Middle & High School Students Compete in Science Fair

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - After months of research and testing, more than 260 middle and high school students showed off their final projects at the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair Saturday.

They explained their work to judges, in the hopes of moving on to the Intel international competition.

Last year, one student's research on acid rain and water fleas won her a full ride scholarship to Drexel University in Philadelphia. This year, she's back and hoping her work will help people understand future environmental problems.

"Before we know it our fossil fuels are going to be non-existent and so if we're able to improve our environment and make it healthier then we can make those last," said Lydia Heald.

The event has been held in Cedar Rapids for more than 50 years.
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