APEGA Science Olympics for Grades 1–12 Students

The APEGA Science Olympics are interactive, inter-school events for students in Grades 1 to 12. Science Olympians use problem solving to develop solutions to a series of challenges that demonstrate how engineering and geoscience impact our everyday lives. Challenges are related to the Alberta school curriculum, and are developed by professional engineers and geoscientists, as well as local teachers.

Register Today Become a Sponsor Volunteer at the Event

 

APEGA2020_ScienceOlympics_Logo

1,600+
Science Olympians

2,400+ Spectators

200+
Volunteers

2,500 Volunteer hours 

 

2022-23_SciOly_300x300

Take Learning Beyond the Classroom

Ready to inspire the next generation of engineers and geoscientists? Check out the divisions below, choose your event, review the registration booklet, and register your future Science Olympians!

Division 1
Grades 1–3
Division 2
Grades 4–6
Division 3
Grades 7–9
Division 4
Grades 10–12
  • 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. 

Upcoming Events

Calgary (in person)

DateSaturday, May 27, 2023
LocationOlympic Oval, University of Calgary, 288 Collegiate Blvd NW
Participation FormatTeams of 5 students
CostDivisions 1 & 2 – $70 plus GST per team
Divisions 3 & 4  – $85 plus GST per team
Challenge Release DateFriday, February 13, 2023
Registration closes on February 3, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Register Now

Download Registration Booklet

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

Peace River (in person)

DateSaturday, March 18, 2023
LocationPeace River High School, 10001 91 Ave, Peace River, AB, T8S 1Z5
Participation FormatTeams of 4 students from Grades 7-12
CostFree
Registration closes on February 10, 2023

Register Now

Download Registration Booklet

Medicine Hat (in person)

DateSaturday, March 4, 2023
LocationMedicine Hat College, 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3Y6
Participation FormatTeams of 5 students from Grades 4-9
CostFree
Registration closes on February 24, 2023

Register Now

Download Registration Booklet

Grande Prairie (in person)

DateSaturday, May 6, 2023
LocationNorthwestern Polytechnic - Main Gym, 10726 106 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 4C4
Participation FormatTeams of 5 students from Grades 1-12
CostFree
Registration closes on March 31, 2023

Register Now

Download Registration Booklet

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 events, registration fees for those events will be refunded.

Spread the Word

Help get the word out by sharing the Peace River, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat or Calgary poster with your network!

Edmonton (in person)

DateSunday, February 26, 2023
LocationUniversity of Alberta Pavilion (Butterdome)
114 St & 87 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9
Participation FormatTeams of 5 students
CostDivisions 1 & 2 – $70 plus GST per team
Divisions 3 & 4  – $85 plus GST per team
Challenge Release DateUpon registration

Registration closes on January 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Registration closed

Download Registration Booklet

Virtual Experience (Video submissions due March 22, 2023)

DateNovember 17, 2022 to March 22, 2023
Participation FormatPlease refer to the registration booklet.
Cost$20 plus GST per team
Challenge Release DateUpon registration
Challenge Submission DeadlineMarch 22, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Registration closes on January 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Registration closed

Download Registration Booklet

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

  • Check back for updates on events in:

    • Cold Lake
    • Fort McMurray
    • Lloydminster
    • Red Deer

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

Interested in how the event unfolds?

Spark Curiosity in the Professions as a Sponsor

Sponsor support is crucial to bringing the event to life. Event sponsors enjoy peak exposure to participants, spectators, and our team of professional engineer and geoscientist volunteers. There is a range of partnership opportunities for your organization to support the passion and enthusiasm of our future professional engineers and geoscientists.

Special thanks to the Schulich School of Engineering for being our Calgary venue sponsor, and Canada Life for being our Edmonton venue sponsor, and helping challenge, inspire, and celebrate the future generation of engineers and geoscientists.

Explore Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information about the APEGA Science Olympics, please contact [email protected]