COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University hosted the Columbus Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Wednesday for local middle and high school students.
Winners from the fair could go on to compete at the Georgia Science and Engineering fair in Athens in March.
Members of the Columbus Phenix City Inventors Association were also in attendance, choosing up to three student projects with patent potential and offering scholarships to those students.
We spoke with the president of the inventors association who explains what this money and patent could mean for the winning students.
"We are very excited to help these students out because they could be our future leaders not only in the community, but also in this country - and we want to do our best to help these kids," said Mike Turner. "We're very excited because these kids are very creative and innovative."
The projects were on display CSU's Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center until 4 p.m. Wednesday.