Your safety is our top priority. Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in keeping with health guidance from the CDC and others, we have canceled the NC Gravity Games & Street Fest on April 25.

Over the coming weeks, we will explore rescheduling options for the fall. We’ll keep this site updated with new information. Thank you for your interest in science, tech, engineering, math -- and fun! We’ll be back …

TBD
Teams of NC students

Competing head to head

Downtown Lenoir, NC

Running West to East on Ashe Ave.

NORTH CAROLINA GRAVITY GAMES

NORTH CAROLINA GRAVITY GAMES

Your safety is our top priority. Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in keeping with health guidance from the CDC and others, we have canceled the NC Gravity Games & Street Fest on April 25. 

Over the coming weeks, we will explore rescheduling options for the fall. We’ll keep this site updated with new information. Thank you for your interest in science, tech, engineering, math -- and fun! We’ll be back…

 

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
Google
NC Science Festival
City of Lenoir, NC
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Queen City
NC Space Grant