About IET Hong Kong and Underwater Robot Challenge
The Institution of Engineering and Technology Hong Kong [IET Hong Kong] is the second largest overseas branch of the IET, UK' s largest professional
engineering institution, and also the world's largest professional engineer awarding body. Besides, organizing activities for professional
engineers and engineering students, IET Hong Kong organizes different STEM programs for youth. Over years, IET Hong Kong has been
organizing Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV Competition and underwater robot challenges for senior students.
This year IET Hong Kong organizes the 14th Hong Kong Regional of MATE International ROV Competition, and IET Hong Kong Experience Class
on 27-28 April 2019 at Tsueng Kwan O Swimming Pool.
The Marine Advanced Technology Education Centre [MATE](located in California, USA), in association with the Marine Technology
Society's ROV Committee, has been organising the International Remote Operated Contest for the past seventeen years. This is aimed at
school, college and university students.
The IET Hong Kong will again also invite teams from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and China to take part in the final contest day of the 13th
Hong Kong Regional of MATE International ROV Competition. The winning teams will be nominated to join the MATE International
Competition in Kingsport Aquatics Center, Kingsport, Tennessee, USA in June 2019. As usual, there will be a regional registration fee other than registration fee directly
paid to the MATE in accordance with MATE Centre guidelines.
In addition, the IET Hong Kong also provides different learning experience for junior students through the IET Hong Kong Experience Class.
So far over 100 schools have taken part in the event in Hong Kong, with nearly 500 schools taking part each year around the world.