Sherwood Park, AB — Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) recently put to their engineering and science skills to test. Thanks to some creative problem solving by students, they scored top marks at this year’s APEGA Science Olympic.

On March 5, students from Brentwood Elementary, Glen Allan Elementary, and Salisbury Composite High joined more than 500 Grade 1 to 12 students throughout the Edmonton area to compete in this year’s APEGA Science Olympics—an interactive, inter-school science competition put on by The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta that takes place annually throughout Alberta.

Working in small groups, students were tasked to create innovative solutions to a common problem using their engineering and science skills. The challenges ranged in theme and level of difficultly and included building: cooling units, paper towers, modifying watercraft, portable bio-dome, thermos to keep ice insulated, a desert hovercraft, a Mars Rover, and a bridge made of Popsicle sticks.

Congratulations to:

  • Brentwood Elementary’s Division 1 team for winning the participation award
  • Brentwood Elementary’s Division 2 team for winning gold
  • Glen Allan Elementary’s Division 1 team for winning silver
  • Glen Allan Elementary’s Division 2 team for winning gold
  • Salisbury Composite High’s team for winning gold

 

EIPS is one of Alberta’s largest school divisions, serving approximately 16,900 students in 42 schools. We are proud to be an integral part of our communities, including Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Strathcona and Lamont counties, and the western portion of the County of Minburn.

 

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For more information contact:
Karen Baranec, director, Communication Services 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902

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