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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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William enjoys sailing, robotics, and astronomy. He'd like to pursue a career as a robotics engineer because he could "help people with their everyday lives and those with disabilities."
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After participating in derby car races, William wondered if any of the lubricants used on the cars' wheels might reduce friction more than other lubricants. He hypothesized that dry lubricants, such as graphite, would work better than liquid lubricants, such as motor oil.
 
William mounted a single wheel on an axle. He designed a machine to spin the wheel, then allow it to rotate freely. He applied five lubricants individually to the connection between the wheel and axle, then tested how many turns the wheel made while it was spinning freely. William found that graphite gave the wheel the greatest number of spins, followed by graphite with molybdenum, silicon, motor oil, and white Teflon.
 

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