APEGA Science Olympics Events for Grades 1-12 Students

The APEGA Science Olympics are interactive, inter-school, engineering and geoscience events for students in Grades 1 to 12 that take learning beyond the classroom. Students are given a series of problem-solving challenges that demonstrate the fun side of engineering and geoscience, and allow students to see first-hand how these fields impact our everyday lives.

Students cover many areas of scientific study and use their skills and innovative ideas to develop creative solutions to various challenges. All challenges at these events are related to Alberta school curricula, and have been developed by work groups comprising APEGA professional engineers and professional geoscientists, as well as local teachers.

Participating students are registered in one of four divisions: 

  • Division 1 (Grades 1-3) 
  • Division 2 (Grades 4-6) 
  • Division 3 (Grades 7-9) 
  • Division 4 (Grades 10-12)

2022 APEGA Science Olympics Events

Cancellation Notice: Edmonton & Calgary Events

We are continuing to offer the virtual APEGA Science Olympics, but considering recent developments relating to the ongoing pandemic, APEGA has decided to cancel the in-person Science Olympics in Calgary and Edmonton. This decision was made with the well-being and safety of attendees in mind and will allow participation in the 2022 APEGA Science Olympics to occur even in changing and uncertain circumstances.

Browse scheduled events below and check back for updates for upcoming events in:

  • Cold Lake
  • Fort McMurray
  • Grande Prairie
  • Lloydminster
  • Medicine Hat
  • Peace River
  • Red Deer

More information about these events will be posted as it becomes available.

Upcoming Events

  • Participation FormatIndividual Student or Classroom Registration
    Please refer to the information booklet for further details
    Challenge ReleaseYou will receive a link to this year's challenges in your registration confirmation email.
    Challenge Submission DeadlineMay 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

    Download the general information package for more details about the format of the event, awards, and much more.

    Help us promote the virtual APEGA Science Olympics by downloading the event poster and sharing it in your communities!

    Final challenge results and a wrap-up video will be shared with registrants in June 2022.

    Registration will remain open until Thursday, April 28, 2022.

    Register early to have the maximum possible time to complete your submission. 


  • The APEGA Science Olympics - Edmonton has been cancelled. We encourage you to check out our virtual APEGA Science Olympics for 2022. 

  • The APEGA Science Olympics - Calgary has been cancelled. We encourage you to check out our virtual APEGA Science Olympics for 2022. 

Challenge Evaluation

Challenge prototypes will be evaluated using the challenge rubric and given a numerical score. Upon conclusion of the event, participants' cumulative scores will be measured against set point thresholds, from which final rankings are determined. This may result in multiple participants receiving gold, silver, bronze, or no medal. Each participant will receive their rubrics  and any associated feedback from the judges.

Rubrics acknowledge the variety of ways participants can use their skills and innovative ideas to accomplish the challenges. There can be more than one exceptional way to solve a problem, and this model allows all participants to be evaluated solely on their own skills and abilities, rather than scoring being dependent on a different participant’s design, challenge prototype, or overall performance. Sharing completed rubrics and feedback from the judges following the event allows students to see where they excelled, and to identify areas of improvement for next time. 


For more information about any of the above events, please contact [email protected] with the subject line "APEGA Science Olympics".