CyberGuides are mentors for students and Team Advisors. They are STEM professionals, post-secondary students, military personnel, or individuals with a background in STEM who support students and Team Advisors during the eCYBERMISSION competition.
CyberGuides answer questions about science or engineering, help with problem-solving, and offer STEM-inspiration. You can talk to a CyberGuide through the Message Board or, during a CyberGuide or Classroom Live Chat.
The Message Board on your Home Page, available after you register, allows you to connect with CyberGuides. You can post messages, get answers to your STEM questions, and receive feedback from STEM experts about your team’s project.
Are you curious about what it’s like to work in a STEM field? Do you want to learn more about the latest STEM discoveries? Explore STEM with your team through CyberGuide Live Chats. CyberGuide Live Chats are one-hour group Zoom presentations (which are recorded if you cannot attend) that take place during the school week in the evenings. During these chats, CyberGuides showcase their STEM experiences, explain STEM concepts, and share helpful tips for your project. You can even ask them your questions and get answers in real-time! CyberGuide Live Chats are open to all students and Team Advisors participating in eCYBERMISSION.
Classroom Live Chats are 20-30 minute live Zoom presentations (which are recorded) that introduce STEM topics and give your class an opportunity to ask questions about your projects. The first 10-15 minutes features a presentation by CyberGuides and/or eCYBERMISSION staff. The remaining time is available for your class to ask questions. Classroom Live Chats are similar to having a guest speaker visit in your classroom, except the guests are virtual through Zoom. Classroom Live Chats are available for classrooms whose entire class is participating in eCYBERMISSION. If you are interested in a Classroom Live Chat for your class, please have your Team Advisor contact Mission Control at email@example.com. For smaller groups participating, please contact Mission Control at firstname.lastname@example.org.