April 7-23, 2017
North Carolina Gravity Games
The NC Gravity Games in downtown Lenoir is a STEM-education racing extravaganza sponsored by Google and Appalachian State University. Information about the 2016 NC Gravity Games is coming soon.
Teams ranging from middle and high school groups to Cub Scout Packs to Y Guide tribes are already using their engineering minds to develop the fastest and the coolest car. Last year, the Games attracted STEM-loving squads from Mount Airy and Murphy to Durham and Fayetteville to Goldsboro and Rockingham.
The Games will also feature scientific exhibits, music, a jumbotron, on-site newsdesk and other activities.
A signature event of the NC Science Festival, the Games are a real-world experience in which students from across the state use STEM lessons (science, technology, engineering and math) to build and race their own gravity-powered cars in downtown Lenoir, NC, home to Google’s data center.