Welcome to the MATE Oregon Regional Competition Website
2016 MATE COMPETITION
From the Gulf of Mexico to Jupiter's Moon Europa: ROVs Exploring Inner and Outer Space
The primary mission of the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center is to provide the marine technical workforce with appropriately educated workers and to use marine technology to create interest in and improve STEM education.
MATE Competition Philosophy
The MATE ROV competition is about student learning. It is designed to be an event that challenges students to apply the physics, math, electronics, and engineering skills they are learning in the classroom to solving problems from the marine workplace. Mentors (teachers, parents, working professionals) are expected to limit their input to educational and inspirational roles and encouraged to focus on the benefits of the learning process and not simply on “winning” the competition.
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.