eCybermission

Types:Submission, Presentation

Category:STEM

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Dec 18, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Students compete for State, Regional, and National Awards. The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program is committed to answering the Nation’s need for increased national STEM literacy and to expanding STEM education opportunities across the country to open doors to new career paths for American students that lead to a brighter tomorrow.

The first and most important step is getting your team ready! Your teammates will be your partners throughout this mission and will help you solidify your Mission Folder. Once your team is in place, you will pick a Mission Challenge. eCYBERMISSION is all about using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to solve a real problem in your community. The Rundown: Your team can choose one of the following Mission Challenges:

  • Alternative Sources of Energy
  • Environment
  • Food, Health & Fitness
  • Forces & Motion
  • National Security & Safety
  • Robotics
  • Technology
Once you’ve chosen a Mission Challenge, you’re ready to get started. Together as a team you’ll work on exploring the problem and moving towards a solution. At the end of the eCYBERMISSION competition, you will submit your completed Mission Folder. Make sure you, your team and Team Advisor follows the rules closely and that your Mission Folder is complete and ready for judging!

All Mission Folders are scored by Virtual Judges. eCYBERMISSION Virtual Judges are STEM Professionals across the country. They use the eCYBERMISSION Judging Rubrics to score each Mission Folder. All Mission Folders will be scored up to three times by Virtual Judges. Once Virtual Judging is complete, all teams will have access to their Mission Folder Score and can read comments from the Virtual Judges. Virtual Judging scores are based on the following three judging criteria:
  • Application of "Scientific Inquiry Using Scientific Practices" or "Engineering Design Process"
  • Benefit to the Community
  • Team Collaboration
eCYBERMISSION - Participation

Team Award.

For all students who successfully complete the requirements of participation in eCYBERMISSION at any grade level.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

eCYBERMISSION - National 1st Place

Team Award. $5000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

eCYBERMISSION - Regional 1st Place

Team Award. $2000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

eCYBERMISSION - State 1st Place

Team Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Website: https://www.ecybermission.com/

Managing Organization: National Science Teachers Association

Contact:

missioncontrol@ecybermission.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<h3>Team Structure</h3> <ul> <li>Three or four students in the same <b>grade</b> and <b>state</b></li> <li>One Team Advisor</li> </ul> <h3>Student</h3> Students must be <b>enrolled</b> in either <b>6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade</b> at a U.S.-based public or private school, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school abroad or a U.S.-based home school. All students must be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident in order to participate in the competition. <h3>Team Advisor</h3> Team Advisors <b>must be a teacher, coach, counselor, or leader in a youth organization</b> and at least <b>21 years of age</b>. Team Advisors <b>must have access to an active email account</b>. A parent may serve as a Team Advisor as long as the parent is known at the student's school/organization and has education or youth leadership experience while also meeting the other eligibility requirements of a Team Advisor.

Registration Closes
Dec 18, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Students compete for State, Regional, and National Awards. The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program is committed to answering the Nation’s need for increased national STEM literacy and to expanding STEM education opportunities across the country to open doors to new career paths for American students that lead to a brighter tomorrow.

Process

The first and most important step is getting your team ready! Your teammates will be your partners throughout this mission and will help you solidify your Mission Folder. Once your team is in place, you will pick a Mission Challenge. eCYBERMISSION is all about using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to solve a real problem in your community. The Rundown: Your team can choose one of the following Mission Challenges:
  • Alternative Sources of Energy
  • Environment
  • Food, Health & Fitness
  • Forces & Motion
  • National Security & Safety
  • Robotics
  • Technology
Once you’ve chosen a Mission Challenge, you’re ready to get started. Together as a team you’ll work on exploring the problem and moving towards a solution. At the end of the eCYBERMISSION competition, you will submit your completed Mission Folder. Make sure you, your team and Team Advisor follows the rules closely and that your Mission Folder is complete and ready for judging!

Criteria

All Mission Folders are scored by Virtual Judges. eCYBERMISSION Virtual Judges are STEM Professionals across the country. They use the eCYBERMISSION Judging Rubrics to score each Mission Folder. All Mission Folders will be scored up to three times by Virtual Judges. Once Virtual Judging is complete, all teams will have access to their Mission Folder Score and can read comments from the Virtual Judges. Virtual Judging scores are based on the following three judging criteria:
  • Application of "Scientific Inquiry Using Scientific Practices" or "Engineering Design Process"
  • Benefit to the Community
  • Team Collaboration

Awards

eCYBERMISSION - Participation

Team Award.

For all students who successfully complete the requirements of participation in eCYBERMISSION at any grade level.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

eCYBERMISSION - National 1st Place

Team Award. $5000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

eCYBERMISSION - Regional 1st Place

Team Award. $2000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

eCYBERMISSION - State 1st Place

Team Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Participate

Website: https://www.ecybermission.com/

Managing Organization: National Science Teachers Association

Contact:

missioncontrol@ecybermission.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<h3>Team Structure</h3> <ul> <li>Three or four students in the same <b>grade</b> and <b>state</b></li> <li>One Team Advisor</li> </ul> <h3>Student</h3> Students must be <b>enrolled</b> in either <b>6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade</b> at a U.S.-based public or private school, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school abroad or a U.S.-based home school. All students must be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident in order to participate in the competition. <h3>Team Advisor</h3> Team Advisors <b>must be a teacher, coach, counselor, or leader in a youth organization</b> and at least <b>21 years of age</b>. Team Advisors <b>must have access to an active email account</b>. A parent may serve as a Team Advisor as long as the parent is known at the student's school/organization and has education or youth leadership experience while also meeting the other eligibility requirements of a Team Advisor.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Dec 18, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York