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

Introducing MATE II

The MATE Center is proud to introduce the new MATE Inspiration for Innovation (a.k.a. MATE II). This nonprofit corporation aligns its mission with that of the MATE Center to inspire and challenge students to learn and creatively apply technology, math, art, science, and engineering to solve real world issues.  

Interested in joining the organizations that contribute to MATE II to support of the MATE ROV competition?  Click HERE .

Share How You Use Student-built ROV's, Win Prizes

We hear many stories about how student-built ROVs are being used outside of competition and want to gather and share the many innovative ways. Click the link below and submit a picture and brief description of how you use your ROV. Share your submission link to garner votes. Prizes will be awarded to submissions with the most votes on June 1st!

Enter the contest HERE.

Applications for Summer Internships now being accepted until March 15. 

Interested in working in a marine technical career? MATE has At-Sea Technical internships available this summer to college students studying technical programs. Interns will earn a $500/week stipend with travel and lodging expenses covered. 

For more information, visit HERE.

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

Teachers - get a little wet this summer while also learning useful tools through MATE Center workshops. Topics include diving into underwater sensors and Arduino as well as underwater robotics and engineering design. 

For more information about this or other one- to two-day ROV workshops or to fill out an application, visit HERE.


The RANGER and NAVIGATOR Sensor Kit can help companies practice Task 4: Safety: Risk Mitigation. This kit has the printed circuit board and all of the components needed to detect the contents of Task 4's cargo containers. 

Check out the SeaMATE RANGER and NAVIGATOR Sensor Kit at the SeaMATE store HERE.

Successful MATE Alumnus Giving Back to Region Competition

Eduardo Moreno first competed in MATE as a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona then again as a student at Arizona State University. He ultimately earned a Master's degree from Stanford University and started his own company, SeaDrone. Moreno is giving back to MATE this year by volunteering at the MATE Monterey Bay regionals.

Visit the MATE Team at the Following Conferences:

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

NSTA , Los Angeles, March 30 - April 2, 2017

NMEA Share-a-thon, March 30, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

MATE Presentation, Los Angeles Convention Center, 151, April 1, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Science in the Community Session: Using Informal Science Experiences to Explore Environmental Issues

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