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 offers 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.
“Not many people can say they started a company at 15 years of age. This is going to help us a lot going into the workforce, having that company experience already with us.”
-Dobyns‐Bennett High School, 2018 competition