Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) Team

The ROV Team began its ninth season with over 50 members! The team has made tremendous progress on the ROV designs the first semester and are now eagerly ready to manufacture the ROV. Checkout our our newsletter here. We are well on our way for the 2017 competition in Long Beach, CA. Designs for the MATE competition!


About The ROV Team

Maelstrom

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.

2016-2017 Team Pictures

Full Team Picture

Full Team


Electrical Team

Electrical Team


Rodolfo
Leiva

Samuel
Deghuee

Reshef
Elisha

Luke
McBee

Jason
King

James
Scholl


Ashay
Devanur

Jessica
Chin

Carolyn
Lewelling

Sreyas
Mirthipati

Alan
Han

Xi
Wu

Mechanical Team

Mechanical Team


Amandeep
Singh

Katie
Mao

Katie
Lothrop

Joe
Pejril

Joshua
Berg

Alex
Ruffino

Tyler
Stagge

Jonathan
Kline


Jiajun
An


Monica
Mah

Bayley
Clausen

Sanay
Shah

Alex
Gebhardt

Ben
Hutchins

Seth
Emond

Not Pictured: Teal Dowd

Software Team

Software Team


Joey
Danial

Zidaan
Dutta

Andrew
Bostock

Matt
Molo

Brandon
Stewart

Ben
Maxfield

Ryan
McBee

Sam
Jenkins

Ian
Sibley


Joel
Copi

Nathan
Glotzbach

Charles
Li

Mimansa
Verma

Yuqin
Duan

Ajay
Gopakumar

Samuale
Yigrem

Kendal
Norman


Administrative Team

Administrative Team


Matt Molo
Software Lead

Joshua Berg
Mechanical Lead

Carolyn Lewelling
Sponsorship Coordinator

Alex Ruffino
Vice Captain

Kyle Rakos
Captain

Luke McBee
Electrical Lead

Not Pictured: Henry Shi (Technical Writter)