Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Student Brings Science Home.(West Side Journal)(Editorial)


Of the 17 impressive New Mexico high school students who won prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, one stands out from the rest.

Vince Metzger's research on wind erosion and a product he's developed to tamp down the dirt won $4,000 in prize money, including a Third Place Grand Award, at the just-concluded event. Metzger's local competition also won various awards for projects that, among others, studied hydrogen-powered fuel cells, yeast genes and soil-based micro-organisms. Metzger, a Cibola High School sophomore, did more than research a worthy scientific subject.

Wind kicking up dust is a condition that everyone observes -- whether budding scientist or scientifically challenged. …

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