MATE Shedd Aquarium - Midwest Regional ROV Competition
2021 INTERIM REGIONAL COORDINATION TEAM
We have been involved with the MATE ROV competition since the 2014-2015 school year and have been fortunate to attend the World Championships in 2015 and 2019. With the global COVID-19 crisis having shut down the Shedd Aquarium program for the 2021 season, we'll be acting as hosts and coordinators to make sure the competition happens in a safe way.
Wayne Oras has been a teacher of Applied Technology at Hoffman Estates High School since 2003.
Max Metz, Jr.
I'm a non-traditional educator focused on providing natural and developmental experiences to youth worldwide. My passion is in Natural History Interpretation and Museum Education, connecting individuals to the natural environment and cultural resources in unique and personal ways. Interpretation is a communications process that reveals meanings and relationships about natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources. Through the ART of interpretation, I help individuals make connections with the natural world and science through facilitated educational programs, printed materials, and physical displays. As a manager of education programs, I seek to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in programming and staffing while striving to increase compassion, curiosity, and conservation for the aquatic animal world.