LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- More than 100 of the world's future scientists converged on downtown Louisville Saturday. The teens, ages 13 to 18, took part in the Louisville Science Center's Youth Science Summit.

Participants were involved in lab experiments with robots. They also learned about DNA and examined the difference between healthy lungs and those of a smoker.

The program gave the teens an opportunity to learn more about the field of science and hear directly from experts in the professions of medicine and engineering.

"Who knows what I would be today if I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with a food scientist, or a forensic engineer. Just so many opportunities for kids to get involved today," said Kelly Grether, Louisville Science Center.

The science center was pleased with the turnout.

The was the first ever Youth Science Summit.