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*COVID-19 UPDATE: As the COVID-19 public health crisis unfolds, the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and our partners continue to make difficult decisions. The health and safety of each individual involved in our programs is our top priority, which is why we have made the choice to hold eCYBERMISSION’s National Judging & Educational Event (NJ&EE) exclusively online in June.

eCYBERMISSION, AEOP’s web-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine encourages students to explore how STEM works in their world, while working as a team to solve problems in their community. Though teams traditionally compete virtually in state and regional competitions and in-person at NJ&EE, to help work toward solving a problem in our global community this culminating event is being shifted online, in adherence to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Though we continue to refine details for moving to a fully virtual program, we are confident that NJ&EE will remain a valuable experience. We look forward to this event and are eager to learn how our student participants recognize and solve real-life problems through science and engineering.

Though this ongoing crisis changes our day-to-day lives, with preparation, preventative measures and adherence to national and state public health authority recommendations and protocols, we can work together to keep our community safe. For any questions regarding this guidance, please contact Alphonsus Baggett at

eCYBERMISSION is a free, web-based STEM competition for students in grades six through nine that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Students compete for State, Regional and National Awards.

You'll Get To...

  • develop ideas that address problems facing your community
  • interact with scientists and engineers who currently work in robotics, technology, forces and motion, environment, food and nutrition, national security and safety, and alternative sources of energy
  • gain valuable team building experience
  • see the real-life application of STEM as you bring your ideas to life
  • earn state, regional, and national awards


  • Rising 6th through 9th grade students are eligible

More Information

eCYBERMISSION is free to enter.

Information for Volunteers

eCYBERMISSION is always looking for volunteers. Volunteers serve as Team Advisors, Ambassadors, CyberGuides and Virtual Judges. Register here to access the full list of opportunities to volunteer.

Important Dates

August 5, 2019
Student & Team Advisor registration opens
Ambassador registration opens
CyberGuide registration opens
Virtual Judge registration opens

November 20, 2019
Early registration ends (deadline to receive free STEM kit)

December 18, 2019
Student & Team Advisor registration ends

February 26, 2020
CyberGuides' last day online
Virtual Judge registration ends
CyberGuide registration ends
Final day to submit Mission Folders

March 11 – 25, 2020
Virtual judging

March 31, 2020
Potential State Winners and Regional Finalists contacted for validation

April 8, 2020 11:59 PM ET
Potential winners’ validation forms due

April 15 - 23, 2020
Equipment testing for Regional Judging video conference

April 27 - May 1, 2020
Regional judging

Early May 2020
State Winners, Regional Finalists, and National Finalists Announced

June 14 - 19, 2020
National Judging & Educational Event

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us or call 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237). We'd love to hear from you!

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