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Perseverance and Passion

How a Former eCYBERMISSION Participant Became a Future STEM Leader
One of the main goals of students participating in eCYBERMISSION is to find a problem within their local community and seek to find answers in solving it, entering their ideas into the competition. Definitive solutions are not always found, but any research done is contributive towards finding them. Zoe Diederich, a 7th grade participant of eCYBERMISSION in the 2016-2017 competition year, didn’t have a winning project. Her team submitted their project, received their score, and for the other members of the team, that was it. That wasn’t enough for Zoe. It was her genuine interest in the topic and the feedback from the judges that pushed her to keep going with her research and led her on a journey that would take her to a professional level. Here’s her story…

When Zoe was in the 7th grade, she and several classmates were assigned a project in school that would take her on an incredible path in STEM. What started as a …

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