PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A science fair for a grown up crowd.
On Sunday, the PHS Pop Up Garden at University City Square played host to the inaugural Adult Science Fair.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society To Preview Plans For 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show
Jill Weber and her husband Evan started the event to give people a platform to display their scientific ideas.
“It’s based on your average elementary school or middle school science fair, but these are adults who have ideas, concepts, projects surrounding urban sustainability,” Weber said.
Ryan Simms is one of this year’s science fair participants, and he entered a next generation wind turbine into the competition. Simms even had a miniature model to display.READ MORE: Firefighters Save Bride's Wedding Dress After Fire Breaks Out At Normandy Farm Hotel In Blue Bell
“Come up with a new kind of wind turbine, that does not need a structure, a massive support pole, it could fixes itself to an existing structure like a light pole, pretty much anything around you,” he said. “That means we can bring the cost of wind turbine way down.
First place in the competition, gets a $1000 in cash.