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Excite Students with Marine Technology!

2015 Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition was held on Saturday, May 16th, at Alpena High School & the Alpena County Plaza Pool.  Congratulations to all of the participating student teams and a big thank you to all of the coaches, parents, and volunteers that helped make the event a success!

For all the competition details head over to the REGIONAL competition webpage here:

Building ROVs with students is a great way to introduce marine technology career paths to students. Are you an educator interested in putting together a student team to participate in this regional competition?  Check our calendar for upcoming ROV program opportunities at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, or go to: for a list of upcoming student or teacher ROV workshops.

Already planning a visit to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena?  Consider adding an “ROV-in-a-Bag” program to your visit!

For more information please contact 

What ELSE can I do with my robot?  How about exploring your local watershed?  See what some students in northeast Michigan are up to with their robots here:


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