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Finalists & Winners
2006 Finalists

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Almas Abdulla

Nicholas Anthony

Shalila Baena

Aaron Burrows

Joseph Church

David Cohn, III

Amy David

Isabella Dominguez

Cyanna Skye Edwards

Erin Edwards

Shilpi Ganguly

Jack Grundy

Anthony Hennig

Jacob Hurwitz

Otana Jakpor

Taylor Jones

Theo Jones

Nolan Kamitaki

Manpreet Kaur

Sophie Klimcak

Nicholas Lemp

Jason Lloyd

Mikael Matossian

Collin McAliley

Jayleen McAlpine

Kushal Naik

Theresa Oei

William Pete

Lindsey Precht

Mackensie Quade

Radhika Rawat

Philip Ricker

Michael Sewell

Aarthi Shankar

David Tao

Jayne Thompson

Paige Thompson

Joel Tinker

Trevor van Voorthuijsen

Scott Yu

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Joseph plays in the school band. He also enjoys model rocketry and building all sorts of things. Someday he'd like to pursue a career in mechanical or electrical engineering because he enjoys "experimenting with engineering projects that no one else has tried."
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After Joseph's father returned from a run one day, he suggested that Joseph design a shoe that could use the movement of a runner's foot to power the portable radio he carried while jogging. Joseph took the challenge and began sketching designs for a shoe that could charge an AA battery.
Joseph devised a shoe with two embedded generators that produced electricity by passing magnets over electric coils. He built a prototype using an old pair of running shoes. Joseph tested the shoes by wiring them to a battery and running set numbers of steps, then checking the battery's charge. He found that the new shoes weren't feasible for realistic use, taking about one hundred hours of running to charge a single AA battery. However, he discovered that his design did generate electricity, making it a practical model for future improvements.

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