Science Olympics | APEGA

Science Olympics

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. 

2019 APEGA Science Olympics Events

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

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Calgary

Date May 4, 2019
Time 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location Winsport Arena
Markin MacPhail Centre
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB  T3B 5R5

Add an additional team to the waitlist

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Cold Lake

Date October 13, 2018
Time 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location

Cold Lake and District FCSS
5220 54 St
Cold Lake

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Edmonton

DateApril 6, 2019
Time8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
LocationUniversity of Alberta Pavilion
(Butterdome)
114 St & 87 Ave 
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2H9

Registration for the 2019 event is now closed. Registration for the 2020 event will open in the fall of 2019.

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Grande Prairie

Date October 27, 2018
Time 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location Charles Spencer High School
20 Knowledge Way
Grande Prairie, AB  T8W 2V9

To register, please send your completed registration form to Ryan Bekevich, RBekevich@islengineering.com.

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Lloydminster

The 2018 Lloydminster Science Olympics event took place on March 28 at Holy Rosary High School. 

Information regarding the 2019 event will be posted here when it becomes available. 

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Medicine Hat

The 2018 Medicine Hat Science Olympics event took place on March 17 at Medicine Hat College. 

Information regarding the 2019 event will be posted here when it becomes available. 

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Peace River

The 2018 Peace River Science Olympics event took place on February 24 at Glenmary School.

Information regarding the 2019 event will be posted here when it becomes available. 

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Red Deer

The 2018 Red Deer Science Olympics event took place on March 3 at Red Deer College. 

Information regarding the 2019 event will be posted here when it becomes available. 

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Wood Buffalo

Date January 25, 2019
Time 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location Oil Sands Discovery Centre
515 MacKenzie Blvd
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4X3

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Judging

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.

Photographs

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.