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

Share Your MATE Journey

From an artist to an ocean engineering technician, Juliana Pesavento Chen chose her major on a whim, but MATE helped lead her on the right path. A recent University of Washington graduate, Chen spent those four years heavily involved with the UWROV team, learning and growing while earning a degree in oceanography. Learn how working with the UWROV team and participating in MATE competitions shaped her path into the oceanography field and ultimately a job. Read more about her journey  here.

What's your story? Email your MATE journey to us here.

Shop at AmazonSmile and Support MATE II

Do you do a lot of shopping on Amazon? Now you can take care of your purchases while supporting a good cause and shaping the lives of future leaders. The next time you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a portion of certain product prices to MATE Inspiration for Innovation. Happy shopping  (FYI, you can make Prime purchases on AmazonSmile)

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  MATE Internships Available

The MATE Center is offering At-Sea Technical Internships to qualified students. Interns will work as marine technicians on research vessels associated with the U.S. Coast Guard, University National Oceanographic Laboratory System and the Ocean Exploration Trust. This experience prepares students for the real-world and often leads to employment. The deadline to apply is January 17!

Learn more about At-Sea Internships here.

New Year, New Mission Prop Demonstrations! 

MATE's Competition Coordinator, Jill Zande, and Competition Technical Manager, Matt Gardner, will broadcast LIVE at 1 p.m. PT/4p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 17. They will review the 2018 SCOUT class mission tasks and describe/demonstrate the mission props. Teams will have the opportunity to see the actual mission props and ask questions LIVE so that they are prepared to tackle them on competition day!

Questions about the 2018 MATE International ROV Competition?
Add them to the comments section. Jill and Matt will be answering questions throughout the Facebook LIVE event!

Joining us is easy:
1. Like our Facebook page here
2. Scroll through our page at 1p.m. PT/4p.m. ET to find our LIVE broadcast.
3. Be sure to click the audio icon in the lower right corner of the video player.

Join Jill Zande, chair of the marine education track, Matt Gardner, and four Monterey Peninsula College SeaMATE students as they present at  Underwater Intervention February 6-8, 2018.

New to MATE Underwater Robotics? Getting started is easy! View resources  here .

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