APEGA Science Olympics Events for Students Grades 1–12

The APEGA Science Olympics are interactive, inter-school engineering and geoscience events for students in grades 1 through 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 they 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)

2023 APEGA Science Olympics Events

APEGA is committed to public safety and will continue to follow all provincial and municipal public health guidelines. Should public health restrictions necessitate cancellation of our in-person Science Olympics events, registration fees for those events will be refunded in full.

Attend the APEGA Science Olympics, in person or virtually!

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

  • DateSunday, February 26, 2023
    LocationUniversity of Alberta Pavilion (Butterdome)
    114 St & 87 Ave
    Participation FormatTeams of 5 students
    CostDivisions 1 & 2 (grades 1 to 6) – $70.00 plus GST per team
    Divisions 3 & 4 (grades 7 to 12) – $85.00 plus GST per team
    Challenge Release DateThursday, November 17, 2022

    Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

    Register Now

    Is your desired division full? Add your name to the waitlist.

  • DateSaturday, May 27, 2023
    LocationOlympic Oval
    University of Calgary
    288 Collegiate Blvd NW
    Participation FormatTeams of 5 students
    CostDivisions 1 & 2 (grades 1 to 6) – $70.00 plus GST per team
    Divisions 3 & 4 (grades 7 to 12) – $85.00 plus GST per team
    Challenge Release DateMonday, February 13, 2023

    Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023.

    Register Now

    Is your desired division full? Add your name to the waitlist.

  • Participation FormatClassroom Registration
    Please refer to the information booklet for further details.
    Cost$20.00 plus GST per classroom registration
    Challenge Release DateThursday, November 17, 2022
    Challenge Submission DeadlineMarch 22, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

    Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.*

    Register Now

    *Please note that, unlike previous years, we are not accepting registrations for the virtual event after the registration deadline.

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 will be 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 "APEGA Science Olympics" in the subject line of your email.