About

MISSION

Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) promotes STEM education through a mentorship-based process. We strongly believe that no student should be denied a quality STEM education experience.

Helpful college mentors

PiE runs a decal which trains a group of dedicated mentors consisting of current and past Berkeley students who are ready and willing to help the students

Low cost for schools

Because PiE creates everything in the competition and has a group of wonderful sponsors, we can keep costs low which lowers the barrier to entry for Bay Area schools

Dedicated club members

A group of talented students who make everything happen from the game design to the software to the the logistical planning and community outreach


Leadership

Vasti Orbach

Software Director

Esther Sue

Programs Director

Abhinav Vedati

Director

Brian Whitney

Corporate & Public Relations Director

Justin Hsu

Hardware Director

Qi Li Yang

Software Director

Project Managers

Alexander DeRouen

Shepherd PM

Sameem Saleem

Atlas PM

Victoria Lee

Dawn PM

Brandon Wong

Runtime PM

Jisung Kang

Runtime PM

Emily Chin

Atlas PM

Wendy Qi

Shepherd PM

Paul Tran

Edu PM

Brian Ellis

Mechanical PM

All Other Staff

Mehul Gandhi

Shepherd

Ricky Liu

Electrical

Jason Bowens

CPR

Manrooshree Patel

Edu

Connor McSeveney

Electrical

Jacob Bueno

Shepherd

Ian Leung

Shepherd

Jesus Medina Robledo

Shepherd

Max Boston

Atlas

Sultan Badri

Atlas

Adam Loo

Shepherd

Nia Nasiri

Dawn

Madeeha Khan

Edu

Michelle Cheung

CPR

Samuel Berkun

Shepherd

Jason Bowens

CPR

Matthew Harrigan

Advisor | Advisor | Accenture

Aldric Gozon

Andrew Fan

Akshit Dewan

Bryant La

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Max Gu

Helen Zhao Chen

Ben Liao

Corey Williams

Jonathan Atkins

IXL

Hailey Jang

Alex Wong

IXL

Angela Kwon

Code.org

Scott Numamoto

Advisor | Render

Seiya Ono

Advisor | Pure Storage

Matthew Chang

Abacus.AI

Tomoya Ogura

Advisor | Captricity

Xiao Yu Fu

Founder | Univ. of Calgary

Vanathi Ganesh

Advisor | Microsoft

Amy Fu

Google

Humphrey Hu

Carnegie Mellon

Samuel Fung

ThinkTank

Douglas Hutchings

Advisor | UC Berkeley

Ryan Julian

Advisor | University of Southern California

Robert Luan

Advisor | Apple

Allen Li

Advisor | Facebook

William Li

Advisor | Sparks

Winston Long

Advisor

Huda Khayrallah

Johns Hopkins

Nikita Kitaev

Advisor | UC Berkeley

Peter Nakamoto

Think Surgical

John Wang

May Mobility

Dennis Wai

Advisor | Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Baladitya Yellapragada

UC Berkeley

Jared Porter

Phasespace

Daniel Lee

Advisor | Google

Or Weizman

Yelp

Pieter Abbeel

Professor

George Anwar

Lecturer

PiE Foundation

Mission

The Pioneers in Engineering Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote STEM education through an exciting, mentor-based process.

Donate

Donations to PiE are tax-deductible subject to federal and state charitable giving rules. If you would like to make a donation, please donate online now or email foundation@pierobotics.org to arrange your gift.

Board of Directors and Executive Officers

The PiE Foundation is led by a board of current and former PiE members.

Executive Officers

CEO: Helen Zhao Chen
Treasurer: Jehan Yang
Secretary: Winston Long

Board Members

Ben Liao
Jessica Au
Alan Zhang
Dennis Wai
Seiya Ono
Briana Niu
William Li
James Hulett
Xiao-Yu Fu

Acknowledgement

In 2015, Pioneers in Engineering obtained 501(c)(3) nonprofit status with the help of Michael M. Rosen of Fish and Richardson


Tax Information

EIN 47-4554504

IRS Determination Letter

Contact Us

Pioneers in Engineering Foundation

707 N Henry Ave

San Jose, CA 95117

foundation@pierobotics.org