April 25, 2016

On Saturday, April 23, Google and Appalachian State University delivered the third annual North Carolina Gravity Games to Lenoir, North Carolina.

What are the N.C. Gravity Games? The N.C. Gravity Games featured a gravity-powered race and festival designed to rev up young people about science. The experience encompassed educational, hands-on activities that enticed the minds of future scientists, engineers and more. This was 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.

In 2015, the event had more than 80 middle and high school teams compete as well as an adults “open” race category. The teams were responsible for designing soap box cars that covered the required distance the fastest. In addition, all cars had to pass a rigorous inspection prior to competing.

For the first time, JHE Production was thrilled to take part in the excitement. The event production company was enlisted by Google to design, build and execute “Science Street,” a 30-by-100 foot interactive area featuring science-related vendors, various Google brands and more. In addition, JHE assisted with creative services, signage, truss arches to highlight the start/finish line and overall event production.

The team, led by Jessica Ferreira, arrived Friday, April 22 for load in and street closures followed by a full day of the N.C. Gravity Games on Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.ncgravitygames.com/

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