MATE Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Regional ROV Competition


Liz Sutton

As manager of outreach for the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, Liz Sutton serves as a liaison between the scientific researchers at the School and the Great Lakes communities that the School serves, communicating scientific findings and increasing water science literacy. This involves research focused tours and presentations to community groups, offering K-12th grade hands-on classroom activities, being regional coordinator for two national competitions including the Wisconsin Regional ROV Competition, leading professional development opportunities for teachers, connecting scientists to their research stakeholders, and developing the UWM Water Ambassador program which is a science communication and outreach training program for the graduate students at the School of Freshwater Sciences.