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.



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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


DateSunday, April 7, 2024
LocationUniversiade Pavilion (Butterdome), University of Alberta, 11440 87 Ave NW
Participation FormatTeams of 5 students
CostDivisions 1 & 2 – $70 plus GST per team
Divisions 3 & 4  – $85 plus GST per team
Challenge Release DateMonday, January 8, 2024
Registration closes on February 21, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. MST*

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*Please note that if you register after the Challenge Release Date your team will have less time to complete the classroom challenge than teams registered by January 8, 2024.


DateSaturday, May 25, 2024
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 12, 2024
Registration closes on February 8, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

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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.

Interested in how the event unfolds?

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