Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) Team


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


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

Alan
Han

Nick
Loffredo

Jason
King

Ryan
McBee

James
Scholl

Luke
McBee




Jessica
Chin

Carolyn
Lewelling

David
Bustamante

Sreyas
Mirthipati


Not Pictured: Samuel Deghuee, Kyla Hayes, David Bustamante, John Brankamp, Nick Loffredo, Richard Shen, Romita Biswas, & Xi Wu

Mechanical Team

Mechanical Team


Amandeep
Singh

Rohit
Srivastava

Alex
Gebhardt

Joe
Pejril

Jacob
Cottrell

Jonathan
Kline

Reed
Trende


Seth
Emond

Enlee
Choo

Monica
Mah

Logan
Walters

Ben
Hutchins


Tyler
Stagge

Not Pictured: Joshua Berg, Alex Ruffino, Teal Dowd, Dan Schillizi, Katie Mao, Jacob Cottrell, & Bayley Clausen

Software Team

Software Team


Andrew
Bostock

Kartik
Yadav

Brandon
Stewart

Samuale
Yigrem

Ian
Sibley

Zidaan
Dutta



Yuqin
Duan



Kendal
Norman


Not Pictured: Matthew Molo, Ben Maxfield, Mimansa Verma, Kendal Norman, Dominic Miller, Keith Aylwin, Dimple Dhawan, Ajay Gopakumar, & Charles Li

Administrative Team

Administrative Team


Matt Molo
Fall Software Lead

Joshua Berg
Fall Mechanical Lead

Carolyn Lewelling
Sponsorship Coordinator

Alex Ruffino
Spring Mechanical Lead

Kyle Rakos
Captain

Luke McBee
Electrical Lead

Not Pictured: Sanay Shah (Vice-Captain), Ben Maxfield (Spring Software Lead), & Henry Shi (Technical Writter)