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The National Judging and Educational Event was the culmination of the 2011-12 eCYBERMISSION program year. This year eCYBERMISSION celebrated its10th year of STEM education and innovation. 15,406 students registered for eCYBERMISSION from 503 schools across the nation and, this year, from a U.S. Department of State school in Shanghai, China.

During the NJ&EE week, 16 finalist teams were able to see some of the top technologies created by U.S. Army scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. These hands-on demonstrations ranged from cryogenic freezing to DNA extraction. The student scientists were also able to visit Washington, touring the National World War II Monument, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, a companion center to the National Air and Space Museum.

In addition to preparing their projects and making presentations to the judges for the competition, some finalist teams had the opportunity to participate in a live web-based interview show, "Dr. Kiki"s Science Hour". The show is hosted by Kirsten Sanford known as Dr. Kiki. Sanford also emceed the awards luncheon.