What is eCYBERMISSION?
Why is the Army sponsoring a competition for students?
is a free, web-based science, math and technology competition for
students in grades six through nine sponsored by the U.S. Army. eCYBERMISSION:
• Targets diverse participants of all proficiency levels, interests and backgrounds
• Asks students to think creatively, work in a team and positively affect their communities
• Promotes the importance of real-life applications of science, math and technology
• Rewards students with prizes and up to $8,000 in savings bonds
proposed by retired General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff of the U.S.
Army, eCYBERMISSION was created to:
• Increase the number of students interested in science, math and technology
• Return something to America’s communities for the service of their sons and daughters to the nation
• Support the nation’s commitment to education and the achievement of excellence in science and math
• Support our national security interests that require the latest in science and technology skills
Who can participate?
• eCYBERMISSION volunteers are primarily active military and DoD civilians. To become a Ambassador, Installation POC or CyberGuide you must have an active security clearance and supervisor approval. Virtual Judges do not require a security clearance and supervisor approval but should have an interest in promoting science, math and technology.
• eCYBERMISSION student team members are 6-9th grade students from the United States, the U.S. territories, and DoDEA schools.
When is the competition?
• Registration: September 1 – December 12, 2006
• Mission Folder Submission Deadline: February 20, 2006
• Regional Winners Notified: April, 2007
• National Judging and Educational Event: June 15 - 21, 2007
How do I get started?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or registering for the competition, go to www.ecybermission.com
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
How does the competition work?
Student teams identify a problem in their community related to:
• Health and Safety
• Arts and Entertainment
• Sports and Recreation
What role can Army members play?
An essential component to eCYBERMISSION’s success is a committed and diverse pool of volunteers. There are four types of volunteer roles:
• Ambassadors represent the “Face of the U.S. Army” by promoting the competition to schools and communities across the country and in DoDEA schools
• Installation Points of Contact (POC) coordinate and collaborate with Ambassadors within an installation community
• CyberGuides serve as on-line mentors to the student teams. They answer questions related to science, math and technology, give guidance, and assist in keeping the teams focused through on-line Discussion Forums, Chat Rooms and Instant Messaging
• Virtual Judges independently evaluate and objectively score Mission Folders on-line
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