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Welcome to the MATE Great Lakes Regional Competition Website


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Welcome to the MATE 2017 Season


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MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 28 (and growing!) regional contests that take place across the United States and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, and Bermuda. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate.

The 2017 MATE International ROV competition will take place Friday, June 23rd - Sunday, June 25th at Long Beach City College.


2017 Regional Competition Announced!

The 2017 regional competition will be held on April 22, 2017 at AHS and Plaza Pool

Product Demonstration Video Walkthroughs Are Now Live!

Video Walkthroughs for each class mission are now live and available for viewing!

To view the walkthroughs, simply follow the links below to the YouTube playlists for each class.

Scout Mission

Navigator Mission

Ranger Mission

2016 Great Lakes Regional Product Demonstration Layouts

Images showcasing the layout of the Alpena Plaza Pool and each class mission are now available for viewing! please check out the images below:

Image 1: Pool Layout Blueprint

Image 2: Scout Mission Layout

Image 3: Navigator Mission Layout

Image 4: Ranger Mission Layout

News & Events

The 2016 MATE Great Lakes regional ROV competition took place on Saturday, May 21 at Alpena High School and Plaza Pool!

Congratulations to Ranger class 1st place winners Underwater Reasearch Robot Company (UR2)!

This team will represent the Great Lakes regional at the 2016 MATE international ROV competition taking place June 23-25 at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, TX. See the links below for more winners and the final, master score sheets


Ranger Overall Final Scores


Navigator Overall Final Scores


Scout Overall Final Scores