School: Sage Hill Science Teacher: Anie Robinson Problem:The goal of this project was to create a new additive manufacturing process that reduces the typical environmental and economical stress derived from rapid prototyping. There was also an emphasis on decreasing the time required to create large-scale prototypes and on making the system highly scalable. Procedures:The

A Novel Approach to Utilizing Origami Structures in Weight Bearing Applications

By: Ashutosh K.Grade: 11Year: 2021School: Irvine HighScience Teacher: Joseph Elmasri This study investigates the use of origami structures as a viable replacement for modern day rescue devices. Current rescue devices are dominated by airbags that expand with the use of air compressors to lift heavy masses. However, they are unwieldy and have shortcomings due to the nature of

Life on Mars- Fantasy or Reality?

By: Sandy S-N. & Shuhaila B.Year: 2020School: Portola Springs Elementary, 6th GradeClassroom Teacher: Miss DerusScience Teacher: Mrs. Hayes Abstract Did you ever wonder if mankind will be able to survive on Mars? Well, we have to. At this rate, Earth won’t be around much longer because of the pollution and global warming. So, we turn