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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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Joel enjoys paintball, swimming, and reading. He also likes architectural and automotive drawing. His ideal future career combines engineering and business because "this combination can lead to a very successful career."
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A phenomenon known as fuel sloshing, in which fuel splashes forcefully against the side of a tank, may contribute to SUV rollovers and other vehicle accidents. Joel wondered why fuel sloshing happens and how it might be controlled. He hypothesized that the size and shape of the fuel tank, the amount of fuel in a tank, and the speed and maneuvers of a vehicle contribute to fuel sloshing.
Joel filled several rectangular and cylindrical containers with water at different depths to simulate fuel and tested how much the water sloshed with various movements. He found that sloshing increases with depth and decreases with the size of the container. Joel also discovered that putting floating balls and devices called baffles in each tank decreased sloshing frequency.

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