MATE Arizona Regional ROV Competition

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Get ready for the coolest competition of the year:  area students from local teams flying hand-built, remote controlled robots through a challenging series of precision maneuvers - all in under 15 minutes - underwater.  This year, the competition is challenging students to tackle problems that impact the entire world. Plastics clogging our rivers, lakes, waterways, and ocean, from the surface to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Climate change raising ocean temperatures, affecting the health of coral reefs. Contaminants in our waterways. You can find these scenarios from Pennsylvania to Portugal, Florida to Australia, the Western Pacific to the Mid-Atlantic, and Indianapolis to Indonesia.

2020 MATE Arizona Regional ROV Competition
May 9, 2020

University of Arizona
Campus Recreation Center


REGIONAL COORDINATOR

BETSY WILKENING

After attending my first MATE training in 2014, I'm excited to make the Arizona Regional a reality! I started out my professional life as chemical engineer and worked in industry for 13 years. After a stint as a part-time preschool teacher and stay-at-home parent, I earned a masters in education which led me to teaching middle school science and engineering for 8 years. I started work with AZ Project WET in 2013 and have been providing teacher professional development and outreach education since then.