2014 MATE TEXAS REGIONAL ROV CONTEST - Sonny Carter Training Facility (NASA)

Saturday April 26, 2014

Teams wil compete with other teams from around the world, with winning teams selected to participate in the ANNUAL competition in June.

The event will be hosted at the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL).   It will be held on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 8:00 am, concluding at around 4:30pm. Scout and Ranger class vehicles will be included in the competition.  Explorer teams in the region will not compete, but should come to the competition and to demonstrate their vehicles.

More information at http://www.technologydude.com

The 13th annual MATE international competition will take place June 26-28, 2014 at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, MI, USA. 

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What is the MATE ROV Competition?

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center coordinates an international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition and a network of 21 regional ROV contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, and Japan.

Student teams from upper elementary, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate.

The competitions consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.In addition to technical skills, the events help students to develop the ability to problem solve, think critically, and work as part of a team.

By connecting students with employers and professionals from the workplace, the competitions also expose students to ocean-related career opportunities and help them to see the pathways to those careers.Please investigate the "Compete" menu above for more information.