Nerdy Derby Speeds Down the Track @ 2018 Atlanta Science Festival

Bring your own innovative car or come build one at the 2nd annual Nerdy Derby! 

Get ready for some crazy, fun, and FREE racing as you create your personalized vehicle with a little help from folks at Georgia Tech and Decatur Makers.

Enjoy food, fun, and music as you watch your car speed down the 30+ foot track and race to the finish line.

The Nerdy Derby is a twist on the Pinewood Derby, but all rules are thrown out and the focus is on rewarding creativity, cleverness, and ingenuity.

Car Specifications
Cars can be made from metal, wood, plastic, LEGOs, cardboard, cheese or whatever you can dream up. Just make sure the wheels are 1¾" apart and the car isn’t more than 8" high or 5" wide.

Event Details


  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: M.R. Hollis Innovation Academy, 225 Griffin St NW, Atlanta GA 30314
Phone: 404-802-8217
Fee(s): Free

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For More Information Contact

Shellby Johnson
Educational Outreach Coordinator
School and Community Engagement
Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office: (470) 236-9669