Registration Now Open for Google’s 2017 Georgia Gravity Games

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Registration is now open for Google’s 2017 Georgia Gravity Games, a gravity-only racecar competition in downtown Douglasville. The event -- sponsored by tech giant Google, the City of Douglasville and Georgia Tech -- will be held on November 4, 2017.

All are welcome to register and attend the event, which is designed to encourage Georgia’s K-12 students to build gravity-powered cars using STEM-related skills and concepts they learn inside the classroom. In its three-year history, Georgia Gravity Games has attracted thousands of visitors to Douglasville, which is home to one of Google’s 17 global data centers.

Team and individual registrations are free and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are limits to the number of teams and participants in each of the divisions. The registration deadline is October 20, 2017.

Gravity Games is also open to the public for viewing, and spectators are encouraged to attend. In addition to watching the races, spectators can enjoy local food vendors and Science Street, a new STEM exhibit that offers attendees another way to engage with science concepts with hands-on activities presented by students from across the state.
 
Interested racers, Science Street exhibitors and attendees can register and find complete details about the competition at http://www.gagravitygames.com.

Local businesses are encouraged to sponsor students to help them purchase a derby car kit and build their racecars. The starter kits cost between $600 and $700. Sponsors will be able to brand the team car with logos and other imagery.

There is no cost associated with being a Science Street exhibitor.