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

ROV Competition

The 16th annual MATE International ROV competition is just around the corner! More than 60 teams from 17 countries are making their final preparations for the event, piloting ROVs through practice courses, running through presentations, and putting the finishing touches on marketing displays for Long Beach.  

Catch the underwater action and more June 23-25 by tuning into the LIVE video stream HERE.

Looking For Summer Projects?

Looking for fun, engaging and educational projects this summer? Trying to find ways to occupy your grade schooler, niece, nephew, grandchildren, or even yourself during the break? Consider adding a SeaMATE ROV kit to your summertime list of activities. After following the step-by-step instructions to build an ROV, set up the Spanish Galleon Mission in your local swimming pool and spend hours searching the depths for the sunken treasure. 

You can find the kits and Spanish Galleon Mission HERE.

Team Screwdrivers Wins the Contest

Congratulations to Team Screwdrivers for winning the contest with over 5,000 votes! This team worked hard to empower a variety of people in advanced technology. Team members used ROVs, made by students for the MATE ROV competition, to conduct workshops, they reached out to specially abled people and educated others on the profound ways of making machines function underwater. Reaching over 12,000 citizens of the Republic this year, Team Screwdrivers is still hard at work!

Get Inspired! Check out all the submissions HERE.

Read How MATE Influenced Bailey DaCosta's Career Pathway

Former MATE competitor Bailey DaCosta is graduating on June 15 from California Institute of Technology ("Caltech") with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. During her last two quarters at Caltech, she received job offers from large tech companies, but her dream was to join a startup largely because of how much she enjoyed building robots with a small team of dedicated engineers through MATE. Her career goal was to work for a company where she could "make things" again.

Read about the startup and the rest of Bailey's story HERE.

Meet Amanda Dostie and Learn About Her MATE Internship Experience

Want to experience the life of a marine technician intern? Start with the MATE summer internship stories of Amanda Dostie, a recent University of Connecticut graduate and MATE intern. Her blog posts share stories about the Gulf of Mexico, pods of swimming dolphins, the importance of packing seasickness medication, experiences of oxygen sensors imploding under pressure, performing transmissometer field calibration tests, and much more! Her three blog posts are worth the read.

Start with Amanda's first post here. Read her second post here and third post here.

Stay connected with your peers and join the MATE Alumni LinkedIn Group.

Check out the MATE Summer Workshops and add yourself to a wait-list.

Post a job or search for a job on the MATE Job Board.

Visit MATE, June 25-29 a t National Marine Educators Association Conference
Charleston, SC. 

Visit MATE (booth 406), September 18-21 at MTS/IEEE Oceans 17 , Anchorage, AK.
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