Supported by Google, the University of North Carolina, Appalachian State University, and the City of Lenoir, the NC Gravity Games are an educational, hands-on experience put on to get young people excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). This multi-day celebration is the signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival, which is a multi-day celebration that highlights the financial, cultural, and educational impact of science in North Carolina.
Mark your calendar for this year’s NC Gravity Games, which will be held on April 29, 2023. This year’s games mark the 10th time racers, science-lovers, and race-seekers will gather to race colorful, gravity-powered cars they’ve designed and built themselves. More than 50 middle and high school teams compete every year, and this year’s games will be no different. If you’re an adult and want to participate, you can sign up for the “open” race category.
These games look for the best, brightest, and speediest engineering minds in the state. When students participate, they take the concepts they learn inside the classroom and apply them in a fun way on the streets of downtown Lenoir, North Carolina.
For spectators, the NC Gravity Games are a fun, exciting sight to behold. For participants, there’s nothing like competing in a race in a car you’ve carefully designed and built yourself. Sign up today or click here to learn more about the upcoming games.