10 Apr '12, 11pm

This whiz kid helps @AF_Academy with biofuel research

This whiz kid helps @AF_Academy with biofuel research

-- By pre-school she had all of the planets memorized. By kindergarten she had crafted her first science project. Since then, Sara Volz, a junior at Cheyenne Mountain High School, has earned regional, state and international science fair awards and is conducting research at Academy on the exploration of algae as a biofuel. "I'm always curious about learning how things are working and I'm never satisfied with something unless I have an explanation for it," Volz said. Volz is the youngest person to work in the Life Sciences Research Center here, having started in December at 15 years old. Through the cooperative research and development agreement, Volz can work with researchers, use specialized equipment and test her research for the next three years. "It's a benefit to the Air Force because she's doing Air Force-related work for us," said Dr. Donald Veverka, director of the...

Full article: http://www.usafa.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123295215

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