As a student, your role is to create your team, identify a
problem in your community, work together to explore the problem, share your findings
and win prizes!
- Form a team of 2-4 students and come up with a team name.
- Get a Team Advisor (an adult you know and trust) if you don’t already have one.
- Register for the competition! You’ll need a login name that doesn’t contain any part of your name, so start thinking of what you want to be called.
- Find a problem in your community that you want to explore using science or solve using engineering.
- Tell your Team Advisor which method (science or engineering) you want to use.
- Start working on your Mission Folder!
- Get any help you might need from our CyberGuides (REAL scientists and engineers waiting to answer your STEM questions).
- Get any help with eCYBERMISSION from Mission Control (REAL eCYBERMISSION staff waiting to answer your eCYBERMISSION questions).
- Let your Team Advisor know when you’re done and ready to submit your Mission Folder! Make sure it’s before the submission deadline (in fact, take a look at all of the important dates).
- You need to follow the eCYBERMISSION competition rules at all times. Be kind and courteous when online doing any investigations and surveys or participating in any eCYBERMISSION event.
- You can only be on one team each year.
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
- A chance to be awarded a STEM-In-Action Grant
- Prizes. SO MANY PRIZES!
Want to know more about how the Mission Folders are judged? Take a look at our Judging page to find out more!