Competition Ready Teams
Competitions build leadership skills, develops technical skills, foster teamwork and provide students with great experiences to include on college applications. Moreover, corporations often offer internships to students from competitions. Students from underserved communities often lack exposure and schools lack resources to field a team for engineering competitions. The Engineer Factory work with professional engineers to build competition ready teams. In 2019 Engineer Factory took two teams from Inglewood & South LA to the International MATE Underwater Robotics Competition at Long Beach City College. The all-girl team won 2nd Place and beat more than 40 teams from schools throughout Southern California!
This summer was selected by the Air Force Association (AFA) to conduct a CyberCamp where we introduced students to cybersecurity fundamentals. The CyberCamp prepares participants to compete in CyberPatriot, a national cybersecurity contest.
Engineer Factory will convene Underwater Robotics and CyberPatriot teams to compete in 2023.
MATE ROV Competition
The MATE ROV Competition challenges students from across the U.S. and around the world to engineer ROVs to complete a set of mission tasks based on real-world, workplace scenarios. Our teams work from January to May when the So Cal regional competition takes place.
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air & Space Forces Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks.