Appalachian Highlands MATE Underwater Robotics Event
May 2nd, 2020
Kingsport Aquatic Center

The 18th Annual MATE (Marine Advanced Technical Education) International Competition will be hosted in Tennessee June 20th – 22nd, 2019

Kingsport Aquatic Center

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“Spare Parts Movie”


Registration Now Open!

2019 CAMP Line Up

Super Hero Robotics Camp 4 – 8 grade

LEGO Jr. Robotics Camp 1 – 4 grade

Camp Awesome! – Girls Coding Camp 4 – 8 grade

SUMO Robotics 4 – 8 grade

Underwater Robotics Academy 4 – 8 grade

Robot Drone League Camp 4 – 8 grade

Registration Now Open for  Robot Drone League Fall, September 6th – December 14th 2019!

Contact or call Dennis Courtney at 423.579.4083

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The Twenty Under 20 recognition presents a way for students to be recognized for their amazing achievements in academics, community service, leadership, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

2019 Award Recipients  20under20


2020 Gala Event Announcement Coming Soon!

STREAMWORKS, Powered by Eastman in Education and the Eastman Foundation presents the 2019 Appalachian  Highlands Twenty Under 20 Awards which celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of twenty individuals who are age 20 and under. These superlatives have demonstrated exemplary achievements in community service, entrepreneurial, leadership, academics, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).

A recognition dinner event is scheduled for March 2020. Nominee submission forms can be requested via email at


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Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

Start your LEGO team

It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr.* is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Build your team one brick at a time!

The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for technical careers.

Go Big Blue Challenge!

MultiGP is a global, professional, drone racing league with over 1000 chapters internationally including locations such as Australia, Asia, South Africa and Europe. There are no other drone racing leagues with the amount of registered pilots found within our community. Want to get started?

Zip Zap Into STEM!

The Robot Drone League (RDL) competition gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of the engineering design process and learning how to code thru this exciting game of robots and drones.

Created by an award-winning team at MIT, BioBuilder offers new ways to teach, learn, and explore cutting-edge science and engineering.

Lets Bio Build!