ROC the MISSION - FREE STEM Event at RIT for 6th-9th Graders!

RIT Kids on Campus is pleased to invite you to… ROC the MISSION

ROC the MISSION is a FREE event to kick off this year’s eCYBERMISSION competition.



eCYBERMISSION ( is a FREE web-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in 6th – 9th grade that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Working in small groups, students use STEM to solve a real  problem in their community and submit a “mission folder” detailing their work. Over 20 thousand students compete each year and are awarded prizes at the state, regional and national levels by grade.

 Connection with pre-collegiate enrichment/support programs:

eCYBERMISSION fits with the pre-collegiate effort. Plug your STEM enrichment work right into the competition framework while taking advantage of the eCYBERMISSION resources and enabling your 6th-9th grade students to be part of something much bigger. I have found that the community focus of eCYBERMISSION makes all the difference in keeping students engaged with the competition. Your students will identify a problem that is important to them. This really motivates students to keep working and follow through. PLUS – eCYBERMISSION winners are awarded savings bonds for use in college (college scholarships!). This is a great way to start that conversation with your youth.

RIT was awarded a strategic outreach grant to specifically promote the eCYBERMISSION competition in our region and especially to target students from groups historically underserved and underrepresented in STEM. The RIT STEP program will be participating in the RIT kick off event, so your students can rest easy that they will not be alone. It is going to be a fun, welcoming, informative experience.

About ROC the MISSION:

BLAST OFF with us on December 7th from noon-3pm at RIT (Louise Slaughter Hall).

  • 12 – 1pm  FUEL UP with lunch, an eCYBERMISSION overview, and STEM lightning talks from RIT scholars.
  • 1 – 2pm    LAUNCH your ideas and solve your community problem with your team.
  • 2 – 3pm LAND and complete your mission with desserts and debriefs.

This is a FREE event for youth in grades 6-9 who have already registered for eCYBERMISSION AND for those who have not (yet!) and may just want to learn more about the competition. Teams are encouraged to attend the event together!  Note that students are required to be chaperoned for the duration of the event. A parent/guardian or designee is required.

Please register by November 25th (deadline extended). Contact Olivia Verschage at with your questions. 


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RIT - Louise Slaughter Hall (SLA/078)
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e-CYBERMISSION kick off flyer.pdf 2.86 MB