High School Seniors: PiE Alumni Scholarship Announced For the Second Year!

High School Seniors: PiE Alumni Scholarship Announced For the Second Year!

PiE 2014 final scholarship recipient Alix receiving her award after final competition

After the successful debut of the PiE Alumni Scholarship last year, PiE alumni have been working to plan another scholarship this year! Thanks to the generosity of PiE alumni, this scholarship has been increased from $1000 to $1500 this year.

Alix Plascensia, who is PiE scholarship’s previous winner and a current freshman at UC Berkeley, states that the PiE Alumni Scholarship has helped a lot in terms of her education. Because of the scholarship, she could take some time off from her job and pursue her education ...

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RC DeCal: Preparing For Final Competition!

RC DeCal: Preparing For Final Competition!

Future mentors learned to come up with strategies to win a game.

Robotics competition, the biggest event in the PiE calendar, has been getting closer and closer. It is only weeks before the competition. To better prepare the participants for the competition, PiE created RC DeCal Spring 2015. Two weeks ago, Justin Jorge, who is the project manager for RC DeCal Spring 2015, enthusiastically shared some details about RC DeCal this year.

The RC DeCal team, which consists of five PiE staff, is responsible for training Cal students to be mentors for the high school students participating in PiE’s ...

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Hovercraft Project Debuts at Prep Fieldtrip

Hovercraft Project Debuts at Prep Fieldtrip

Around 20 Prep students from Community Day toured the UC Berkeley campus this Tuesday for the annual Prep field trip that occurs at end for the program. The goal of the field trip was to give students a first-hand experience to be on a college campus and experience the day-to-day life of a college student. 

PiE debuted the Hovercraft project as the last activity of the day, a project that several of PiE’s newest staff members have been working together on in preparation for the students’ visit. The goal of hovercraft was to introduce both high school students and ...

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Prep, An Amazing Way to Give Back

Prep, An Amazing Way to Give Back

In the figure above, Prep DeCal students and facilitators worked together to figure out a code to solve the maze challenge.

Prep has been an active and successful part of PiE for three years now. Recently, Manda Au, the Program Director of Prep, was excited to share some information about what has been going on in Prep so far.

For those who are unfamiliar, Prep has been taught as Berkeley DeCal class for two years. Like last year, the goal of this year's Prep is both giving hands on experience and teaching advanced programming as well as keeping students ...

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New CSUI Inside PiE

New CSUI Inside PiE

Above is a sneak peek of the new interface where users can send code right from an editor embedded in it.

Students who have used the current control system user interface (CSUI) have probably got frustrated by the problems in it. Though PiE has been using the control software PiEMOS in recent years, a more user-friendly control system user interface is currently being developed inside PiE. Allen Li, the project manager for CSUI, was excited to share some progress about the project he and his team members are currently working on. According to Allen, currently available user interface lacks ...

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