Welcome to the MATE Shedd Midwest Regional Competition Website
2016 MATE COMPETITION
From the Gulf of Mexico to Jupiter's Moon Europa: ROVs Exploring Inner and Outer Space
The primary mission of the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center is to provide the marine technical workforce with appropriately educated workers and to use marine technology to create interest in and improve STEM education.
MATE Competition Philosophy
The MATE ROV competition is about student learning. It is designed to be an event that challenges students to apply the physics, math, electronics, and engineering skills they are learning in the classroom to solving problems from the marine workplace. Mentors (teachers, parents, working professionals) are expected to limit their input to educational and inspirational roles and encouraged to focus on the benefits of the learning process and not simply on “winning” the competition.
Submitted by Regional Coordinator on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 14:03
Competition day for all classes: Saturday, April 30th, North Eastern Illinois University Physical Education Complex at 5500 North St. Louis Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Please note that all teams and spectators are only allowed use of the pool and gym areas. All other areas of the Physical Education Complex are off-limits.
MULTIPLE VEHICLES ARE NOT PERMITTED. Companies are required to design and build ONE ROV that can complete the necessary product demonstration tasks.
Only ONE registration per school or organization
Registration will open on January 25th, 2016.
Registration will close on April 1st, 2016 or when all competition spots are full.
General Competition Information:
All company members and their supporters are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and responsible manner during the competition. Disrespectful behavior towards the judges, officials, pool staff, audience, or other teams will lead to penalty points or disqualification.
Lunch will be provided for company members (i.e. students) and up to two mentors per company. Lunch tickets will be disseminated at registration.
Submitted by T. Sinclair - Admin on Sat, 10/31/2015 - 15:02
2016 MATE COMPETITION
FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO TO JUPITER'S MOON EUROPA: ROVs EXPLORING INNER AND OUTER SPACE
MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 28 (and growing!) regional contests that take place across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Egypt, Russia, and Turkey. 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.