LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Today's science project could be tomorrow's world-changing initiative.
Over the weekend, the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair welcomed students from sixth grade through high school, showing off their innovative projects.
The fair offered students the chance to meet and practice skills with experienced professionals in science and engineering fields. Projects ranged from solar shades, a coating for 3-D printers, and the best paper for airplanes and gliders.
"They get a chance to meet a team of professionals that work in the science and engineering fields," event coordinator Theresa Mattei said. "And they explain these projects to the professionals."
High schoolers competed for college scholarships and internships, but each student gained experience at the event.
"It gives the kids a really good sense of public speaking (and) project management," Mattei said.
Inspired students pondered turning their projects into future opportunities.
"I'm thinking about making it a career, like engineering maybe," eighth-grader Lorna Meredith said.