For Immediate Release — June 15, 2018 | Americas
Jade Fulce: Public Affairs Officer | (571) 372-0604
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — June 15, 2018 — Ramey Unit School will be competing in the in 2018 eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event in Washington D.C. June 17- 22. The event is sponsored by U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
The annual eCYBERMISSION competition is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition free to students in grades six through nine that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM.
Students are challenged to work in teams of three to four to identify a problem in their community and use scientific practices or the engineering design process to develop a solution.
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA's membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.
Student prizes for each grade level are awarded at the national levels. First-place national winners receive $5,000 U.S. Savings Bonds per student. For more information about the eCYBERMISSION competition, go to follow this link.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.