Event Details

Northern Gulf Coast Regional ROV Competition

April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Northern Gulf Coast regional ROV competition is taking place at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace. The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, and advanced complements the education pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills – and the application of those skills – as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks.

The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as “entrepreneurs” and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges.

Other MATE underwater robotics educational products include:

Underwater Robotics: Science, Design and Fabrication
Knowledge and Skill Guidelines for prospective ROV professionals
Curriculum and videos
Workshops for teachers and students
Internships for college students
All levels of DIY Kits and free open source plans
Microcontrollers for thrusters and sensors
And much more!

If you have not already read the registration instructions, please click here before proceeding. Contact Rachel Gamble, the Northern Gulf Coast regional coordinator, if you have any questions or concerns.