The eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition Asks: What's Your Volunteer Type?

"From my perspective as an advisor, I've thoroughly enjoyed the interest and motivation eCYBERMISSION generates in my students. I use many of the website RESOURCES and videos to teach methods.  The real learning comes from seeing a project of your own creation through to completion." –2015 Team Advisor

Volunteers for the eCYBERMISSION STEM competition s help create experiences for 6th-9th grade students all over the country. Last year, they mentored teams who used the kinetic energy captured through gears to power LED lights and measured air quality of homes within their community—just to name a few! How can you nurture such creativity? Let us help you figure out your volunteer type, so you too can help students unleash their creativity and have similar experiences online.


As one of the Army’s Educational Outreach ProgramsAs one of the Army’s Educational Outreach Programs, eCYBERMISSION enters its 14th year, bigger than ever with new features in the registration process and a fresh outlook. It’s also that time of year, when STEM professionals all over the country are eager to participate in the eCYBERMISSION competition.

Unlike any other STEM competition, eCYBERMISSION offers an enriching opportunity for volunteers—you’ll use our online portal to grow professionally as you connect them with students and teachers in grades 6-9.

Volunteers are vital to success of the eCYBERMISSION program; the competing teams depend on the valuable resources provided by volunteers to help in the STEM learning process.  

If you are looking for a fun and meaningful way to give back to the STEM community, a project for your workplace to get behind, or a way to get introduced to the eCYBERMISSION competitions, then we have options for you!  All of our volunteers receive online training, tools, newsletters, and support to help them throughout the year. 

Getting Started

See what volunteer type you are!

  • Ambassador – Promotes the program by visiting schools in their community to encourage participation, reaching out to STEM or like-minded organizations, and recruiting colleagues and friends to volunteer.
  • CyberGuides – Support student teams online using discussion forums, CyberGuide live chats, and “Team Talk” instant messaging.
  • Virtual Judge – Scores team projects (Mission Folders), has a background or interest in STEM or education, and provides constructive feedback for students.
  • Student Virtual Judge – Scores approximately 5 team projects (Mission Folders), enrolled in college or university program, and provides constructive feedback for students.

Once you’ve taken the test, the hard part is over. Now you can sign up and help build students’ interest in STEM! We’ll see you online soon.

For more information on volunteering and to register, visit

If you’ll be at the NSTA 2015 Reno Area Conference, visit us at Booth #324. We’ll be answering all your questions.

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