APEGA Science Olympics - Calgary Challenge Manager (2024)

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The Opportunity


The APEGA Science Olympics are back! APEGA's K-12 Outreach team is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2024 APEGA Science Olympics. Volunteer in-person at the Edmonton or Calgary events. These events are great opportunities to foster a love for Engineering and Geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA. 


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.


Challenge Manager


Challenge Managers are responsible for leading a challenge on the day of the event. They will act as the point person for all volunteers judging that activity, requiring them to be deeply familiar with the activity and the APEGA Science Olympics event. This is a great opportunity if you would like to take on a larger role at the event.


Before the event, Challenge Managers meet to familiarize themselves with the challenges and event logistics. They then attend the Event Volunteer training to help us train the Event Volunteers on how to judge the challenges. On the day of the event, they manage the volunteers in their division, ensure everything is on schedule, assign volunteers tasks, and address judge questions. There will be multiple Challenge Managers assigned to each division to support each other in managing the group. Previous APEGA Science Olympics volunteer experience is preferred and is beneficial to the role. Comparable experience will be considered.


Challenge Managers are required to attend additional training dates. Below are tentative dates for training, but please note that they are subject to change depending on group availability:


Shift times & Location



Training Session (3-hours): May 1st

Challenge Manager Meeting (3-hours): TBD


Event Date (May 25th, 2024)

8:30am – 4:30pm

9:00am – 5:30pm


Event Location: University of Calgary Olympic Oval


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: April 24th, 2024

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9:00 AM 5:00 PM