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Port Cities of the Future:
Commerce, Entertainment, Health, and Safety

Welcome to the MATE 2017 Season

May 13th, 2017
Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center


PORT CITIES OF THE FUTURE: Commerce, Entertainment, Health, and Safety

MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 28 (and growing!) regional contests that take place across the United States and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Egypt, 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.

The 2017 MATE International ROV competition will take place Friday, June 23rd - Sunday, June 25th at Long Beach City College.


Registration is Open!

Hello PNW ROV Challenge Teams amd 2elcome to the 2017 season! All mission documents are posted and should be reviewed ASAP. Please ask questions early, either to us here at the regional or to the MATE Competition Forums.

Please remember, only one team per class per organization. If you would like to place a team on the wait list, send me an email. Space is limited as always, so please register early. New this year are fees for all competition classes, see below. We will be using again this year, there is a full set of instructions for registration.

RANGER - $150
SCOUT - $25

We are having an introductory workshop on Saturday, January 21st from 9am to 5pm. If you are interested, please fill out this form.

The following Saturday, January 28th, we will hold our mission prop building and mission overview workshop. Please let us know if you are available to help build the props we will be using at the regional. The overview will make sure we are all on the same page and answer questions specific to our regional.

Finally, competition day is Saturday, May 13th. Mark your calendars!