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 working 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

Applications for Summer Internships

Applications for the MATE/UNOLS At-Sea Summer Internships are available starting February 15! This internship is open to college students interested in working in a marine technical career. Interns will be paid a $500 weekly stipend with all travel and lodging expenses covered. 

For more information about the program and to apply, visit HERE.

Project-Based Engineering Design, Underwater Robotics, Arduino, and Underwater Sensors

Teachers, enhance your knowledge and get ahead. Check out this list of summer workshops offered by the MATE Center.  Financial resources and curriculum products also are listed. Applications are now being accepted HERE .

One- to two- day ROV workshops around the U.S. and world also are available HERE.

SCOUT Demonstration

Did you miss the SCOUT demonstration? Check out the video to get answers to such questions as, "Are you allowed to paint the robot?", "How many crew members can control the robot?" and "Can we attach a GoPro?".

Stay tuned: NAVIGATOR Demonstration will be posted on YouTube and Vimeo soon. 

Mark your calendar:
RANGER Facebook LIVE: Friday, February 17, 1p.m. PST/3 p.m. CT
* EXPLORER Facebook LIVE: Thursday, March 2, noon PST/2 p.m. CT

Registration for the 2017 MATE competition season is now open! For registration fees and to register a team, visit  HERE .

SeaMATE 2017 Sensor Kit

For the 2017 competition, the MATE Center poised a new and exciting challenge to SCOUT class teams!  They had to build a magnetic reed switch sensor to simulate RFID tags on cargo containers lost in the ocean.  Create your own with the SeaMATE 2017 Sensor Kit. 

For more information, visit HERE.

Stockbridge High Robotics Students Build ROV and Explore Lake Michigan Shipwreck

A children's book inspired a group of  high school students to jump into Lake Michigan. But they jumped with a plan. The crew explored the Rouse Simmons Shipwreck from 1912, six miles off the coast of Wisconsin, using their underwater ROV. 

Read about their experience HERE.

Aptos High School Reunion 

Their lives are spread across the country with different majors and career goals, but the 14 students from the 2013 Aptos High School International winning team reconnected over the holidays. They recounted their experiences and appreciation of participating in the MATE competition and ROV teams. 

Find out where they are now HERE.

Visit the MATE Team at the Following Conferences:

Oceanology International North America , San Diego, February 14-16, 2017 
Underwater Intervention , New Orleans, February 21-23, 2017
Visit us at booth #319

ITEEA, Dallas, March 16-18, 2017
Visit us at booth #209

MTS/IEEE Oceans 17 , Anchorage, September 18-21, 2017
Visit us at booth #406
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