The Marine Advanced Technology Education ( MATE ) Center 
was established with funding from the National Science Foundation in 1997. MATE is an international network of community colleges, secondary schools, universities, research institutions, professional societies, marine industries, and professionals. MATE's mission is to use marine technology to inspire and challenge students to learn and creatively apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to solving real-world problems in a way that strengthens critical thinking, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and innovation

2 017 Competition Highlights Port Cities of the Future: 
Commerce, Entertainment, Health, and Safety
The 16th annual MATE international competition will take place June 23-25, 2017 at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, with 28 regional events taking place across the U.S. and around the world.  This year's theme focuses on how ROVs are used to support port security, health, commerce, and tourism - now and into the future! 
To learn more, go HERE.

Applications for Internships
Applications for the MATE/UNOLS 6-month At-Sea Internship are now being accepted! This internship is open to college students in technical programs who are interested in working in a marine technical career within the next year.  Interns will be paid a stipend of $500/week and will have all travel and lodging expenses covered.  This Internship starts in April 2017.  Applications are due January 6th, 2017 at 3 pm PST.
For more information about the program and to apply, please read the instructions and fill out the application form on our website HERE.

Applications for the Summer At-Sea Internships will be posted  in  February and due in March.  

Eric Stackpole, Co-Founder, OpenROV
At MATE, we're not only proud of how far students have come - we're exceptionally proud of where they go!  Former MATE competitor Eric Stackpole co-founded OpenROV and is currently working on Trident - An Underwater Drone for EveryoneRead more about Eric and OpenROV HERE.

We encourage other former competitors to share their journey  with the  MATE community!  
E-mail your story to us HERE.

Look for our 2017 Teacher Workshops in the 
January newsletter!

Come Visit the MATE Team at the Following Conferences:
Oceanology International North America , San Diego, February 14-16, 2017

Underwater Interventions, New Orleans, February 21 -23, 2017

ITEEA, Dallas, March 16-18, 2017

MTS/IEEE Oceans 17 , Anchorage, September 18-21, 2017
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.