Excite Students with Marine Technology!
Learn more about this year's exciting Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition!
2013 Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition
The competition will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Plaza Pool in Alpena, Michigan.
This year’s competition theme is OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEMS
see http://www.interactiveoceans.washington.edu/ to start exploring this topic. The competition mission tasks, rules, and specifications will not be released until late December / early January. They will be made available at http://www.materover.org
The International MATE ROV competition is taking place June 20-22, 2013 at the King County Weyerhaeuser Aquatic Center in Federal Way, WA, USA (see http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/pools.aspx)
Are you interested in learning about Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) technology and its application in ocean and Great Lakes studies?
Want to learn how to build a ROV with students?
Interested in putting together a student team to participate in a Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition? There are three levels of competition available - from basic to advanced.
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 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.
For more information, please contact Sarah.A.Waters@noaa.gov
For details about the annual International MATE ROV Competition and the regional MATE ROV Competition events go to the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center’s web page.
Support this program by volunteering at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
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/projects.asp?ogt=pv&pid=3