Good news!
We are eagerly exploring options for the NC Gravity Games to return in 2023. Please visit this website for the most up-to-date information.

The NC Gravity Games event was canceled in 2021 and 2022 due to COVID-19.



Your safety is our top priority. Due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus pandemic, we will not mount an NC Gravity Games event in 2021.

As we eagerly explore options for 2022, we’ll keep this site updated. We may also be in touch via email.

Thank you for your interest in science, tech, engineering, math -- and fun! Until we meet again, you may be interested in the following information, much of which involves some of our partners:

- The Town of Lenoir and Caldwell County invite you to check out what’s new to do and see at Downtown Lenoir and Explore Caldwell.
- Google has created a vibrant virtual tour of Charlotte’s many cultural attractions here.
- NCSciFest has curated a list of live, virtual events and hands-on activities to do at home. Learn more here

Tu seguridad es nuestra máxima prioridad. Debido a las preocupaciones actuales sobre la pandemia de coronavirus, no organizaremos un evento de NC Gravity Games en 2021.

Mientras exploramos con entusiasmo las opciones para 2022, mantendremos este sitio actualizado. También podemos comunicarnos por correo electrónico.

Gracias por su interés en la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería, las matemáticas y la diversión. Hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar, es posible que le interese la siguiente información, gran parte de la cual involucra a algunos de nuestros socios:

- La ciudad de Lenoir y el condado de Caldwell lo invitan a ver qué hay de nuevo para hacer y ver en el centro de Lenoir y Explore Caldwell.
- Google ha creado un vibrante recorrido virtual por las muchas atracciones culturales de Charlotte aquí.
- NCSciFest ha seleccionado una lista de eventos virtuales en vivo y actividades prácticas para hacer en casa. Aprende más aquí.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the NC Gravity Games?

The NC Gravity Games competition supported by Google, Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina and the City of Lenoir. The NC Gravity Games are an educational, hands-on activity designed to get young people excited about science. The NC Gravity Games are a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival, a multi-day celebration highlighting the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in our state.

Who participates in the NC Gravity Games?

The NC Gravity Games are always looking for the best, brightest and speediest engineering minds in the state. More than 50 teams of middle and high school students compete each year. Adults can also participate in the “open” race category.

How can I help support the NC Gravity Games?

Encourage students in your class to compete in the NC Gravity Games. If you’ve never participated before or want to make the jump up to the engineering division, consider applying for funds from the NC Science Festival to help cover the cost of materials and transportation. 

This exciting event is a way students can take the concepts they learn inside the classroom and apply them in a fun way. What other advanced engineering challenge involves zooming at top speeds through downtown streets?

NC Gravity Games

Proudly Supported By

Appalachian State University
NC Science Festival
City of Lenoir, NC
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Queen City
NC Space Grant