Welcome to the MATE 2015 Season

***THE MONTEREY BAY REGIONAL ROV CONTEST WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 9TH AT APTOS HIGH SCHOOL.*** 

 

2015 MATE COMPETITION:  SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE ARCTIC MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 23 regional contests that take place across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. 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.

The 2015 MATE International ROV competition will take place June 25-27 at Memorial Universtity and the Institute for Ocean Technology in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CANADA.



MATE COMPETITION AND STEM EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM
UNDERWATER DREAMS

Congratulations to Carl Hayden High School and Mary Mazzio on their Underwater Dreams documentary! Carl Hayden was the EXPLORER class winner in 2004, when the ROV competition was just two years old. We're happy to see Lorenzo, Oscar, Cristian and Luis (and their robot Stinky) getting recognized by NPR, MSNBC, the Colbert Report and more. We continue to wish them the best and we are excited to see how the documentary is raising awareness about the importance of STEM education and making sure that it's accessible to ALL students. We thank them for calling attention to this and for highlighting the MATE ROV Competition!

 

2014 Monterey Bay regional winners

The 14th annual MATE Monterey Bay regional ROV contest took place on Saturday, May 3, at Aptos High School. 

Nearly 60 teams from area schools participated in the RANGER, NAVIGATOR, and SCOUT competition classes.  More than 100 volunteers supported the event as judges, divers, and technical support. 

Great job to all of the participating teams - and congratulations to all of the winners! 

 

 

 

13th Annual Monterey Bay Regional ROV Contest - RESULTS!

The Monterey Bay Regional ROV Contest took place on Saturday, April 20th at Aptos High School.  It was a beautiful day - and a wonderful venue - and, while they may not feel this way, just by being there the all of the teams had success!

However, several emerged as the winners - visit the links below to see which teams they were!  You can also find the final scores posted here

- RANGER class award winners

- SCOUT class award winners

Photos from the event are posted here and here.  Check them out!