MATE Guam 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 Guam Regional ROV Competition


Leah Beth Nahalowaa

Dr. Leah Beth O. Naholowaa is the Project Director of the College Pathway Program of Curriculum and Instruction at the Guam Department of Education. Over the years, she has brought in professional development opportunities for teachers to be trained in robotics to help build the STEM curriculum in the district. Dr. Naholowaa has been regional coordinator for Guam's Regional Underwater ROV Competition since 2017.

Elaine Cortez

Elaine Cortez is a mathematics teacher for the Guam Department of Education. With a passion for robotics and programming, she has been a part of the Guam Regional Underwater ROV Competition committee since 2018.