Youth Motivation and Interests in STEM

Lincoln City: students to showcase underwater robots at LC Community Center during statewide competition

More than 150 elementary, middle, high, and college students formed 27 teams and brought their underwater robots to the Lincoln City Community Center on May 10 to compete in the annual Oregon Regional MATE Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) contest. These teams, which spent the past few months designing and building their underwater vehicles, will be among students around the world participating in 23 regional contests supported by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center.


Carrollton High School Wins GRNMS Southeast Regional ROV Competition

Future ROV Designers to be Found at the Center 2013 International Underwater ROV Competition

2013 was the 12th year the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College has held this competition.  Their goal in doing so was to increase awareness of marine technical fields and careers.  Their efforts connect students and educators with employers and working professionals.  The ROV competition is a big event, but it is not all they do.  Their workshops provide educators with resources and training to bring the world of marine technology, research, exploration and industry to their classrooms.


Local ROV team still a global force

The combined robotics team of Ozaukee and Oostburg high schools was the leader during much of the international Marine Advanced Technology Education challenge held last week at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan. Ultimately, ZO3 Robotics finished fourth in the Ranger Division of the global competition. During the competition, teams used submersible robots of their own design to recover samples and data from simulated shipwrecks.


Students learn about engineering in remotely operated vehicle competition

Teams from six Milwaukee area high schools and five middle schools were challenged to design, build and operate an ROV to identify an unknown shipwreck recently discovered in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary waters, collect microbial samples and remove trash and debris from the shipwreck and surrounding area, in a “Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition" in Milwalkee, Wisconsin. Eventually, the hope is that these students want to take physics to a new level.


From first graders blogging to teens building underwater robots, District 57 bringing STEM curriculum to life for students of all ages

District 57 is placing a major emphasis on the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM curriculum), through extracurricular offerings and enhanced school-day lessons that help prepare students to be the next generation of leaders in STEM-related fields. STEM curriculum has become a major focus in education, because the subjects play an important role in the high-tech, high-skill global economy that eventually will employ today's students.


Science chicks engineer underwater vehicle: District 57 club emboldens girls with STEM focus

The Science Chicks, a new club in Mount Prospect School District 57, designed, built and then tested a remote operating vehicle in a recent competition, living the goal of getting more girls interested in science and technology careers. The March contest at the University of Illinois at Chicago involved 26 teams from the area completing various underwater missions as part of "The Great Lakes" theme. They picked up items from the bottom of a pool's floor, just as their ROVs would retrieve pieces of shipwrecks.


Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) Questionnaire

The Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) questionnaire was created as part of an international comparative project meant to shed light on affective factors of importance to the learning of science and technology.


Minooka students compete in underwater robotics competition

Students from Minooka Community High School participated in the Shedd Aquarium Midwest Regional MATE Underwater Robotics Competition, using their self-built underwater robots to complete tasks, such as remove debris from a hole in a simulated underwater wreck, conduct a sonar scan of the wreck, recover a sensor and deploy a new sensor.  The 11 students are members of the fledgling ROV, or Remote-Operated Underwater Vehicle Club.


Restoring Water, Culture, and Relationships: Using a Community Based Participatory Research Methodology for Engineering Education

In an effort to increase the number of American Indians in technical and leadership positions, local tribal communities are pursuing opportunities for their youth to connect with STEM education that is relevant to their community and honors the Tribe's values.