Middle School Educators

Recruit a team for the North Carolina Gravity Games

Design, build and race your own “soap box”-type car in the North Carolina Gravity Games! This statewide competition will be hosted in Lenoir, N.C., on April 5, 2014, by Google in cooperation with Appalachian State University and North Carolina Science Festival. Middle schools are eligible to enter teams in the “Gravity Only” and “Open Powered” divisions. Registration is open until March 22, 2014, but team spaces are limited, so register now so you won’t miss out on the fun!

Dr. Andrea Lucky

Dr. Andrea Lucky, scientist

What is the Invite-A-Scientist program?

North Carolina Science Festival recruits dynamic and dedicated scientists and other STEM experts to share their excitement about science with students in middle school classes. These talented scientists and experts are selected to mirror the diversity of our state and are available to visit North Carolina schools through the Festival’s Invite-A-Scientist program. The goal of each visit is to inspire your students to consider science as a career and to understand how science impacts our lives.

Applications for 2015 Invite-A-Scientist program will open in August.