About IET and Underwater Robot Challenge
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (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 organizes the 12th Hong Kong Regional of MATE International ROV Competition, and IET Hong Kong Experience Class
on 22-23 April 2017 at Tsuen Kwan O Swimming Pool.
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Centre (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 sixteen years. This is aimed at
school, college and university students.
The IET Hong Kong will again also invite teams from Hong Kong, Macau, China and Taiwan to take part on the final contest day of the 12th
Hong Kong Regional of MATE International ROV Competition. The winning teams will be nominated to join the MATE International
Competition in Long Beach, California, USA in June 2017. As usual, there will be a regional registration fee other than registration fee directly
paid to 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.
It will be held in the afternoon on 23 April 2017 (Sunday).
So far nearly 100 schools have taken part in the event in Hong Kong, with nearly 500 schools taking part each year around the world.