Slava Shabelsky


Hi, my name is Slava Shabelsky and I have always had a passion for engineering, both as a hobby and a career. From a young age, I was fascinated by how things work and would often take apart old toys to examine their inner workings. I loved using the parts to make other things, like combining the insides of two RC cars to make a boat. Although not all of my projects were successful, the ones that were always left me feeling proud and accomplished.

I attended Stratford Middle School for nine years and have lived in San Francisco my entire life. In 8th grade, I received a 3D printer, and my projects took a turn for the better. I began designing boats and planes and simulating their movements in real life. Currently, I am designing an RC boat that is perfectly proportionate for its designed speed and hull design. I love the challenge of designing and building things from scratch, and the satisfaction of seeing my creations come to life.

In addition to my personal projects, I have also taken part in engineering camps and classes provided by my school. One of my proudest accomplishments was winning 3rd place in the Bay Area for “Future City,” a project that involved building a futuristic city on Mars. The experience taught me the importance of teamwork and collaboration in engineering, as well as the value of creativity and innovation in problem-solving.

When I’m not working on engineering projects, I enjoy playing lacrosse, fishing, and trying out new trails on my mountain bike. I believe that having a balance between work and play is important for staying motivated and inspired. I am excited to continue pursuing my passion for engineering and see where it takes me in the future.


Autonomous Car Snow Chains

My proposed project idea this year is autonomous car chains that deploy themselves when necessary. These will be mounted onto the lower control arm so the mechanism travels with the car’s suspension. This product will not only save a lot of downtime when it comes to driving in snowy conditions but it will also save […] Read more

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