Team picture

Pennsylvania ROV Engineers

We are a group of high school homeschoolers. We have participated in the MATE ROV Competition since the 2011-2012 school year. We learned a lot that first year and have improved each year since then. Our team itself is small, consisting of about 6 members each year. We aren't able to build the biggest and the best ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), but we put time into it and build ROVs that challenge the competition. Our team no longer competes in the MATE ROV Competition. Check out our social media pages (links in the address bar at the bottom of the page) for posts on what we did while we competed.

Check out the Team page for information about this year's team members. Visit the Media page for photos and videos of the team in action, both in our garage at home, and at International Competitions across the country. Details about each year's ROV can be found under the Poseidon tab. Finally, for budget information, check out the Finance tab. Thanks for visiting!

Marine Advanced Technology Education Center

"The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center is a national partnership of organizations working to improve marine technical education and in this way help to prepare America's future workforce for ocean occupations."  — The "About" section on the MATE website.

The MATE Center organizes the MATE ROV Competition that we have participated in since 2012. The competition consists of regional competitions throughout the world, winners of which are invited to an international competition held in mid-June. Each year the MATE Center chooses a theme for the competition and builds a set of missions that revolve around that theme. Although the theme varies, missions typically require teams to build ROVs capable of moving objects, taking measurements, and observing and identifying objects. In addition, the competition requires teams to document their vehicle with a 20-page technical documentation, to give a presentation of their ROV to a panel of judges, and to create a poster display.

Picture of our ROV

Poseidon Mk. 3 opening a crate underwater

International Competition Results

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015
Location Orlando, Florida Seattle, Washington Alpena, Michigan St. John's, NL, Canada
Top Score 479.60 541.30 526.50 525.83
Our Score 298.00 391.30 427.33 327.67
Place 22nd 16th 11th 19th
Number of Teams 31 31 30 31