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Welcome to the MATE Great Lakes Regional Competition Website

2016 MATE COMPETITION

From the Gulf of Mexico to Jupiter's Moon Europa:
ROVs Exploring Inner and Outer Space

2015 SCOUT Class winners: 

Ice Breakers Research Company

2015 NAVIGATOR Class winners: 

Malow Jr. High

2015 RANGER Class winners: 

Underwater Research Robotics

Welcome to the MATE 2016 Season

2016 MATE COMPETITION

FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO TO JUPITER'S MOON EUROPA: ROVs EXPLORING INNER AND OUTER SPACE

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, Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Egypt, Russia, and Turkey. 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 competition consists of four different classes that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

The 2016 MATE International ROV competition will take place June 23-25 at NASA's Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas

 

*** RESCHEDULED *** ROV Workshop - Feb 27

See the flyer below for the upcoming ROV workshop for teachers and informal educators (4H leaders, parent mentors, etc.) February 27, 2016, at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary visitor center in Alpena, Michigan.

News & Events

The 2016 MATE Great Lakes regional ROV competition will take place on Saturday, May 21 at Alpena High School and Alpena County Plaza Pool.

Registration is now open. ** Note: the registration link can also be found as a sub-menu item under the "2016 Challenge" menu header at the top of the webpage.

Keep up to date with regional ROV news! Stay up to date by visiting our calendar.