Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Students in the Army’s eCYBERMISSION Competition Need Your Help

The U.S. Army’s eCYBERMISSION competition is a free, web-based, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine. From August through December, the students formed teams, composed of three to four members within their grade and region and one adult Team Advisor, and have worked together to identify a community problem they would like to solve using the scientific method and submit their work in a Mission Folder.

So, here is where we need your help! This year, we recognized a record number of student team registrations and need more qualified Virtual Judges than ever before to review the thousands of Mission Folders expected by the submission deadline of Feb. 26, 2010.


Virtual Judges are individuals with an interest or background in science, technology, engineering, math or education, as well as access to the Internet. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to review and score team Mission Folders, giving each student the opportunity to win up to $8,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds!

During the Regional Judging period, March 1 - 22, 2010, each Virtual Judge is assigned 20-25 Mission Folders to evaluate, then, during the Alternate Judging phase, from March 23 – 29, 2010, all of the remaining un-scored Mission Folders are reviewed by Virtual Judges who volunteered to score additional assignments. Each Mission Folder is independently evaluated against four judging criteria, and is scored by five randomly-assigned Virtual Judges, with the highest and lowest score dropped and the middle three averaged for a final score, to ensure Mission Folders are reviewed and scored objectively.

Virtual Judge Registration is open NOW through Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, so we encourage you to register today to support our nation’s future leaders! Please use registration code ARMY, and contact us at 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237) or at volunteerprogram@ecybermission.com if you have any questions.

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