See you at the 7th annual Games on April 29, 2017!
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29 April 2017

8:30am until...

Teams of NC students

Competing head to head

Downtown Lenoir, NC

Running West to East on Ashe Ave.

Sponsored by

Appalachian State University
NC Science Festival
City of Lenoir, NC
UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center


In 2016, Gravity Games organizers expanded race day to include a full festival atmosphere with the inclusion of the Google Science Street and food vendors along Main Street. Google's Science Street provides visitors with the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest innovations from Google as well as exhibits from science driven institutions and museums from throughout the state. Learn more.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the NC Gravity Games?

The NC Gravity Games competition sponsored by Google and Appalachian State University (ASU). 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 30 teams of middle and high school students have participated in past events. Adults can also participate in the “open” race category.

When and where will the 2017 Gravity Games be hosted?

2017 NC Gravity Games will be held on April 29, 2017 in downtown Lenoir.

How can I help support the NC Gravity Games?

Encourage students in your class to compete in the 2017 NC Gravity Games. ASU professors have developed a curriculum that can support STEM lesson plans. Find it and other helpful resources at www.ncgravitygames.com.

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