WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Young scientists gathered at UNCW's Hanover Hall gym this weekend for the regional North Carolina Science Olympiad competition.
Area middle and high school students competed in events that put science, engineering and mathematics skills to the test.
Students competed as individuals and teams.
One team from Isaac Bear Early College High School competed in the scrambler competition.
They designed and built a device that rolls down a track carrying an egg. The goal is to get it as close to the end of a straight track without hitting the wall.
Students agree that competitions like these help them look at science from a new perspective.
Senior Alexis Bell says science is important to every field.
"Everything runs on science. Everything is science," Bell said. "It's nice to know how to test it, how to work with it, how to live with it."