Local students compete in Three Rivers Science and Engineering Fair

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Young scientists are competing in the same room this week hoping their hard work has paid off.

Around 150 students from Bay, Holmes, and Gulf counties are showcasing their research and results in the Three Rivers Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Students tested anything from the behavior of butterflies to electricity.

Experts judged the projects Tuesday, and you can judge them Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon inside the Holley Center at FSU Panama City.

"I conducted my science fair experiment on protein levels in cow's milk from the four stages of lactation and then worked with a qualified scientist here at FSU who oversaw my use of equipment, such as a spectrophotometer which I used to obtain protein concentration," Madeleine Wilson, an eighth-grader from Bay Haven Charter Academy, said as she described her project.

Students won't know the results of the competition until the awards ceremony Thursday at 7 p.m.