MATE-related and MATE-supported Workshops at Other Institutions

 

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The 2nd CEF Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Building for the Classroom Workshop
When: Friday December 5th, 5:30-9pm, and Saturday December 6th, 9 am-5pm
Who: K-12 Educators
Where: The Great Lakes Campus of Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan.
Cost:
$150/team ($50/person) to help support the cost of material

*Learn how to build your own underwater ROV
*Learn how to incorporate ROV’s into your classroom curriculum
*Leave the workshop with one fully functioning ROV and support materials!

This workshop will provide a truly unique educational outreach opportunity that includes the resources, instruction and support, for the designing, engineering, and building of a fully functional underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Within the confines of the workshop participants will be exposed to the different engineering challenges faced in the submarine environment. In addition participants will be presented with concepts in science, mathematics and technology that will facilitate building a ROV with students. It is expected that participants will then use the acquired resource and replicate this activity with students within their own school or classroom. The pedagogy is “constructive” and based on the best practices in science as outlined in the National Resource Council’s Guide, How People Learn and 12 Brain/Mind Principles in Action (Corwin Press 2004). In addition skills and activities presented in this workshop support the Michigan Merit Curriculum in science, mathematics and technology.

Further Information: For additional information please contact Keith Forton, Traverse City Central Senior High at 231-933-8536 or fortonke@csh.tcaps.net . Please put ROV in the subject line as to avoid accidental deletion.

Space is limited! Application Deadline Monday November 10th!

 

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Past Workshops

Student Support Workshops
When:
*Saturday, January 26, 2008- 9:30am – 11:30am Camera waterproofing workshop @ MPC AutoTech**
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Saturday, January 26 AND February 2, 2008 - 12:00pm – 3:00pm Student wiring workshop @ MPC AutoTech   Saturday, April 12 AND April 26, 2008- 10:00am – 2:00pm- Pool practice days @ MPC
Who: Students
Cost:
Fee for wiring workshop is $15; fee for the waterproofing workshop is $15.  There is no fee for the pool practice days.    

The MATE Center offers wiring workshops, camera waterproofing workshops, and pool practice days are held for students planning to enter the ROV contest.  The wiring workshops guide students through the process of wiring their ROV control boxes.  The camera waterproofing workshop takes students through the steps of building an underwater camera.  Pool practice days allow students to test their ROVs on the contest’s underwater mock-ups.  Santa Cruz workshops are co-sponsored by the Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab.  

Contact Information: For more information, please call Kimberly Swan at (831) 238-3868 or kswan@marinetech.org, or visit www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2008/regional_contests.php  Students MUST register in advance for both the workshops and the pool practice days.  Space is limited.  **RANGER class teams ONLY, unless space permits. 

 

Two great Wetland Workshops
When: December 1, 2007 9:00am to 4:00pm and December 2, 2007 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Oak Grove School, Ojai, CA
Who:
formal & non-formal educators for students off all ages
Cost: Dec 1 $45, includes curriculum guide. Dec 2 $50, includes curriculum guide

WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands introduces you to basic wetland ecology, including soil, water & plants, as well as wetland functions and values through fun and interactive activities in lesson plan format. Bring wetlands alive and into the classroom! Studies show that habitat programs help boost academic achievement! POW! The Planning of Wetlands takes you through the process of building a schoolyard wetland from start to finish using 25 exciting student activities in lesson plan format.

Sign up by November 2nd to receive $5 off the registration fee!

To register: For more information, or to register, visit www.wetland.org of contact Sarah Toman at 410-745-9620 or POW@wetland.org

 

Underwater Robotics, Anyone?  Student Immersion Program
When:
Saturday, December  1, 2007*
Simpkins Sports Center, Santa Cruz
Saturday, December 15, 2007* MPC Swimming Pool (weather dependent) or AutoTech Facility
Who: Students

Cost:
The workshop is FREE, but space is limited.

The MATE Center offers “ROV- in-a-Bag” workshops to help students learn how to design and build their own ROVs.  During these 90-minute workshops, students create then test-fly their own ROVs in outdoor swimming pools.  Students must complete a waiver and register for the workshop in advance.   Santa Cruz workshops are co-sponsored by the Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab.  

Students may register in groups of 2 or 3.
  If a student registers individually, he/she will be paired with other student(s) for the activity.  The program is FREE, but space is limited.
For more information, please call Kimberly Swan at (831) 238-3868 or kswan@marinetech.org, or visit www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2008/regional_contests.php  *Please indicate morning (10:00am – 12:00pm) or afternoon session (1:00 – 3:00pm) when registering.

 

Teacher Workshop Introduction to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring
When: Saturday December 8, 12:30 - 5:30 PM
Where: Point Montara Lighthouse and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, San Mateo County
Who: Teachers
Cost:
Free. $25 stipend for 6th - 12th grade teachers.

This workshops is for teachers who are interested in participating in the sanctuary’s Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS Workshop).

The Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program is an in-depth science education program for middle and high school students throughout California. Our participants are trained to survey key invertebrate and algal species at established monitoring sites along the intertidal regions of the coast.

To register: Download a REGISTRATION FORM or contact Amy Dean at (415) 561-6625 x303 for a registration form via fax or mail.

 

Remotely Operated  Vehicle Teacher Workshops
When:
October 6, 2007 from 1:00-4:00 PM at University of Delaware in Lewes
November 10, 2007 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia
November 17, 2007 from 1:00-4:00 PM at NC Aquarium in Manteo, North Carolina

Come and Learn How to:
* Build an ROV from PVC pipe and other materials

* Bring ROV Technology, Science, Design and Engineering into your classroom
* Sponsor a student team to compete in the third annual MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Contact Information: Sigh Up Today! Krista.Trono@NOAA.gov or 757.591.7328 or Peter.Leighton@Norfolk.gov  

 

Hawaii Underwater ROV Competition Workshops 2007
When:
*Sat. Sep 1st at Waipahu High  V Bldg, Room 202; 0830-1130; Kit of Parts description and pick up by registered teams. Mission tasks. Structural, propulsion motor mounts and control joy stick wiring.
*
Sat. Oct 6th at UH POST Bldg. Room tbd.  Time 09001200. Camera assembly and waterproofing.
*Sat. Oct. 20th at UH with ‘SOEST Open HouseRoom  tbd. Time 1100-1300. Various topics: Tether, buoyancy.
*Sat. Oct. 27th at Punahou, in conjunction with ‘Astronaut Lacy Veach Science Day 0800-1500. HURC workshop time 1100-1300 next to Case Bldg. Various topics: upcoming deadlines, prerequisites, demo/test tank!

Workshops includes activities such as  Kit of Parts pickup,  technical advice on ‘Kit of Parts’, scenario, controls, propulsion, structure, tether, buoyancy, camera waterproofing, payload. Workshops are free and open to mentors, teachers, advisors, students.

 Kit of Parts: first kit provided free to each school registering. Additional Kits cost $140 each. Make Check to ‘University of Hawaii – HURC. Included in kit: 3 windsor air propellers 6x4 and collets; 3 water proof motors 12VDC ‘SHURflo 380/500 Bilge Cartridge; 1 double-pole double throw (DPDT) switch for motor controls; 1 Happ Controls 8-way joystick for motor controls; 1 plastic controller box; 3 fuses (25 amp) and 1 fuse holder; 1 12 wire connection block; 1 CCD video Camera (color), 60 lens, with AC power adapter; 1 plastic container for waterproofing camera; 1 set of motor power  and connectors for tether: length coleman 55208, 8 connector power cable; 1 magnet; 1 piece lamp wire for battery to control power; 1 set black/red banana  plugs; 1 digital multimeter & 1 quad rule composition book engineer journal/notes/sketches.

Contact Bill Speed or Mark Rognstad or visit: the HURC webpage  for more details.

  

Teachers Workshop Introduction to Sandy Beach Monitoring
When: Saturday, March 8, 2007 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary offices located in the Presidio, San Francisco
Who: Teachers
Cost:
Free. $25 stipend for 6th - 12th grade teachers.

This workshops is for teachers who are interested in participating in the sanctuary’s Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS Workshop).

The Sandy Beach Monitoring Program is an in-depth science education program for middle and high school students, educators, and volunteer groups. Participants are trained to survey the distribution and abundance of the Pacific mole crab (Emerita analoga) at one of many monitoring sites along the coast of California.

To register: Download a REGISTRATION FORM or contact Amy Dean at (415) 561-6625 x303 for a registration form via fax or mail.

Teachers Workshop Exploring Local Marine Algae with Kathleen Dickey
When:
Saturday, April 26, 10:00, 2007 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lecture and field excursion in Half Moon Bay
Who: Teachers
Cost:
Free. $25 stipend for 6th - 12th grade teachers.

This short course is designed for teachers and educators interested in learning about marine science topics related to intertidal biology and ecology. All courses are taught by enthusiastic scientists and local experts. (Lectures and Field Courses)

Who knew intertidal algae could be so fascinating? Explore the wonderful diversity of marine algae along our coast and learn species identification in the field.

To register: Download a REGISTRATION FORM or contact Amy Dean at (415) 561-6625 x303 for a registration form via fax or mail.


Teacher Workshop Sandy Beach Ecology with Dr. Jennifer Dugan
When:
Saturday, May 10, 2007 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary offices located in the Presidio, San Francisco
Who: Teachers
Cost:
Free. $25 stipend for 6th - 12th grade teachers.

This short course is designed for teachers and educators interested in learning about marine science topics related to intertidal biology and ecology. All courses are taught by enthusiastic scientists and local experts. (Lectures and Field Courses)

This course will be led by coastal ecologist Dr. Jenifer Dugan from UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Dugan is one of the few scientists who conducts research on sand crabs and sandy beach communities along our coast. Hands-on field activities at Crissy Field beach will follow her lecture.

To register: Download a REGISTRATION FORM or contact Amy Dean at (415) 561-6625 x303 for a registration form via fax or mail.

Big Island Regional ROV Competition ROV Building and Regional Participation Workshop
When:
Saturday, November 10, 2007 ~8AM to ~5PM
Where: Hilo Intermediate School, D-Building Wood Workshop 587 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI (plenty of parking)
Cost: FREE and lunch is provided by HELCO

The FREE Fall Workshop will be held at:

Lead by Cindy Fong and our HELCO Mentors, other professionals in the industry, Hilo Intermediate and Hilo High Robotics Clubs. Teachers/Mentors - I encourage you to bring your students as this is for them!  Let them learn and do the work - you facilitate!  Don't worry - the MUD Wrestling will still be offered so you can have a creative outlet and this time, we will engage in a friendly competition.

I will again limit to 4 students per school/teacher but ask if you have more students who want to attend - I will try to accomodate all reasonable requests. Depending on Rsvp's, lunch may be provided.  If you have a restricted diet, you may wish to bring your own food.

Bring:  If you have a ROV you have built, please feel free to bring and share with those in attendance.  Discussions help all of us improve!

Tentative Agenda:
1. What is ROV? Why? Opportunities - educational and careerwise.
2. Basic ROV construction
3. Project Management Basics - Time and Budget Planning
4. Team Composititon - what type of varied skills will a team need to be
successful
5. MATE-BIRR Mission Competition Overview
6. Resources, Funding and Planning issues
7. MATE-BIRR Competition Date tentative April 28, 2007 (awaiting
approval etc)
8. Input from you on "How to develop MATE-BIRR so it is sustainable and
stays available here on the Big Island for our youth".
9. Electrical Considerations
10. Waterproofing
11. Design Considerations
12.  SolidWorks
13. Network, requests, focus for Spring Workshop
14.  Supplies?  Will we have any available?...we are looking into this

Rsvp by Nov 7, 2007 the number of attendees (names,
teacher/student/mentor/parent!
)
to  Cindy Fong  
clfong@hawaii.edu

 

Teacher/Team Sponsor Support Workshops to Build ROVs
When:
*Saturday, November
 
3, 2007*
Simpkins Sports Center, Santa Cruz;
*Saturday, November 10, 2007* Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Swimming Pool (weather dependent) or AutoTech Facility
*Saturday, November 10, 2007* MPC Swimming Pool (weather dependent) or AutoTech Facility
Who:
Teachers of grades 6-12
Cost:
The workshop is FREE, but space is limited.

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) sponsors an annual underwater robotics contest for students in grades 6 – 12.  Students design, build, and pilot remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to compete in either the SCOUT or the RANGER class.  The event includes underwater missions, a poster display, and an engineering presentation.  Excite students about the world of deep-sea exploration and ROVs.  Using simple, affordable materials, teachers will design, build, and test their own underwater vehicle and receive information on how to use ROVs to teach about deep-sea exploration, technology, and basic physical science concepts.  It is especially appropriate for teachers supporting students interested in entering the ROV contest.  Teachers must register for these workshops in advance.  Santa Cruz workshops are co-sponsored by the Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab.  

Contact Information
: For more information, please call Kimberly Swan at (831) 238-3868 or kswan@marinetech.org, or visit www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2008/regional_contests.php *Please indicate morning (10:00am – 12:00pm) or afternoon session (1:00 – 3:00pm) when registering. 

 
2nd BIRR - ROV Building, Camera Waterproofing and Electrical Workshop
When: Saturday, Feb 3, 2007 ~8-9AM to ~4-5PM
Where: Hilo Intermediate School, D-Building Wood Workshop 587 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI (plenty of parking)
Who: Students, teachers, mentors and supporters
Cost: FREE and lunch is provided by HELCO

PLANS:
1. Focus and Waterproof your camera(s)
2. Bollard Test Demonstration
3. Electrical design, wiring, testing/check conductivity and waterproofing 4. Powering/Waterproofing your ROV 5. Work on constructing your team's ROV 6. Testing different materials for ballast/floatation 7. Trouble-shooting 8. Computer laptop or USB key for transfer of electronic information/documents 9. Discuss BIRR organizational issues and future plans/ideas/needs 10. HELCO Engineers present to help mentor/arrange time to mentor a local team 11. Pickup basic ROV supply kit

Lunch provided by HELCO.  Rsvp appreciated by Jan 31st so we can have a lunch/station count! Cindy Fong, clfong@hawaii.edu (808) 974-4959 direct line to HIS Science Dept, leave message.  Co-sponsored by HELCO and HIS Robotics Club.

 ROV Workshop: An Easy, Fascinating and Fun Way to Teach Underwater Technology
Friday, January 26th (6PM-9PM) and Saturday, January 27th (8AM-5PM)

Are you interested in learning about Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) technology and its use in ocean exploration and research? Would you like to be able to teach your students how to build an ROV? Would you be interested in putting together a student team to participate in a regional ROV competition and perhaps an international competition? Join us at the Georgia Aquarium to learn more. This workshop is hosted by NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Georgia.  Aquarium in partnership with Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center.

There is NO FEE for this workshop but you MUST APPLY & BE ACCEPTED to attend. This ROV Workshop is limited to the 20 teachers.

Remotely Operated Vehicle Teacher Workshops

  • September 30th, 1:00-5:00 pm at the University of Delaware, Lewes Campus

  • November 4th, 2006, 1:00-5:00 pm at the Nauticus, Norfolk Virginia

  • November 17th 1:00-5:00 pm in Manteo, North Carolina

Come and learn how to:

  • Build and ROV from PVC pipe & other materials

  • Bring ROV technology, science, design and engineering into your classroom

  • Sponsor a student team to compete in the 2nd annual Mid-Atlantic Regional ROV competition

For more information, please contact Krista Trono at 757.591.7328 or krista.trono@noaa.gov or Brent Rudmann at 757.627.3823 or brent.rudmann@noaa.gov

 

Pacific Northwest ROV Design & Building Workshop
Saturday January 28th, 2006

Interested in Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) technology and applications? Want to help your students build one and enter a regional competition? If this sounds like fun, and you’re a high school teacher or community/technical college instructor, please join us at the Naval Undersea Museum on Saturday afternoon January 28th for an introduction to this exciting opportunity for learning and student experience.

Please reply with attached registration form (click here for registration form and workshop flyer) by January 14, 2006 to Fritz Stahr either via mail at: PO Box 23189, Seattle WA, 98102 or via email: stahr@oceaninquiry.org If you have any questions, he can be reached by telephone at 206.228.3020
 

Life in the Midwater Realm
Saturday, January, 28th, 2006

Presented by COSEE West with content information and hands-on activities for Elementary, Middle and High School levels.  Scott Fraser from Long Beach City College, a MATE partner will be leading participants through a basic ROV design and building exercise.

Pre-registered participants may receive a stipend of $75 for attending the full workshop. Participation in this workshop counts toward credit for educators enrolled in the COSEE-West UCLA Extension courses and LAUSD salary point courses. Credit for Professional Development Hours credit that satisfies State Credential requirements is available. To register, contact Peggy Hamner at 310-206-8247(fax 310-206-3987) or email, cosee.west@gmail.com  For more information about COSEE West, please visit: http://www.usc.edu/org/cosee-west/index.html
 

Northeast Regional ROV Design & Building Workshop
January 6, 2006, 8:30-6:30
The workshop is being organized by
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  It will be held to support teachers planning to participate Northeast Regional ROV Contest, which will be held this spring. The workshop will take place at the academy's electronics lab in Buzzards Bay on Cape Cod. The cost of the workshop is $25.


Click here to read the article about the workshop in the Boston Globe!


Big Island ROV Design & Building Workshop

January 4-6, 2006

The workshop is being organized by Kealekahe High School and the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology Program.  It will be held to support teachers planning to participate in the first-ever Big Island Regional ROV Contest, which will be held this spring.  The workshop will take place at Kealekahe High School.
 

ROV Teacher Workshop
December 10, 2005
Hosted by the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and Nauticus, the National Maritime Center

Build an ROV with PVP pipe and other materials and test it! Discuss how ROV technology can be incorporated into curriculum and fulfill state and national standards.  Learn about ROV technology and how its being used for research, monitoring and exploration.  Learn about the MATE regional and national ROV competitions.   

Please RSVP by November 23rd, 2005.  For more information please contact Christine Arrasate (Nauticus) 757-664-1019 christine.arrasate@norfolk.gov or Krista Trono (Monitor, NMS) 757-591-7328, krista.trono@noaa.gov         Click here for the flyer!



ROV Design & Building Workshop
December 2 – 3, 2005
Hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary & Underwater Preserve

Are you interested in learning about ROV technology and its application in ocean and Great Lakes studies?  Want to learn how to build an ROV with your students?  Want to put together a team to participate in a regional ROV competition?        Click here for details! 

 

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary ROV Design & Building Workshop
November 4-6, 2005
 
The Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary will host a 3-day ROV building workshop in collaboration with the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center.  The workshop is being held at the Deep Ocean Exploration and Research Facility (DOER) in Alameda, California.

Participants are encouraged to participate with a team member (another teacher or student) as a limited number of ROV kits will be distributed.

The deadline to apply is October 14, 2005.  

 

The Graveyard of the Atlantic
October 17-2, 2005 (MATE ROV workshop October 18th, 2:30-6:30)

Dive into the mystery of North Carolina’s dangerous coastline, appropriately named the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Over two thousand vessels have sunk beneath the waves since the early 1500s. Who were the sea-faring souls who found their final resting place off our coastline? What conditions of geography and weather lead to their demise? How does modern technology help prevent future mishaps and solve the mysteries of past disasters? Join us as we investigate the enigmas of the deep, including the disappearance, 140 years ago, of the US Navy’s first submarine, the green USS Alligator. Uncover the history buried beneath the sand and water of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. (Two participants will share accommodations.)

The conference is hosted by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement for Teaching, whose mission is to advance teaching as an art and a profession.  The workshop will be held in Ocracoke, North Carolina.  For more information about NCCAT please visit http://www.nccat.org/ 

The MATE Center will be leading an ROV design and building workshop on October 18 from 2:30-6pm as part of this seminar.   
 

Down Under, Out Yonder Advanced Education Workshop, "ROV-ing the National Marine Sanctuaries: Use of Technology in Managing Ocean and Great Lakes Resources."
July 23-27, 2005

The Flower Garden Bank National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) will host a workshop were participants can learn about the many types of technology used in underwater exploration, including remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and the roles technology plays in science-based resource management. Participants will also build their own programmable ROVs using LEGO Robotics kits and software. Following the classroom lectures and hands-on activities, participants will board a dive boat to do some SCUBA diving within the sanctuary, to learn how to identify common coral species on the reef cap. The annual workshop and field expedition is sponsored by the non-profit Gulf of Mexico Foundation, in partnership with the FGBNMS. This year’s workshop is also a recipient of a National Marine Sanctuary Program Education Mini-Grant. For more information, contact Kelly L. Drinnen at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary office, (409) 766-3572.

Click here to see the August 15th, 2005 Newspaper article on the workshop!

 

Florida ROV Teacher Workshops
July 30 and November 11, 2004 and February 5, 2005

Erica Moulton at Hillsborough Community College held a professional development workshop on ROVs for all Hillsborough County, Florida, secondary science teachers to introduce them to ROV technology.  The second workshop was specifically for teachers who were interested in participating in the 2005 Florida Regional ROV Competition and provided them with the information and technology to start an ROV competition team at their schools.

Erica Moulton also held an all-day teacher workshop on ROV building for teachers in the Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota areas on February 5, 2005.  The event was supported by MATE, MOTE Marine Laboratory, the City of Tampa's Stormwater Division, and the Hillsborough County School System.  One participant commented, "The workshop on Saturday was GREAT! I feel much more comfortable about doing the [ROV] project now."
 

Texas ROV Teacher Workshop
October 20-22, 2004

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary sponsored a teacher workshop to bring science technology into the classroom. Workshop participants learned how technology, especially underwater ROVs, is used to research and explore sanctuary ecosystems in support of resource management. They constructed and tested their own mini-ROV to take back to the classroom along with lesson plans and ideas for incorporating their new knowledge into the classroom. Participants were also be provided information on how to form a team at their high school and/or undergraduate college program to participate in the MATE ROV Competition. The Texas State Aquarium, MATE partner Alvin Community College, and the MATE Center supported the workshop by providing funds, curriculum, information, and technical support.
 

Massachusetts ROV Teacher Workshop
October 15-16, 2004

Instructors Paul McGuinness from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and Tom Gagnon from Milton Academy (both MATE Summer Institute alumni and past ROV Competition mentors) led teachers in Falmouth, Massachusetts, through a two-day ROV workshop sponsored by the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  Additional support was provided by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Marine Technology Society New England Chapter, Massachusetts Marine Educators, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the MATE Center.

Participants:
1) discussed how ROV technology can be infused in the high school curriculum and linked to state and national standards;
2) helped develop lesson plans for use in high school classes and after school programs;
3) were introduced to ROV technology and how it is used for research, monitoring and exploration in national marine sanctuaries;
4) were provided with an overview of the regional and national ROV competitions sponsored by MATE;
5) gained experience building a ROV from PVC materials using the MATE activity and get connected with a technology mentor from the Marine Technology Society--NE or the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association.
 

MATE Regional Competition Information and Introduction
January 29, 2004

Brennan Phillips, an undergraduate student in the University of Rhode Island’s ocean engineering department, and members of the MTS New England section held a session at the University of Rhode Island for educators leading teams to compete in the New England Regional ROV Contest.  The session covered the basics of ROV design & construction and provided a general introduction to the 2004 competition mission scenario and tasks.  The session also connected participating educators with industry mentors.  The MATE Center provided guidance, resource materials, and funds to support this session. 
 

Santa Barbara Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Teacher Workshop
January 10- 11, 2004

The ROV Teacher workshop was hosted by the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, MATE Center, UCSB Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara City College Marine Technology, Cabrillo High School Aquarium and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

Teacher participants:
1) discussed how ROV technology can be infused in high school curriculum tied to state and national standards using Cabrillo High School’s Marine Technology Institute as a model;
2) were introduced to ROV technology and how it is used for research, monitoring and exploration in national marine sanctuaries;
3) were provided an overview of the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center and their regional and national student ROV competitions;
4) toured the Marine Technology Diving facilities at Santa Barbara City College, explore the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and enjoy an evening reception at the Cabrillo High School Aquarium;
5) gained experience building a ROV from PVC materials using the MATE activity and were connected with a technology mentor;
6) and watched a demonstration of ROV technology aboard the NOAA research vessel, Shearwater during a coastal cruise.
 

Nunez Community College ROV Camp
July 1-30, 2003

Sharon Flannagan, a participant in the 2001 MATE Summer Institute ran a workshop at Nunez Community College for high school students to spend time with trained faculty to design and build model Remotely Operated Vehicles! Through a Carl Perkins Leadership Grant they hosted local high school students in a program designed to introduce them to the world of underwater ROVs.

After learning about ROVs and their uses, students used a Computer Aided Design program to design the ROV of their dreams! that had underwater cameras and motors! The culminating event for the camp was a team competition, the ROV-Off!, at a local pool.

Topics included the principles of physics that are important to the design and functioning of a working ROV, technical writing through an assignment that will have them writing a process paper on the design and construction of their ROV, and PowerPoint presentation skills.


Boston, Massachusetts Local ROV Workshop

June 2002 and June 2003

Hosted by Paul McGuinness to support the New England regional ROV competition that fed into the MATE/MTS ROV Committee National ROV Competition.

Participant Richard Hartman from North Kingston High School has posted his curriculum materials online for others to use.  He has implemented ROV projects into his high school physics class.
 

ImpROVing Education Workshop
at Louisiana Technical College- Young Memorial Campus

June 3-7, 2002

The objective of the Young Memorial ROV program is to increase student, teacher, and public awareness of the academic and technical skills required in the dynamically evolving ROV industry and to increase student consideration of technical college education opportunities as well as nontraditional career paths.  They have two phases of their program: ROV-in-a-Bag and ImpROVing Education.  The ImpROVing Education workshop was held June 3-7, 2002.  Seventeen participants, including high school students, teachers, counselors, and administrators, spent a week learning about and building ROVs.  Saundra Butcher attended from MATE and supported the workshop with her expertise.

   

 
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