The ROV Team is currently finishing up manufacturing and integration of key ROV components. Checkout our March newsletter here. We are well on our way to success in the MATE International ROV competition in Long Beach, CA!
March 2017 Update
2015-2016 ROV Maelstrom
The Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) team was founded as a committee within Purdue IEEE Student Organization in 2008 with a small but dedicated group of five students. Today, the team's mission is to foster technical and professional skills of its members by designing, constructing, and testing an innovative underwater vehicle to compete in the MATE Center International ROV Competition.
The ROV team is comprised of both engineering and non-engineering students working collaboratively on a hands-on project from the vehicle's design and prototyping phase, to its construction and testing, and ultimately competition performance. The team fosters a multidisciplinary spirit so that the best ideas may come forth. In addition to the mission, the MATE competition also requires a professional presentation, public display poster, and technical documentation.
Because the vehicle requires excellence in design, construction, and presentation, the team members are themselves multidisciplinary collaborators and experts in their own discipline. Members learn to communicate clearly with each other and with clients while managing their own project responsibilities. Through various outreach events during the year, the team aims to inspire future generations to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.
For more current and past information view the links to the left or contact Kyle Rakos. The ROV team is currently not accepting new members (a new application will open next semester if needed). The current team members are below.
Not Pictured: Samuel Deghuee, Kyla Hayes, David Bustamante, John Brankamp, Nick Loffredo, Richard Shen, Romita Biswas, & Xi Wu
Not Pictured: Joshua Berg, Alex Ruffino, Teal Dowd, Dan Schillizi, Katie Mao, Jacob Cottrell, & Bayley Clausen
Not Pictured: Matthew Molo, Ben Maxfield, Mimansa Verma, Kendal Norman, Dominic Miller, Keith Aylwin, Dimple Dhawan, Ajay Gopakumar, & Charles Li
Fall Software Lead
Fall Mechanical Lead
Spring Mechanical Lead
Not Pictured: Sanay Shah (Vice-Captain), Ben Maxfield (Spring Software Lead), & Henry Shi (Technical Writter)