STEM Events

What is said about STREAMWORKS events:

  • Challenging; yet, fun!
  • Exciting, engaging, and the best part – Educational!
  • STREAMWORKS events help support local industry workforce needs and education
  • Affordable!
  • Important STEM educator professional development & certification

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Introductory MATE Educator Workshop


This workshop will focus on the introductory SCOUT competition level. Participants in this workshop will assemble the SeaMATE Store PufferFish kit of parts and a frame for an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Event Price: $350
Event Dates: July 10th - 11th, 2023

STEM Educator 2-Day Robotics Workshop


This workshop will introduce teachers to the world of STEM Robotics designed for land, air, and water platforms.

Event Price: $250
Event Dates: July 17th - 18th, 2023

Beginning in late January of each year, STREAMWORKS transitions into the MATE Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) season and regional events. The MATE organization provides students with the challenge of working closely with a team to build an ROV to complete real-world tasks within a competitive setting against other teams. STREAMWORKS collaborates with MATE to provide students with mentorship, while helping to prepare them for competition day. Challenges address the real-world concern of pollution and climate change in our waters, inspiring participants to come up with innovative solutions through the building and programming of an ROV.

In June and July, STREAMWORKS hosts summer camps designed to teach students the fundamental STEM skills necessary for robotics. Engaging activities designed to help students understand core concepts in coding and engineering will allow participants to build and improve STEM skills. Students will be able to ask questions and receive feedback from the experienced staff, as well as learn from other campers through teamwork. During their time at camp, students will be tasked with developing innovative solutions to problems, pushing them to not only build skills in STEM, but also expand their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Following summer events, STREAMWORKS will begin preparing for and hosting the Robot Drone League (RDL) season, which runs from September to January. RDL is a STREAMWORKS initiative in which teams of students are challenged with building a robot and programming a drone to collaboratively complete tasks. RDL emphasizes the importance of engineering, programming and teamwork, and aligns with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to ensure that students are applying what is learned in the classroom. In addition, RDL encourages students to think creatively as they design and program their robots and drones to complete tasks.

STREAMWORKS, located at East Tennessee State University at Valleybrook in Gray, TN, is an educational organization dedicated to providing students and educators with exciting opportunities globally to participate in project-based programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities.

Please contact the Executive Director of STREAMWORKS, Dennis Courtney, regarding any questions at