Micro-grants Available for eCybermission Teams
Micro-grants sponsored by Battelle through the Army Educational Outreach Program are available for SWENexter participants in eCYBERMISSION.
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Teams of three or four students and one adult team advisor will propose a solution to a real problem in your community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards. Registration deadline for the 2018 eCYBERMISSION competition is December 13th, 2017.
Active SWE members and Educator members are able to apply for micro-grants of $50 per student enrolled in the 2018 eCYBERMISSION program. There is a minimum grant award of $150 and up to $25,000 will be awarded. Priority is given to teams that contain students that identify as female, are from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM, and/or are from low-income backgrounds.
- To register as an eCYBERMISSION Team Advisor, visit this website (deadline 12/13).
- To register as a student participant, visit this website (deadline 12/13).
- To register as a SWE member or Educator member, visit SWE’s website.
Awarded applicants are encouraged to promote SWENext membership to their team. SWENext is free for K-12 students. To become a SWENext Member, visit this website: swenext.swe.org
Participation in the eCYBERMISSION program is free; awarded funds are to be used for supplies and related costs for students to complete the eCYBERMISSION 2018 challenge. This is an exclusive opportunity for SWENexters sponsored by Battelle through the Army Educational Outreach Program.
I’m a SWENexter; How do I start an eCYBERMISSION Team?
To start an eCYBERMISSION Team, you and your friends need to find an adult to serve as your Team Advisor:
- Find your local SWE section to contact adult SWE members near you.
- Ask your teacher to become a SWE K-12 Educator member. A limited number of free memberships are available to full-time K-12 educators! Tell your teacher to use the code 17FYAEOP.
When you contact potential Team Advisors, tell them what they can expect.
The primary role of the Team Advisor is to provide student teams with assistance. Specifically, the Team Advisor is expected to:
- Self-register on the site
- Assist teams, if necessary, in choosing a Mission Challenge
- Monitor team activity on the Discussion Forums and Team Talk
- Monitor student safety at all times
- Review the team’s Mission Folder submission
- Submit the Team Mission Folder
To help you better understand your role as a Team Advisor check out the Team Advisor’s User Guide.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.