Apr 29, 2014 –
Gianina Revels won the Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum Award along with a two other first place finishes at the 2014 Central New Mexico Science & Engineering Research Challenge. She is a New Mexico MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) student as a 8th grade student at Cleveland Middle School.
Gianina describes her project;
My project was about what type of riprap or rock or stone used to prevent erosion, would best prevent erosion. I tested 3 different types of riprap; large and smooth, large and coarse, and small and coarse. I also tested another method where I covered the large-smooth riprap in wire mesh. My hypothesis was that the large-smooth riprap would work the best. But actually the large-coarse and the large-smooth worked equally efficiently.
I enjoyed testing and carrying out this project and experiment. Some pros are that I learned quite a lot about riprap and the best type to use if you want to prevent erosion. I also learned where some places around Albuquerque used riprap. Some cons are that I ran into some problems and uneven measurements.