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Registration is now open for eCYBERMISSION, the U.S. Army’s free, web-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math competition for students in 6th through 9th grade. The decade-old competition seeks to foster student innovation, creativity, and interest in pursuing STEM majors and careers. Each member of a winning team can get up to $8,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds. Registration for teams closes December 16, 2011.

Past winning projects have included concussion-reducing sports helmets and a device to alert drivers of deer in the road.

eCYBERMISSION offers several resources to support students and teachers throughout the competition. Guided by an adult Team Advisor, students form teams of three to four and identify a problem in their community they are interested in studying. Volunteer “CyberGuides” interact with participants through various outlets, such as online discussion forums, team chat rooms, and interactive webinars.  Other resources include Mission Folder tips, supplemental worksheets, interactive webinars, CyberGuide chats, and an active social media network.

Students on winning teams can get up to $8,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds. The 16 regional first place winning teams also receive an expenses-paid trip to the National Judging and Educational Event, where they will present their projects and compete for the national title in each grade. More than 88,000 students have participated in the eCYBERMISSION competition since its inception 10 years ago, and the Army awarded over $8.5 million in U.S. EE Savings Bonds.

Interested in helping the U.S. Army encourage students to study and pursue STEM? Volunteer to be a CyberGuide, Ambassador or Virtual Judge!

Find information on the competition on the eCybermission website.

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