Young budding scientists and engineers from across the province are invited to show off their investigative and problem solving skills to compete individually, or as a classroom, in the APEGA Science Olympics! Take learning beyond the classroom with these interactive, inter-school events geared towards students from grades 1 through 12. Through a series of fun problem solving-challenges, students will get to learn more about engineering and geoscience and see first-hand how these fields play into our daily lives.

Registered students will be separated into 4 divisions based on their grade level:

  • Division 1 | Grades 1-3
  • Division 2 | Grades 4-6
  • Division 3 | Grades 7-9
  • Division 4 | Grades 10-12

During the Science Olympics, students will use their skills and innovative ideas to find creative solutions to various challenges. The challenges will cover a range of scientific topics relating to the Alberta school curricula, and have been developed by work groups comprising APEGA professional engineers and professional geoscientists, as well as local teachers.

The Challenges

There will be one hands-on engineering and geoscience-related challenge in each division. Full challenge details will be released upon registration, and a five-minute video submission of the finished prototype will be due on May 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. A committee made up of members from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) will evaluate each video on the student(s) ability to demonstrate their prototype meets the given list of criteria.

Registration Options

Registration and participation in the APEGA Science Olympics is completely FREE! Students can take part as either an individual, or as part of their classroom. Individual registrations will be evaluated separately from classroom registrations. All completed registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Individual Registration must be completed by a parent or guardian on behalf of a Grade 1-12 student.

Classroom Registration must be completed by a teacher or school administrator on behalf of a classroom of Grade 1-12 students. A classroom registration will allow for individual or team submissions from some, or all, students in the classroom. Educators are welcome to submit multiple prototypes from their classroom for evaluation.

The online registration can be found at apega.ca/science-olympics. As mentioned above, the full challenge details will be released to participants upon completed registration. Participants are encouraged to register by February 4, 2022 to ensure the optimum time frame for planning, building and filming their completed project. Registrations will still be accepted after this date, but students will have less time to complete the challenge.

Awards

All submissions will receive feedback and participants will receive a certificate corresponding to their overall achievement. Projects will be evaluated using the challenge rubric and given a numerical score. Cumulative scores will be used to determine final rankings and may result in multiple participants receiving gold, silver bronze or no medal.

A wrap-up video will be shared in June 2022 to announce all final challenge results and celebrate the winners.

APEGA Science Olympics 2022:

When: Register by February 4, 2022  | Final submissions due May 19, 2022
Where: Online
Website: www.apega.ca