MATE Scotland Regional ROV Competition

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REGIONAL COORDINATION TEAM

Ros Shanks
email r.shanks@rgu.ac.uk
email rov@rgu.ac.uk
email materov@rgu.ac.uk

Ros Shanks is joint-Regional Co-ordinator (with James Philp) for the MATE Scotland Regional, having been involved with MATE since 2009. Ros is the Administration Manager in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University (RGU), although has a background in science, STEM communication. Ros studied microbiology, ultimately gaining a PhD from Abertay University, Dundee, involving research periods in Italy and Canada, before moving on to a 3yr Post-doctoral Research position at the University of Aberdeen. Deciding to shift career from scientific research, Ros then worked in STEM communication within the science centre network in Scotland as Operations and Education Manager in Aberdeen for four years; with responsibility for science, exhibits and education. Making the move to RGU allowed her to utilise and expand on academic and managerial experience in a technological environment. Being based in the School of Engineering and having an interest in STEM communication, involvement in the MATE ROV competition is fabulous. Ros has been a judge at MATE World competitions since 2018.

James Philp

James Philp is, along with Ros Shanks, the joint Regional Coordinator for the MATE Scotland Regional. James is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen whose subjects include digital electronics and subsea technology.