Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Challenge,
Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Teams to Participate in Underwater Robotics Challege
Local students develop underwater robots and learn how they help to keep our seaports safe at MATE PA ROV Challenge to be held at Villanova University
April 15- Villanova, PA –Thirty teams from NY, PA, NJ, MD, and DC are set to compete in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Challenge’s 8th Annual Student ROV Competition. Remotely Operated Vehicles or ROV’s are tethered underwater robots used to complete tasks in underwater environments. The teams will compete using an ROV they designed and built during the past school year.
MATE’s ROV competition encourages students to learn and apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to complete tasks that simulate real world problems from the ocean workplace. To learn entrepreneurial skills, student teams must form “companies” that produce ROV products to pilot their vehicle to complete tasks such as constructing an underwater “hyperloop” system, sampling sediment for contaminants, and investigating a container that fell from a cargo ship to the seafloor. In addition, teams must prepare technical documentation for their vehicle, make a product presentation to a panel of university and industry judges, and create a marketing display for awards. The top two teams move onto MATE International.
For more information contact: V. Vanessa Morris, Regional Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Challenge website
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