Event Date: April 28-30, 2023
Event Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Discovery Hall Programs hosts the annual Northern Gulf Coast regional competition for the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) program.

In this competition, teams of middle and high school students, facilitated by their teachers/mentors, design, build, and pilot their own unique ROV before coming to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to compete against student teams from across the Gulf coast in a series of science-based missions.

The 2023 Regional includes SCOUT, NAVIGATOR, and RANGER ROV class competitions. The competition consists of two mission attempts, a marketing display poster, and an oral presentation. The competition is held over 3-days beginning on Friday with safety inspections and a career panel discussion, followed by pool demonstrations (Saturday) and engineering design presentations and award ceremony (Sunday). 

For information and videos of previous competitions, click here.