All Mission Folders are scored by Virtual Judges from across the world. eCYBERMISSION Virtual Judges are educators or STEM professionals students enthusiasts or military service members who use STEM every day and value making an impact on the lives of students. They use the eCYBERMISSION Virtual Judging Rubrics to score each Mission Folder. All Mission Folders will be scored up to three times by Virtual Judges. Once Regional Judging (Phase 2) and Virtual Judging are complete, all teams will have access to their Mission Folder score and can read comments from the Virtual Judges.
Virtual Judging scores are based on the following three judging criteria:
After Virtual Judging, the top three teams from each grade, in each region will be notified of their opportunity to compete at the regional level. Sixty Regional Teams will advance to Regional Judging in April, 2021. These teams consist of first-place winning teams in each region. Eligible teams must have a minimum score of 300 (out of 500) and the highest score in their region and grade.
Regional Judging takes place virtually. Students will have an opportunity to make a four minute oral presentation to the Regional Judges followed by a question and answer session. Regional Judges consist of U.S. Army Scientists and Engineers working at Army Laboratories and Centers across the country.
The top Regional Finalist Teams from each grade will advance to the National Judging & Educational Event (NJ&EE). Twenty National Finalist Teams will travel to Washington, DC metro area to participate in a week of STEM related activities hosted by eCYBERMISSION and the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program [AEOP]. This trip is paid for by eCYBERMISSION and all participants will receive food, lodging and a host of educational opportunities.
During NJ&EE, students will have an opportunity to make a 4-minute oral presentation to the National Judges followed by a question and answer session. National Judges consist of U.S. Army Scientists and Engineers working at Army Laboratories and Centers across the country.