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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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Home-schooled seventh-grader Theresa enjoys performing ballet and Irish step dancing. She is also learning to play the piano.
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Theresa noticed when sand fences were erected on a beach her family visits each year. She wondered if a different design might help the fence capture more sand, helping to create dunes and slow beach erosion.
 
Theresa experimented with different fence designs by building miniature sand fences with either flat slats or slats tied together to form an elbow. She placed these slats in either straight or zigzag configurations. She then blew sand towards the fences using a fan and measured how much sand each fence trapped. Theresa found that using elbow slats significantly improved sand capture, though the configuration of these slats made little difference. She also discovered that using an airfoil optimized the amount of sand that the fence captured.
 

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