Why It Matters
We are igniting entrepreneurial passion.
Personal growth takes desire, due diligence, and teamwork. Through the competition, MATE II provides the vehicle (pun intended!), to build and excite students’ creative minds and motivate them to transform the future. MATE II is the only underwater robotics competition that focuses on finding solutions to problems faced around the globe – from plastics in the ocean to contaminated sediments – and introducing students to a business mindset that includes finances, research, development, marketing, and media outreach. Your support creates the trailblazing pathway for pioneering their inventive future.
“When you learn this in a classroom, it’s kind of in a vacuum and you don’t know really how to apply it. This is a fantastic opportunity to take what you know and figure out on your own how to apply it.”
-Purdue University – USA, 2017 competition