Piloting to Success!

Today the St. Louis School AquaKnights won Second Place for Robot Demonstration and Third Place for Product Presentation at the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) competition held at Villanova University. The AquaKnights were the youngest team to compete and faced off against 28 other teams from Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, New York and Ontario, Canada.

Over the past school year the team designed, built and tested an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and today was the culmination of that effort.

"The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell products. In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges."

To learn more about the MATE ROV competition, visit https://www.marinetech.org/home/

We would like to thank the coaches, Chuck Kerechanin and Angela Fatula, for their gift of time and talent to make this possible and the Romano family for providing a pool for testing. We would also like to thank the AquaKnight parents for their enthusiastic support of the team. The St. Louis community is proud of their hard work, dedication and ultimate success! #BeaKnight#STEMatSLS