FINAL RESULTS FROM THE 14th Annual International Compettion!Photos from the event courtesy of Scott Bentley, VideoRay
Photos from the event courtesy of Doug White, University of Delaware
More photos will be posted soon to the MATE Flickr page!
The 2014 international competition video is here!
Small Town, Big Heart - Video from the 2014 international competition
A network of 20+ regional contests will feed into the international event.Click here to find the MATE regional event near you!
MATE competition philosophy
The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for technical careers. Working in partnership with the Marine Technology Society ROV Committee, MATE created the ROV competition as a way to:
- Engage students in STEM and expose them to science and technology careers
- Encourage students to develop and apply technical, teamwork, and problem solving skills
- Provide funds, materials, and technical expertise to support student learning provide industry with skilled individuals who can fill workforce needs
The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as “entrepreneurs” and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges.
Other MATE underwater robotics educational products include:
- Underwater Robotics: Science, Design and Fabrication
- Knowledge and Skill Guidelines for prospective ROV professionals
- Curriculum and videos
- Workshops for teachers and students
- Internships for college students
- All levels of DIY Kits and free open source plans
- Microcontrollers for thrusters and sensors
- And much more!