Believe it or not, it's that time of year again! Registration for eCYBERMISSION, a web-based STEM competition free to students in grades 6–9, is now open. Now in its 15th year, eCYBERMISSION challenges students to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their local communities. Registration is open until December 7, 2016.
“We’re thrilled to see how the 2016-2017 eCYBERMISSION teams will accept the challenge and develop real-world solutions for the benefit of their communities.” said Louie R. Lopez, Program Manager for eCYBERMISSION. “Every year, I’m fascinated by projects submitted by our students. The bar is certainly raised each year with novel solutions to STEM-related issues in their communities.”
STEM professionals are encouraged to participate as volunteers—Virtual Judges, Ambassadors, and/or CyberGuides—to help build students' interest in STEM. eCYBERMISSION provides online resources for teams to assist with project completion. CyberGuide Live Chats, for example, involves volunteers providing virtual feedback to teams about their Mission Folders—the official write-up of their project.
Registered teams competing have until February 22, 2017 to submit their Mission Folders.