AFCEA Chapter eCYBERMISSION 2013-2014
A partnership opportunity between AFCEA and NSTA
(National Science Teachers Association)
eCYBERMISSION (eCM) is a free, web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9. eCM challenges students to think about real-world applications of STEM by working in teams to identify a problem in their community and use the scientific method, scientific inquiry or engineering design process to find a solution. Students compete for state, regional and national awards, with potential winnings of up to $8,000 (maturity value) in U.S. Savings Bonds.
Student teams must choose one of the following 7 Mission Challenges:
* Requires active DoD security clearance or Federal Background check
Nov 1 Early Registration deadline
Jan 15 Team registration deadline
Feb 1 CyberGuide reg deadline
Feb 1 Ambassador reg deadline
Mar 1 Virtual Judge reg deadline
Mar 1 Submission deadline
March Virtual Judging
Apr 1 State winners announced
Apr 21-24 Regional Judging
Mid-June National Judging and Education Event
With the goal of increasing eCYBERMISSION (eCM) student registrations and submissions and eCYBERMISSION volunteer (Ambassadors, CyberGuides, Team Advisors, and Virtual Judges) registrations and participation, NSTA and AFCEA will partner in order to increase outreach to AFCEA Chapters.
AFCEA Chapters will be compensated for eCYBERMISSION registrants and participants during the
Chapter Point System
AFCEA Chapters will be compensated per registrant under the following scale:
Special STEM Teacher Prizes
Teachers of winning teams at Regionals will receive $250 AFCEA STEM Teaching Tool Grants.
Teachers of winning teams at Nationals will receive $1,000 AFCEA STEM Teaching Tool Grants.
NOTE: Teachers of winning teams at Nationals will receive the single $1,000 STEM Grant.
For questions, please contact Sue Whitsettat firstname.lastname@example.org, Interim Program Manager/Outreach Manager or 703-312-9360.AFCEA website: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/chapters/eCYBERMISSION.asp