Student Underwater Robotics Competition at Cal Maritime on April 6
(Vallejo, California – April 4, 2019) – Six teams from four area schools will be participating in an underwater robotics competition at California State University Maritime Academy on Saturday, April 6.
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, a nonprofit which promotes STEM education and activities in the marine science and technology areas, is the organizer of the event which includes 36 regional competitions in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Egypt, China, Russia, Turkey, and Bermuda.
Student teams from all educational levels participate in the event in which the teams construct remotely operated vehicles or ROVs, which then are deployed to complete underwater tasks and maneuvers.
This year's competition includes teams from the Bentley School in Oakland, Seven Hills School in Walnut Creek, Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, and Dublin High School.
Students from the Cal Maritime chapter of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers partner with MATE to put on the regional competition.
The competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the pool at Cal Maritime's Physical Education and Aquatics Center, located on Maritime Academy Drive, just inside the entrance to campus off of Sonoma Blvd. The teams will break for lunch at noon and continue the competition from 1:00-3:00 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 3:30.