Cane Institute Hosts MATE ROV Regional Competition

Cane Institute MATE 2019

By brittany sylvestri | 5/14/2019

Florida Atlantic University’s Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies within A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School in partnership with the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science recently hosted the MATE ROV Regional Competition, the second largest underwater robotics competition in the world. 

A.D. Henderson University School placed first and second place in the region for engineering presentations. “Team Noctis” consisted of Arman Alexis, Marcel Eugene and Aislyn Leach and placed third overall. 

“It was incredible to see so many students competing at the FAU Cane Institute MATE ROV Tournament,” said Sherry Bees, principal/director of A.D. Henderson and FAU High School. “Providing a space for this level of competition to flourish in Florida is one of the main goals of The Cane Institute. Watching our middle school team participate and be competitive against students from across the state shows their dedication and the Institute’s passion for advancing STEM education in Florida and throughout the Nation.”          

The MATE ROV Competition, sponsored by Resolve Marine, required students to apply math, electronics, engineering and physics skills from the classroom toward solving problems based on real-world workplace scenarios. 

More than 40 teams and 225 middle and high school students from all over the state of Florida participated in the competition. 

The Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies within A.D. Henderson and FAU High was established last year after a $1 million gift from Daniel and Debra Cane.