Start a Team

Applications for the PiE 2014 competition are now closed! 

How to Start a Team

  1. Form a team. In the past, we've had teams as small as 4 and as large as 20. We suggest keeping teams to no more than 12 students so everyone will have a chance to contribute to the robot.
  2. Find a teacher who is willing to help you (possibly your math/science/computer science teacher). In the past, we've had both very hands-off teachers (who just supervise you as you work in their classroom after school and act as moral support during Final Competition) and more hands-on teachers (who give advice on robot design and teach you concepts). It is up to you how involved you want your teacher to be, but we do need you to have a teacher to sponsor your team.
  3. Fill out the application. Applications for the PiE 2014 competition are closed, but look for our application for next year!
  4. Cross your fingers and wait for a response! Since there is a very large interest in PiE, we do not have the resources to support every team who submits an application. Selection is based largely on accessibility (we need to be able to send mentors to your school every week) and the quality of your application (show that you have a very passionate team). Good luck!

Team Requirements

In order to be a successful team, you need to be able to fulfill these basic requirements:

For Teachers and Team Leaders

Here are some resources to help you get a team together:

2014 Season Schedule

Event Date
Team Applications Open November 1, 2013
Team Applications Due November 30, 2013
Kickoff March 1, 2014
Game Day March 8, 2014
Design Reviews March 17-21, 2014
Scrimmage April 13, 2014
Final Competition April 26-27, 2014