APEGA Branch Science Olympics - Grande Prairie Science Olympics Event Volunteer (2024)


The Opportunity


The APEGA Peace Region Branch is hosting its annual APEGA Science Olympics event in Grande Prairie on June 1st, 2024 at the Northwestern Polytechnic College. APEGA Science Olympics is an interactive, interschool engineering, and geoscience challenge open to students in grades 1 – 12. Teams compete in a series of application and problem-solving challenges designed to promote teamwork, creative thinking, and fun in engineering and geoscience.


The Impact


APEGA’s Science Olympics events are a vital piece of inspiring the next generation of professional engineers, geoscientist and for introducing students to the exciting possibilities of a career in STEM. These events are a great opportunity to promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA. By participating in the APEGA Science Olympics, volunteers challenge students to address real-world problems that require innovative solutions.


Event Volunteers


Event Volunteers help with tasks including but not limited to: signing in students, setting up project material, answering student questions, judging students on skills demonstrated and challenge criteria met, handing out student lunch and awards, and cleaning up project material.


Shift times & Location


Grande Prairie

Event Date (June 1st, 2024)

8:00am - 6:00pm


Event Location: Northwestern Polytechnic


Volunteer Benefits


Required Qualifications

  • Promote your profession and enhance the understanding of the work of engineers and geoscientists
  • Connect with other practicing members and university student members
  • Earn credits for CPD (continuing professional development) and APEGA Volunteer Service Awards
  • Promote a love of engineering and geoscience to students (grades 1-12) and their families, show the fun side and practical applications of engineering and geoscience
  • Involvement in a fun and rewarding experience
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.


  • Practicing or retired professional member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student member or applicant, in engineering or geoscience. Non-members with related experience in outreach, educations, or STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.
  • Previous volunteer experience at a recent in-person APEGA Science Olympics is an asset.
  • Comfortable in discussing the basics of various aspects of engineering and geoscience with students.
  • Interest in promoting engineering and geoscience and related careers.

Deadline to Apply: May 21st, 2024

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, June 01, 2024 8:00 AM 6:00 PM