Special Features

Thanks to the generosity of our partners, the 2018 North Carolina Science Festival includes offerings beyond our public events calendar. See below or click on our drip down menus to learn more!

In partnership with three HBCU institutions, IMPACTS is training and sending out scientists from diverse backgrounds with a passion for science who want to share it in hopes of inspiring a next generation of STEM professionals who “look like they do.”  There are also lots of other ways for STEM professional to get involved!

Each year, teams from across the state converge to race their homemade gravity-powered cars through the streets of Lenoir. And while races are happening throughout the day, an adjoining street festival offers fun and engaging hands-on STEM activities, games, food, and more. The Gravity Games are made possible with the support of Google, Appalachian State University, and the City of Lenoir.

To find STEM events near you year-round, check out the NC STEM Center