Vicente Trevino, a senior at Delta High School, placed first at the Western Colorado Regional Science Fair in Grand Junction on Feb. 26. Up to 20 projects, including Trevino's, qualified for the 2018 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Fort Collins April 5, 6 and 7.
Trevino's project was titled "Healing Air Pollution with Hydrogen." He analyzed how CO2 and volatile organic compounds might decrease, along with fuel consumption, with the use of hydrogen. He modified a small engine to run on hydrogen and gasoline to compare the air quality emissions.
Trevino earned the grand prize in the senior division for grades 9-12. His teacher is Ben Graves.
At the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, Trevino will have an opportunity to earn special awards and scholarships, to visit many of the research laboratories on the Colorado State University campus, and to listen to many scientific presentations.
The son of Jesus and Maria Trevino, Vicente has attended Delta schools since kindergarten. After graduation he plans to study mechanical engineering at Colorado Mesa University.