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	FIRST PLACE TOTAL SCORE RANGER: Clearwater Middle School “CW ROV Inc.”</p>

FIRST PLACE TOTAL SCORE RANGER: Clearwater Middle School “CW ROV Inc.”

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	FIRST PLACE TOTAL SCORE (Middle/Secondary): Clearwater Middle School “Ocean Connection” (tie)</p>

FIRST PLACE TOTAL SCORE (Middle/Secondary): Clearwater Middle School “Ocean Connection” (tie)

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	FIRST PLACE TOTAL SCORE (Middle/Secondary): Clearwater Middle School “Explorers”</p>

FIRST PLACE TOTAL SCORE (Middle/Secondary): Clearwater Middle School “Explorers”

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	FIRST PLACE TOTAL SCORE (Primary): Somerset Primary School “Bees”</p>

FIRST PLACE TOTAL SCORE (Primary): Somerset Primary School “Bees”

MARINE hosts an annual Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Challenge offering students the opportunity to design their own ROVs, and then deploy their self-built ROVs in underwater missions alongside their peers. Possible missions include documenting a local seamount, measuring lionfish populations, or recording temperature data during hurricane season. The MARINE ROV Challenge incorporates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM topics), all of which play an integral role in providing young people with the skills necessary to succeed professionally in a wide range of careers, and to be informed citizens in a complex and rapidly advancing society.

Registration opened on November 8, 2019 for middle school team participation in the popular ROV Challenge, hosted by Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education (MARINE). In 2015, MARINE became a regional partner of the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, which challenges students to apply physics, math, electronics, and engineering lessons to the marine environment.

Bermuda’s middle school students will compete this year at the Beginner, Scout and Navigator classes. This year’s challenge theme is, "Excite, Educate, Empower: Students engineering solutions to global problems.” The capstone event will be held at the National Sports Center on May 9, 2020. Each middle school will be able to submit 2 Beginner, 1 Scout and 1 Navigator team with a maximum of 6 students per team on competition day. Kits will be provided to Beginner level only.

Components of the ROV Challenge were the topic of workshops hosted by BIOS for the Bermuda Union of Teachers on October 21, 2019, as part of MARINE and the Curriculum Enrichment Program

Please find the registration form here for the 2020 MATE Bermuda Regional ROV Challenge. If you need assistance please contact Kaitlin Noyes.

MARINE is generously supported by lead donor RenaissanceRe, with additional support from BAC Group of Companies and others.