Excite Students with Marine Technology!
The Great Lakes are a great place to explore with underwater robots or "ROVs" (Remotely Operated Vehicles).
2014 Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition will take place on Saturday, May 17th, at the Plaza Pool in Alpena, Michigan.
This year’s competition theme is EXPLORING THE GREAT LAKES, see
http://www.marinetech.org/missions-specs--scoring/ to start exploring the general competition mission tasks, rules, and specifications.
Great Lakes-Michigan Regional Specific Changes to the Mission Tasks, Rules, and Specifications can be found at the Marinetech REGIONAL webpage here: http://www.michigan.marinetech2.org
Winners of this year's Great Lakes Regional Ranger Class competition may move on to compete at the 2014 International MATE ROV Competition, this year to be held June 26-28 at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan.
Building ROVs with students is a great way to introduce marine technology career paths. Are you an educator
interested in putting together a student team to participate in a Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition? Any elementary school, middle school, junior high, high school, home school, community college, or university teams of three or more with at least one adult mentor\coach may be eligible to compete in our regional event. After school clubs such as scouts or 4-H are welcome, as well as teams made up of students from more than one school.
Check our calendar for upcoming ROV program opportunities at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, or go to: http://www.michigan.marinetech2.org/calendar for a list of upcoming student or teacher ROV workships in Michigan.
For more information about starting a team, please contact Sarah.A.Waters@noaa.gov
Watch archived live broadcast from the 2012 Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition
What ELSE can I do with my robot? How about exploring your local watershed? See what students in northeast Michigan are up to with their robots here: http://nemiglsi.org