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. 

2018 Science Olympics Events

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APEGA Science Olympics - Calgary

Date May 12, 2018
Time 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location Winsport Arena
Markin MacPhail Centre
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB  T3B 5R5

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APEGA Science Olympics - Edmonton

Date February 24, 2018
Time 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome)
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2H9

Registration for the 2018 event is now closed. 

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APEGA Science Olympics - Medicine Hat

DateMarch 17, 2018
Time12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LocationMedicine Hat College
Centennial Hall
299 College Drive 
Medicine Hat, AB  T1A 3Y6

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APEGA Science Olympics - Peace River

Date February 24, 2018
Time 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location

Glenmary School
8801 - 96th Street
Peace River, AB T8S 1R6

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APEGA Science Olympics - Wood Buffalo

Date February 9, 2018
Time 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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.