MATE Scotland Regional ROV Competition
2021 MATE Scotland Regional ROV Competition
2 June, 2021
REGIONAL COORDINATION TEAM
Ros Shanks is joint-Regional Co-ordinator (with James Philp) for the MATE Scotland Regional, having been involved with MATE since 2009. Ros is the Administration Manager in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University (RGU), although has a background in science, & STEM communication. Ros studied microbiology, ultimately gaining a PhD from Abertay University, Dundee, involving research periods in Italy & Canada, before moving on to a 3yr Post-doctoral Research position at the University of Aberdeen. Deciding to shift career from scientific research, Ros then worked in STEM communication within the science centre network in Scotland as Operations & Education Manager in Aberdeen for four years; with responsibility for science, exhibits & education. Making the move to RGU allowed her to utilise & expand on academic & managerial experience in a technological environment. Being based in the School of Engineering & having an interest in STEM communication, involvement in the MATE ROV competition is fabulous & Ros has been a judge at MATE World competitions since 2018.
James Philp is, along with Ros Shanks, the joint Regional Coordinator for the MATE Scotland Regional. James is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen whose subjects include digital electronics and subsea technology.