Gray’s Reef sponsors MATE ROV Competition

 

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will once again host the Southeast Regional MATE ROV Competition on Saturday, April 30, at the Chatham County Aquatics Center.

Gray’s Reef competition winners from Carrollton High School at MATE 2014 Internationals held at Thunder Bay NMS.

Gray’s Reef competition winners from Carrollton High School at MATE 2014 Internationals held at Thunder Bay NMS.

Gray’s Reef is partnering with the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) to offer underwater robotics as a vehicle to apply STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) education and to prepare students for technical careers. MATE competitions are based on real-life exploration, rescue and research missions that occur throughout the global ocean and specifically in NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System.

The event in Savannah will include teams of students ranging from K-12 through college from throughout the region.

Event organizer Jody Patterson is looking for an “army of volunteers” to help out on April 30. If interested or need additional information, contact Jody at 598-2431 or jody.patterson@noaa.gov.

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