- Team Resources
In 2013, Gauss once again helped us achieve third place at NURC (National Underwater Robotics Challenge). While we did not win any awards at MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education Center), we did place at a respectable 11th out of 23.
In 2012, we developed a laser-triggered torpedo that helped us win 3rd place in NURC. That year also saw the debut of Koi at MATE. The design impressed the judges enough that we won the Marty Klein MATE Mariner award. Our then-president Emily McBryan also won the Engineering Evaluation MVP award for her outstanding performance.
In the 2011 NURC we received second place in the university division and third place overall. We did not win anything at MATE, but we tried our hardest, which is all that really matters in the end.
In the 2010 NURC our team earned 2nd place in our division, as well as impressing judges with our modular robot design
Our performance at the 2010 MATE Competition earned us 6th place (out scoring both MIT and Georgia Tech). Our team captain Mike Veto exemplified our team's effort by winning the "Engineering MVP" Award.
Our first year at NURC we showed what strong teamwork could do, we had 3 drivers controlling 2 robots working together to complete the objectives. We earned 2nd place in the college division, and learned a lot on how we could prepare for our next competition.
After our success at NURC, we had high hopes for the MATE Competition. We again demonstrated our strong team spirit, having 3 drivers controlling a single robot. This new approach at ROV control impressed the judges, earning us the "Aloha Team Spirit Award". We had strong competition, but managed to earn 6th place, out preforming some of the top engineering schools in the country.
The team accepting the 2012 MATE Mariner Award
At the MATE competition in 2012
Accepting the 2010 NURC Trophy
Team members in competition at MATE 2010
Our team Accepting the 2009 NURC Trophy
Demonstrating 2 robots working together