The U.S. Army announced April 27 that 60 student teams will advance in the 13th annual eCYBERMISSION competition – one of several science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives offered by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). The contest is sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
“The U.S. Army is excited and pleased with the hard work presented by the regional finalist teams,” eCYBERMISSION Program Manager Louie R. Lopez said. “This was no easy challenge to take on and all of the teams’ projects this year have set the bar high for future eCYBERMISSION competitions.”
“Each year, we are awed by the ingenuity and passion students bring to the competition,” NSTA President Dr. Juliana Texley said. “These extraordinary students are tackling real issues and developing solutions that could benefit their local communities and the world around them. We join the U.S. Army in congratulating the regional finalists on their inspiring work and commend all the team advisors for encouraging and supporting their students while helping to expand their knowledge and vision.”
eCYBERMISSION, a web-based STEM competition, is designed to help build students’ interest and knowledge in STEM. Students in grades six through nine are challenged with developing a solution to a real-world problem in their local community.
In the next round of the STEM competition, a panel of virtual judges will take the top score from regional finalist teams in each grade in each of the five regions to advance as one of 20 regional winners.