MATE Coastal Carolina 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 Coastal Carolina Regional ROV Competition


Dr. Patrick Curley

Dr. Pat Curley, is the founding Coordinator of the Coastal Carolina Regional Competition. The Competition was originally developed as a part of The Science House at CMAST programs. Due to restructuring, The Science House office was closed this past year. In order for the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) to continue providing educational outreach to our area youth. Pat formed a company, NC GreenSTEM which has partnered with CMAST to continue its tradition of providing quality STEM programs for our area students.