Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What it Means to be an eCYBERMISSION Ambassador

Ambassadors serve as the “face of eCYBERMISSION” by promoting the competition and recruiting both students and volunteers in their communities. Being an Ambassador for eCYBERMISSION is a rewarding opportunity, not only for our Volunteers, but for the students that participate in the competition.

“I get a chance to influence the future of my town, this great country and the world,” said one Ambassador. “The students see eCYBERMISSION as a great opportunity to do something they are passionate about and make a difference in their community.”

The future of our country depends on the growth of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in our schools and communities. In November 2009, President Barack Obama made it clear that STEM education will be a main concern for the United States. “Reaffirming and strengthening America’s role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation is essential to meeting the challenges of this century,” said Obama in a White House press release. “That’s why I am committed to making the improvement of STEM education over the next decade a national priority.”

Many of our Ambassadors have been making STEM education their top priority for almost nine years. By helping teachers and professionals understand the tools and rewards provided by the eCYBERMISSION program, Ambassadors have the opportunity to shape our future STEM leaders. Thanks to the support of our Ambassadors, last competition year the program reached out to over 13,000 students.

Becoming an eCYBERMISSION Ambassador is easy; all you need to have is an interest or background in STEM or education, and either a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance or be willing to go through a federal background check.

To register, go to the eCYBERMISSION web site and click “Ambassador Registration” under the registration tab. Use the registration code “Social” and fill out your information.

Don’t think you’re up to being an Ambassador but still want to volunteer? Check out the CyberGuide, Team Advisor and Virtual Judge positions on the eCYBERMISSION website at www.ecybermission.com.

If you have any questions about the Ambassador role, the eCYBERMISSION competition or the registration process, please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinators, Robin, Kara and Robert, at 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237) or via e-mail at volunteerprogram@ecybermission.com.

Thank you to all our current Ambassador's and we look forward to expanding our volunteer base in the coming year. 

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