CANCELED MATE Regional ROV Competition
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Public welcome to observe the annual student underwater robotics competition for students. Winners of this regional event in Alpena may go on to compete internationally, for more information see: https://materovcompetition.org/
The MATE ROV Competition uses remotely operated vehicles (a.k.a. underwater robots) to inspire and challenge students to learn and creatively apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to solve real-world problems and strengthen their critical thinking, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
The MATE ROV Competition challenges students in grades 4-16 from across the U.S. and around the world to engineer ROVs to complete a set of mission tasks based on real-world, workplace scenarios. The competition emphasizes and inspires a mindset of entrepreneurship and innovation by requiring students to transform their teams into “start-up” companies that respond to an RFP. In addition to their robots, the student teams also prepare technical reports, create a marketing (poster) display, and deliver engineering presentations.
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
500 West Fletcher Street
Alpena, Michigan 49707