MATE Mid-Atlantic 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.

2021 MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional ROV Competition
Old Dominion University Recreation & Wellness Center


Susie Hill

My name is Susie Hill, and I am the Competition Coordinator for our 14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional ROV Competition. For over 20 years, I have also served as an Education Specialist/Special Programs Manager for Nauticus, a marine and maritime museum, in Norfolk, Virginia. I have a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University in Biology with a focus in Marine Biology and Zoology and a minor in Oceanography. I have served as NOAA Teacher at Sea and Ocean Exploration Trust Educator at Sea where I have been on research/exploration vessels to study from North Atlantic scallop populations to shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. I have a passion for underwater exploration and I love to share this with others through hosting our Competition.