Science Olympics | APEGA

Science Olympics

The APEGA Science Olympics is an interactive, inter-school science competition that allows students to see first-hand how science affects our everyday lives.

The events are organized by work groups comprised of APEGA Professional Engineers, and APEGA Professional Geoscientists, and area teachers who are experienced with the Alberta education science curriculum.

Events are team-focused and follow the Alberta school curriculum. Students are given a series of applications or problem-solving challenges that demonstrate the fun side of exploring science concepts. Students cover many areas of scientific study, while learning to work and interact within a group. They use their creative thinking to develop innovative solutions to engineering and geoscience problems.

Judging

The judging of events has shifted from teams competing against each other to trying to reach a score within a set range. This may result in multiple teams receiving gold, silver, or bronze recognition.

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 Individuals’ names will not be published; only school names may be published if applicable.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.

Regional Details & Registration

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2017 Calgary Science Olympics

Date Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grades 1-12
Location 

WinSport Arena

88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB

Registration Information

  • Teams consist of five students and one coach who may be a teacher, designated alternate, or parent.
  • Completed registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools are allowed to register one team per division. A second or third team will be accepted only if space is available.

Awards

Award winners are given small lego trophies that they can build themselves.

Download Trophy Construction Guide

Registration for the Calgary 2017 APEGA Science Olympics has now closed. Registration for the 2018 event will open in September 2017.

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2017 Cold Lake Science Olympics

DateSaturday, April 22, 2017
Time10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grades7-9
Location

Cold Lake Energy Centre
7825 51 Street

Cold Lake

Registration Information

  • Registration deadline is Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • Teams consist of two to five students and one coach who may be a teacher, designated alternate, or parent. 
  • Completed registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools are allowed to register one team, initially. A second or third team will be accepted if space is available.

Event Updates

  • The registration deadline has been changed to March 30th, 2017. 
  • There will no longer be a Work-at-Home project for this year's competition. Participants must only complete Mystery Challenges on the day of the event. 

Download the full-colour Cold Lake Science Olympics brochure

Download the Cold Lake Science Olympics poster

Register for the Cold Lake Science Olympics

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2017 Edmonton Science Olympics

Date Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Grades 1-12
Location Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton, AB

Registration Information

  • Registration for the 2017 APEGA Science Olympics- Edmonton has now closed. Registration for our 2018 event will open in September 2017.
  • Teams consist of five students and one coach who may be a teacher, designated alternate, or parent. 
  • Completed registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools are allowed to register one team per division. A second or third team will be accepted only if space is available.

Download the full-colour Edmonton Science Olympics brochure

Download the Edmonton Science Olympics poster

Awards 

Award winners are given small lego trophies that they can build themselves.

Download Trophy Construction Guide

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2017 Lloydminster Science Olympics

Date Friday, March 24, 2017
Time 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Grades 9
Location

Lloydminster Holy Rosary School
6611A 39 Street
Lloydminster

Registration Information

  • Teams consist of two to five students and one coach who may be a teacher, designated alternate, or parent. 
  • Completed registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools are allowed to register one team per division. A second or third team will be accepted only if space is available.

Download the Lloydminster Science Olympics poster

Registration is by invitation only. Please contact outreach@apega.ca for more information.

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2017 Medicine Hat Science Olympics

DateSaturday, February 11, 2017
Time12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades4-6
LocationMedicine Hat College 
Centennial Hall
299 College Drive
Medicine Hat, AB

Registration Information

  • The Registration Deadline is Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Teams consist of 2-5 students and one coach who may be a teacher, designated alternate, or parent. 
  • Completed registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools are allowed to register one team. A second or third team will be accepted only if space is available.

Download the full-colour Medicine Hat Science Olympics brochure

Download the Medicine Hat Science Olympics poster

Register for Medicine Hat Science Olympics

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2017 Peace River Science Olympics

Date Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Grades 7-12
Location Peace River High School
10001 91 Ave
Peace River

Registration Information

  • Registration deadline is Sunday, February 12, 2017
  • Teams consist of two to five students and one coach who may be a teacher, designated alternate, or parent. 
  • Completed registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools are allowed to register one team per division. A second or third team will be accepted only if space is available.

Download the full-colour Peace River Science Olympics brochure

Download the Peace River Science Olympics poster

Register for the Peace River Science Olympics

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2017 Red Deer Science Olympics

Date Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time 12:00-4:30 p.m.
Grades 7-12
Location Westpark Middle School
3310 55 Avenue
Red Deer

Registration Information

  • Registration deadline is Friday, February 3, 2017
  • Teams consist of two to five students and one coach who may be a teacher, designated alternate, or parent. 
  • Completed registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools are allowed to register one team per division. A second or third team will be accepted only if space is available.

Download the full-colour Red Deer Science Olympics brochure

Download the Red Deer Science Olympics poster

Register for the Red Deer Science Olympics

More events will be added as they become available. Check back often, and email outreach@apega.ca if you have any questions.