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Mid-Atlantic Regional Underwater Robotics Competition
April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nauticus will host the Annual MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional Underwater Robotics Competition from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,
April 22 at the Old Dominion University Recreation and Wellness Center. Teams of local elementary, middle school, high school, home school, and
community college students from Virginia, North Carolina and Delaware will complete “underwater missions” highlighting the role of
Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in securing the health and safety of today’s seaports. The event is free and open to the public.
This year participating students will apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills in order to complete ROV missions simulating real world problems at seaports. Students are also required to create a marketing display. Local marine technology professionals serve as judges for the competition.
The winning teams will earn the opportunity to compete in MATE’s 17th annual international ROV competition June 23-25 in Long Beach, California.
This year’s participants include:
• Academy for Discovery at Lakewood
• Boy Scout Troops #419 and 481
• Cape Henlopen High School
• Cape Henry Collegiate School
• Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School
• Christ the King School
• Granby High School
• First Flight High School
• First Flight Middle School
• Innovator Robotics
• Norview Middle School
• Ruffner Academy
• Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Event sponsors include MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education), Marine Technology Society- Hampton Roads Chapter, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Naval Civilian Managers Association, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk Technical Center, and Interstate Batteries-Norfolk.