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Teacher Workshop at Kennesaw State University

Building underwater robots is a fun and engaging way to teach science, technology, applied math, engineering, and even entreprenurial skills to students of all ages. This project-based learning activity introduces ocean exploration through the application of technology. 

Welcome to the MATE 2019 Season

MATE Gray's Reef - Southeast Regional ROV Competition

Chatham County Aquatic Center
May 10th & 11th, 2019
MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 36 (and growing!) regional contests that take place across the United States and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Egypt, China, Russia, Turkey, and Bermuda. 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.

2019 MATE International ROV Competition
Thursday, June 20th - Saturday, June 22nd 
Kingsport Aquatic Center in Kingsport, Tennesse, USA.


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Congratulations Southeast Teams!

Gray's Reef Southeast MATE ROV Competition
Final Placement

Congratulations to all our competitors this weekend for performing couragiously under pressure! You continue to impress us all!

We wish the best of luck to North Paulding Robotics who will move up and compete as representative of the southeast region for the RANGER class at the MATE International ROV Championship in Tennessee!
RANGER class
Georgia Southern University - Poseidon Industries Place = 5          
Georgia Southern University - Think Tank Place = 3          
North Paulding JR High School - Team Aurora Place = 2          
North Paulding High School - North Paulding Robotics Place = 1          
Central Education Center - CEC Underwater Preservation Place = 4          
NAVIGATOR class            
Carrollton JR High School - Carrollton Oceaneers Place = 6          
Carrollton JR High School - Carrollton Aquatics Place = 4          
Sammy McClure Middle School - Coral Crawlers Place = 1          
Sammy McClure Middle School - Mechanical Makos Place = 2          
The STEM Academy @ Bartlett - S.U.R.F. ROV Place = 3          
Georgia Southern University - Eagle Cruise Place = 5          
SCOUT class            
Carrollton Middle School - Team Black Place = 4          
Carrollton Middle School - Team Gold Place = 3          
Sammy McClure Middle School - Poseidon Tech Place = 1          
Sammy McClure Middle School - Oceanics Place = 2          
Richmond Hill Middle School - Richmond Hill Gold Place = 5          


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Explore Your Ocean Sanctuary With Underwater Robots

gray's reef national marine sanctuary

Gray's Reef Southeast MATE ROV Competition

Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chatham County Aquatic Center 7240 Sallie Mood Drive Savannah, GA 31406

Register a Student Team:

Volunteer for the Competition:

Sponsor an Education Workshop:

The public is invited to attend and learn more about ocean exploration, marine technology and STEM careers. Hosted by NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Gray's Reef Chapter &

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