15th Annual eCybermission National Judging and Education Event Begins June 26

2016 eCybermission participants head to the National Capitol to visit their Congressional representatives.

In all, 5,768 teams competed in this year’s eCybermission, engaging 23,323 students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning projects.

The 15th annual eCybermission, a U.S. Army sponsored, web-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition, culminates in a week-long National Judging and Educational Event (NJ&EE) here June 26-30.

Twenty-one teams of students from grades six through nine – approximately 80 students – and their team advisors, will represent five U.S. regions at the NJ&EE. Moving on from state and regional competitions, the teams are vying for up to $9,000 of U.S. Savings Bonds (matured value) for each winning team member.

The national finalists also received an all-expense paid trip to the National Capitol Region where they will tour the monuments in Washington, D.C., and meet their Congressional representatives.

Each team will present their projects to a panel of judges who will select the winning teams. They will also display their projects during a National STEM Showcase.

The teams will be escorted by Soldiers, scientists and engineers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, the program managing agency on behalf of the Army Educational Outreach Program, who serve as student/team mentors.

In all, 5,768 teams competed in this year’s eCybermission, including 23,323 students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning projects that challenged them to formulate a solution to an identified community problem using scientific and engineering design best practices.

Led by an adult team advisor or teacher, students can consult and virtually engage with Army…

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