Welcome to the MATE 2014 Season

2014 Texas Regional Competition Winners

Congratulations to ALL of the teams who competed at the NBL on April 26!

SCOUT
Team # Team Name Round 1 Round 2 Engineering
Eval
Total
Score
8 Holy Trinity CS #2 105 105 38.5 143.5
4 Holy Trinity CS #1 70 90 48.5 138.5
6 HSC Robotics 70 70 47.5 117.5
7 Perseus 55   35.5 90.5
1 San Jac Aquanauts 5 40 40.5 80.5
3 St Francis Project Nemo 20 30 42.5 72.5
2 St Francis Sea Biscuit 10 10 37.5 47.5
5 SANK Robotics 10 10 22 32

 

RANGER
Team # Team Name Round 1 Round 2 Engineering
Eval
Tech
Report
Total
Score
1 CC Moody Innovation Acad #1 45 65 81.5 39 185.5
7 Nimitz Renegators 17 70 79.5 33.5 183
5 Waltrip Rambots 60 35 70 50 180
10 McArthur Poseiden 30 55 76.5 44.5 176
11 Cy Springs 27 50 67 49.5 166.5
6 McArthur Leviathon 50 20 54 51.5 155.5
9 Taylor HS Mars 0 0 89.5 47.5 137
13 Aldine Trident 25 55 69 0 124
3 Krueger Falcons 1 45 48 16 109
12 Aldine Little Mermaid 40 50 54.5 0 104.5
2 CC Moody Innovation Acad #2 28 11 63 12.5 103.5
8 Harmony Mohawk 25 20 50 27.5 102.5
4 Stallion Robotics         0

 

 

2014 MATE COMPETITION:  EXPLORING THE GREAT LAKES

MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in 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 MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and "sell" their ROV or the services their business provides. 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. By connecting students with employers and professionals from the workplace, the competitions also expose students to ocean-related career opportunities and help them to see the pathways to those careers.

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.

The 2014 MATE International ROV competition focuses on exploring shipwrecks, sinkholes and conservation in the Great Lakes.  The competition will take place June 26-28 at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan, USA.

Click here for the 2014 competition missions

Contact the Regional Coordinator for more information about the 2014 Season

For videos from the 2012 event, click here.