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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, and 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!




Date May 9, 2020
Time 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location Olympic Oval
University of Calgary
288 Collegiate Boulevard NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4
Registration Cost Grades 1-6: $70 + GST per team

Grades 7-12: $85 + GST per team
Registration Deadline January 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.



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Date February 22, 2020
Time 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location University of Alberta Pavilion
114 St & 87 Ave 
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2H9
Registration Cost Grades 1-6: $70 + GST per team

Grade 7-12: $85 + GST per team
Classroom Challenge Release* November 18, 2019
Registration Deadline December 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

 *The Classroom Challenge will be sent to all registered teams on November 18, 2019. Teams are still permitted to register until December 31, 2019, recognizing that they will receive less time to complete the Classroom Challenge. Teams that register in late-December will receive the Classroom Challenge in January 2020.


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Check back regularly for updates for upcoming events in:

  • Cold Lake
  • Grande Prairie
  • Lloydminster
  • Medicine Hat
  • Peace River
  • Red Deer
  • Wood Buffalo

For more details about regional events, please contact outreach@apega.ca.


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.

Additional Details

  • 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.