Welcome to the MATE 2015 Season


MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 23 regional contests that take place across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of four different classes that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

The 2015 MATE International ROV competition will take place June 25-27 at Memorial Universtity and the Institute for Ocean Technology in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CANADA.


Congratulations to Carl Hayden High School and Mary Mazzio on their Underwater Dreams documentary! Carl Hayden was the EXPLORER class winner in 2004, when the ROV competition was just two years old. We're happy to see Lorenzo, Oscar, Cristian and Luis (and their robot Stinky) getting recognized by NPR, MSNBC, the Colbert Report and more. We continue to wish them the best and we are excited to see how the documentary is raising awareness about the importance of STEM education and making sure that it's accessible to ALL students. We thank them for calling attention to this and for highlighting the MATE ROV Competition!

New England Regional Date and Venue - May 3, UMass-Dartmouth

This year's New England Regional Competition has been scheduled for Saturday May 3 at The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.  Stay tuned for more details, please feel free to email any questions.  I look forward to seeing everyone in May.  -Chris   

2013 New England Competition Results

Here are the results of the competition held last Saturday.


1st Overall - Greater New Bedford Voc Tech - Mariner Engineering (moves on to compete at the International Competition)

2nd Overall - New Bedford High School

3rd Overall - Blue Hills Regional Technical School


1st Report - New Bedford High School

1st Poster - New Bedford High School

1st Engineering - Greater New Bedford Voc Tech - Mariner Engineering

1st Mission(tie) - Greater New Bedford Voc Tech - Mariner Engineering/Blue Hills Regional Technical School


Guts & Glory - New Bedford High School

Team Spirit - Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

Judges Special - Greater New Bedford Voc Tech - Bearer of the Sea

Sharkpedo - Blue Hills Regional Technical School

Safety - New Bedford High School

Bang for the Buck - Falmouth High School


Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all the teams who competed!