LEHMAN TOWNSHIP -- Rubber band powered planes are just one of the projects at the Northeast Regional Science Olympiad.
The competition took place at Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County.
Students came to participate from 50 different schools from across the state looking to show off their skills.
"You just hope it's not going to hit the ceiling and break, because we tend to have that problem a lot, and it swerves sideways and is pretty nerve-wracking, but it's pretty exciting," said Abbey MacWhinnie of Bradford County.
The Science Olympiad Foundation puts the event on aiming to popularize computer, science, math, and English.