MATE China Regional ROV Competition


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.

2022 MATE China Regional ROV Competition


Jing Han

Jing Han received her doctorate in Physics from The Ohio State University in 2013, she has been a prominent researcher in the field of STEM education. Jing’s research has been published in Science Magazine, and she holds a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for her research. Jing’s achievements have made her a well-known figure in the education field in both the US and China, and on several occasions, she’s been invited to speak on a variety of topics at national conferences for educational leadership training.

Cailiang (Owen) Zhang

Owen Zhang received his Master's degree in Structural Engineering from UCLA in 2018 and is now based in Beijing, China. He works with IPERC and company CEO Jing Han to promote the MATE ROV Competition and STEM education in China. They've invited several MATE representatives to visit China and participate in ROV training classes and teacher workshops in 2019. Also, they successfully held the first China-Mainland Regional MATE ROV Competition in 2019.