eCYBERMISSION Roles


With eCYBERMISSION, there’s a role for everyone! Whether you’re a STEM-loving student looking to further your career goals, a teacher looking to encourage and challenge your students academically, or a STEM professional looking for a great volunteer opportunity, we want YOU to join the mission.

Click on each role to learn more:



Students: Investigate, Experiment, and Have Fun!

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Who: Students in Grades 6-9

Why: The student role is to create your team, identify a particular problem in your community, work together to explore the problem, share your findings and win prizes!

What You Gain:

  • Develop ideas and skills to help you address the problems in your community
  • Opportunities to engage with scientists, engineers and other STEM professionals specializing in fields such as robotics, technology, forces and motion, environment, food and nutrition, national security and safety and alternative energy sources!
  • Experience working as a team and learning valuable skills that help in high school, college and future careers
  • Real-life application of STEM in your local community
  • Prizes. SO MANY PRIZES!


Parents/Guardians: Encourage, Engage & Support!

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Who: Parents & Guardians with Students in Grades 6-9

Why: The primary role of parents/guardians is to support their child as they work towards completing their team Mission Folder

What’s Your Mission:

  • Provide encouragement and support
  • Assist the team as they brainstorm ideas, conduct research, test theories, and compose their findings.
  • Supervise the teams safely as well as encouraging fun

Find out more in the Parents/Guardian’s User Guide


Team Advisors: Monitor, Assist and Lead the Team!

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Who: Team Advisors – Teachers, Parents, Etc!

Why: The primary role of the Team Advisor is to support students and teams during registration, Mission Folder research and development, and submit Mission Folders by the Mission Folder submission deadline. Team Advisors must be at least 21-years-old to lead a team.

What’s Your Mission:

  • Assist the teams with registration via the eCYBERMISSION site
  • Place students on complete teams via your eCYBERMISSION Team Advisor Homepage
  • Discuss Mission Challenges with your teams and select the Challenge via your Team Advisor Homepage
  • Discuss Scientific Inquiry Using Scientific Practices or Engineering Design Process for each team and select the team choice via your Team Advisor Homepage.
  • Monitor teams as they engage in Discussion Forums and Team Talk
  • Review the completed Mission Folder and submit the Mission Folder, via your Team Advisor Homepage, by the February deadline.


Ambassadors: Recruit, Engage, Network

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This role is ideal for individuals, either civilian or military, engaged in their communities and eager to support STEM education through outreach and networking. Many of our Ambassadors are teachers, college professors, STEM professionals, involved in military service, or parents of a past eCYBERMISSION student. The Ambassador volunteer role prioritizes year-round networking to raise awareness for eCYBERMISSION and increase local participation with the program. Depending on their networks, Ambassadors focus on engaging and networking with schools, organizations, and individuals in their communities in order to recruit volunteers, team advisors, students, teachers, schools, or organizations to engage with eCYBERMISSION. This role is active year-round, and can accommodate any schedule.

Mission:

  • Increase local participation in the eCYBERMISSION program by encouraging students and teachers in the community to get involved with eCYBERMISSION
  • Network with colleagues, encourage peers to join eCYBERMISSION as volunteers or Team Advisors
  • Reach out to STEM organizations to promote future participation
  • Reach out to schools and raise awareness for eCYBERMISSION and the Mini-Grant program

*Ambassadors may also volunteer as CyberGuides. Ambassadors MAY NOT volunteer as Virtual Judges.


CyberGuides: Mentor, Support, Advise

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This role is ideal for STEM professionals and students, either civilian or military, who are able to provide mentorship to students during the eCYBERMISSION competition. CyberGuides answer student questions, provide support, engage with teams in virtual Live Chat sessions, and inspire students to explore STEM through sharing their expertise with students during the months leading up to regional judging. This role is active between September and March of the competition cycle, and can accommodate any schedule.

Mission:

  • Promote STEM education to students participating in the eCYBERMISSION competition
  • Contribute to the student’s engagement with STEM by sharing personal expertise and advice
  • Support student teams through mentorship, using Chronus as a virtual platform
  • Support student teams through participating and hosting Live Chat sessions
  • Provide students with assistance and feedback on their projects and Mission Folders

*CyberGuides may additionally volunteer as Ambassadors OR Virtual Judges.


Virtual Judges: Comment, Review, and Score

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This role is ideal for volunteers with an interest in STEM education who prioritize making an impact on the lives of students and need a flexible, compact window of time to engage with eCYBERMISSION. Virtual Judges provide timely feedback, comments, and scores on 10-15 student Mission Folders during Virtual Judging, which takes place March 16-31, 2021. Virtual Judges encourage middle school students to continue on the path towards a STEM career, supporting innovation, creativity, and excellence in education by reviewing and evaluating students Mission Folders. This entirely virtual role is active for 2 weeks during the month of March, and can accommodate any schedule within that time frame.

Mission:

  • Provide comments and independently score 10-15 Mission Folders (student submissions)
  • Discover how Next Generation Science Standards are shaping real-world problems and solutions
  • Promote STEM education to students all over the United States and highlight the importance of STEM on a global scale
  • Virtually engage as a volunteer and provide support for students

*Virtual Judges may also volunteer as CyberGuides.


Student Virtual Judges: Comment, Review, and Score

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This role is ideal for students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or school, pursuing study in STEM or Education. Serving as a student virtual judge can provide valuable experience grading student submissions, and may count towards extra credit and services hour requirements. Student Virtual Judges provide timely feedback, comments, and scores on 5 student Mission Folders during Virtual Judging, which takes place during the first 3 weeks of March. Through offering feedback on student submissions, Student Virtual Judges are able to encourage middle school students to continue on the path towards a STEM career, supporting innovation, creativity, and excellence in education. This role is active for 3 weeks during the month of March, and can accommodate any schedule within that time frame.

Mission:

  • Provide comments and independently score 5 Mission Folders (student submissions)
  • Discover how Next Generation Science Standards are shaping real-world problems and solutions
  • Promote STEM education to students all over the United States and highlight the importance of STEM on a global scale
  • Virtually engage as a volunteer and provide support for students
  • Gain experience grading student submissions and providing constructive criticism as it applies to STEM education

*Student Virtual Judges may also volunteer as CyberGuides.



Find a role for you? GREAT! For more information regarding participation, please contact Mission Control at missioncontrol@ecybermission.com or call us at 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237)!

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