Wednesday, January 26, 2011

eCYBERMISSION Registration Soars


Student Registrations by State

For the 2010-2011 eCYBERMISSION competition year, more than 12,000 students across the nation registered and Accepted the Challenge to compete among the country’s best and brightest scientific minds.

This year’s regional diversity is astounding, with teams in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Department of Defense Education Activity Schools worldwide. In addition, teams from the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be participating, lending a diverse range of community issues and a variety of research to this year’s Mission Folders.

This strong number of students is supported by 753 Team Advisors, who work diligently to educate and guide teams through the seven phases of the eCYBERMISSION Mission Folder. The consistent high quality and stellar research conducted by teams each year would not be possible without their Team Advisors’ dedication and encouragement of America’s youth to participate in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Each team that completed registration by the January 7, 2011 deadline will receive an eCYBERMISSION STEM research kit. This helpful kit is composed of pens or pencils, an eCYBERMISSION notebook, and flash drive to assist students in their research as they begin conducting experiments and collecting data for their projects.

Mission Folders for this year’s competition should be submitted on the program’s web site at http://www.ecybermission.com/ no later than Feb. 25, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All teams who submit their Mission Folders by the deadline and receive a composite score of at least 200 out of a possible 500 will receive a STEM tool kit to assist in the continuation of their scientific research. Teams with additional questions regarding Mission Folder submission are encouraged to contact Mission Control at 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237) or e-mail missioncontrol@ecybermission.com.

Since eCYBERMISSION transformed their awards structure, teams are now be eligible to win state prizes as well; one first and second-place winning team will be selected per grade, per state/territory. Each first-place state winning team will receive $1,000 per student in U.S. EE Savings Bonds, with second-place winners taking home $500 per student. State winners will be announced in mid-April and, following a review of the winning team’s Mission Folders, the 16 regional first-place teams will be chosen and announced in late April. These teams will be eligible to attend the 2011 National Judging and Educational Event!

Since its inception in 2002, more than 83,000 students have competed in eCYBERMISSION. If your students aren’t one of them, what are they waiting for?!

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