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MATE ROV Competition


photo by Jesuit Robotics

An international competition for elementary through college level students to design and build underwater remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace. This year’s competition theme highlights the role that ROVs play in exploring and documenting shipwrecks, studying sinkholes, and conserving national maritime heritage sites. Regardless of the theme, the competition consists of underwater mission tasks, technical reports, engineering presentations and poster displays. 

The 13th annual MATE international competition will take place June 26-28, 2014 at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, MI, USA. The competition connects students and educators with employers and working professionals. Working professionals have the opportunity to act as team mentors, students can explore potential careers, and employers are able to evaluate students as potential employees.

Project owners + coordinators:
Jill Zande, competition coordinator

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