Bay Area Education Outreach by UC Berkeley Students

Pioneers in Engineering is a non-profit organization that provides a quality STEM learning experience for students in underserved Bay Area high schools. Our primary services are a year-long mentorship program called Prep and an annual 8-week robotics competition. For just $100 per team, we provide a robotics kit that's fully designed and developed in-house, as well as trained college student mentors for each team.

Scholarship Applications Extended To This Friday @ 5PM!

Applications for our first PiE alumni-funded scholarship is due this Friday, April 18th at 5PM. Check out our scholarship for application details and online form.

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

Get Involved!

High Schools

If you are a student, teacher, or parent from an East Bay or SF Peninsula high school, learn how to start a team here!

UC Berkeley Students

UC Berkeley students can get involved by becoming a member of PiE Staff or mentoring a team.


Make a difference in your community by volunteering with PiE.

Non-Berkeley College Students

With your help, PiE will be able to grow outside of the East Bay. Find out how you can support schools in your area by emailing

News and Updates

PiE 2014 Scholarship Extended!

We have extended the deadline for the inaugural PiE Alumni Scholarship to 5p PST on Friday, April 18.  

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Why the 2014 Robotics Competition Almost Didn’t Happen

PiE Robotics Competition Kickoff is always an exciting event, and this year was no exception.  Teams met their mentors, received ...

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Pioneers in Engineering is proud to announce its inaugural PiE Alumni Scholarship!

PiE has grown in various ways over the last six years. We have expanded our season by a week, doubled ...

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