A Glimpse Into the Life of an eCYBERMISSION Team Advisor

Posted on February 22, 2021

Heading into our 19th annual eCYBERMISSION competition year, we are reflecting on all the people we have had the pleasure of working with over the years. From teachers to students to school officials, each person holds a special place in our hearts over here at Mission Control. Over the years we have had many repeat […] See More


The Key to Competition? Collaboration.

Posted on February 8, 2021

Middle school is a period marked by rapid cognitive development and identity formation, both of which demand peer interaction and intellectual discovery. When the pandemic upended in-person learning last March, students lost many channels for collaboration, as education quickly went online. See More


AEOP Introduces Graduate and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Posted on January 27, 2021

Our AEOP Apprenticeships are expanding! Starting this year,* AEOP will now offer fellowship opportunities for STEM graduate students, recent STEM master’s graduates as well as individuals who have recently completed their Ph.D. in STEM. These opportunities will fall under the new AEOP Apprenticeships and Fellowships program. As an AEOP Fellow, you will have the unique […] See More


Year in Review: AEOP Met 2020 with Creativity and Innovation

Posted on December 28, 2020

As each year comes to an end, we reflect on the hard work, ingenuity and achievement that came from the AEOP community. This year brought a unique set of challenges that AEOP met with creativity and innovation. Our dedicated educators, mentors and students continued to impress us in 2020 with all that they were able […] See More


eCYBERMISSION Student Selected as First-Ever Time Kid of the Year

Posted on December 23, 2020

Congratulations to Gitanjali Rao, 15 from Lone Tree, Colorado on being named the first-ever “Kid of the Year” by Time magazine. Gitanjali is a sophomore at STEM School Highlands Ranch, outside of Denver, and was selected from more than 5,000 nominees in a very competitive process that sought to find the most influential young people […] See More


AEOP Teams Up with Scholastic to Expand, Diversify eCYBERMISSION Participation

Posted on November 4, 2020

In the current school year, classrooms across the country are incorporating some form of virtual learning. Teachers are facing a heightened need for ways to actively engage students in STEM virtually. To meet this need, AEOP and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) have teamed up with Scholastic to increase eCYBERMISSION participation. See More

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    The eCYBERMISSION Mini-Grant is intended to support teachers/program leaders as they implement eCYBERMISSION with their teams. Educators (formal and informal) of students in grades 6-9 are encouraged to apply. Special consideration is given to Title 1 schools and to those with underserved/ under-represented populations.