The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute presented certificates and savings bonds to several students at the 46th New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair. The award-winning students demonstrated thoughtfully developed research projects in a water-related field.
First place in the junior division was awarded to Lindsay Fagrelius from Tibbetts Junior High School in Farmington. Her project was entitled, Analysis and Interpretation of Mercury and Arsenic Compositions in Bedrock Creek. Lindsay won a $100 savings bond from the WRRI for her effort.
Second place in the junior division and a $50 savings bond went to Jason Zerbe for his project, Alternatives for Effective Conservation in Landscape Topsoil. Jason attends LB Johnson Middle School in Albuquerque.
Stephanie Levine of Eldorado High School was presented with first place and a $100 savings bond in the senior division for her project entitled, Removal of Radioactive Uranium Wastes from Contaminated Water Environments.
Second place in the senior division was awarded to Anna Norman of Socorro High School for her continuing project, The Evolving Rio Grande Phase 3: Arsenic.