APEGA Science Olympics Events for K-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, while learning to work and interact within a group. They 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.
Science Olympics Events
The 2020 APEGA Science Olympics events are currently being scheduled and will be posted below as more information is available!
The following events had been scheduled, but have been cancelled due to public health requirements.
- Lloydminster - March 27
- Medicine Hat - March 28
- Red Deer - May 2
- Calgary - May 9
Check back regularly for updates for upcoming events in:
- Grande Prairie
- Peace River
For more details about regional events, please contact [email protected].
Teams are given a score for each challenge. Their cumulative scores are then measured against set point thresholds, from which final rankings are determined. This may result in multiple teams receiving gold, silver, and bronze.
An APEGA Member will be taking photographs of teams and activities during the APEGA Science Olympics. These images are collected for use in promoting science and technology events, and they may be made public by means of printed or electronic publication. Individuals’ names will not be published; only school names may be published if applicable.
- The only people allowed in the challenge area at any time are students and judges.
- Spectators are welcome! Bring someone to watch and cheer for your team.