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Welcome to eCYBERMISSION! eCYBERMISSION is a free, virtual STEM competition for students in grades 6-9. Students form teams of 2-4, led by an adult Team Advisor, and select a community problem to investigate with science or solve with engineering.

What is a Team Advisor?

Team Advisors support students throughout the eCYBERMISSION competition. Team Advisors may be teachers, program leaders, parents, or anyone else, and there is no limit to how many teams a Team Advisor may have.

How to Get Started

Step 1: Complete Registration

  1. Complete your Team Advisor registration
  2. Divide your 6th-9th graders into teams of 2-4 students
  3. Assist your students with their student registration
  4. Log into your Team Advisor account, create and place students on teams

Step 2: Select a Community Problem

eCYBERMISSION projects are based on a community problem. Inspiration may be found in:

  • Your local news
  • Students’ everyday lives and the topics they are interested in
  • The Student Help Center

Step 3: Address the Problem with Science or Engineering

After selecting a problem, teams must decide if they will investigate it using scientific inquiry or attempt to solve it using engineering design. Projects, called Mission Folders, are then completed and submitted online.

  • Visit the Scientific Inquiry info page to read the Scientific Inquiry Mission Folder questions and access both the judging rubric and suggested project timelines
  • Visit the Engineering Design info page to read the Engineering Design Mission Folder questions and access both the judging rubric and suggested project timelines

Additional Resources


CyberGuides are STEM professionals who act as mentors for students and Team Advisors throughout the eCYBERMISSION competition. Connect with CyberGuides through CyberGuide Live Chats, Classroom Live Chats, and our online Message Board.

Team Advisor Help Center

Access free teaching resources like lesson plans, activity sheets, and videos in our Team Advisor Help Center. Plus, review the Mission Folder questions, judging rubrics, and suggested project timelines to help your students make their projects the best they can be.

Mini-Grant Program

The eCYBERMISSION Mini-Grant provides funding to teachers and schools who implement eCYBERMISSION into the classroom. Mini-Grants come in two payments. The first payment goes to the school to help cover the cost of project supplies, and the second payment goes to the Team Advisor as a professional stipend.

Student Help Center

Students get project inspiration, help with science or engineering concepts, and review Mission Folder examples in our Student Help Center.