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.

Welcome to 2016 Pioneers in Engineering Robotics Competition!

The Team Application for PiE 2016 Robotics Competition is now released! Click here to fill out an application

Application Deadline extended to December 7th!

2016 Season Schedule

Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change. Final dates will be sent along the Team Registration Packet during the fall.

Event Date
Kickoff February 27, 2016
Game Day March 5, 2016
Design Reviews March 14-18, 2016
Scrimmage April 9, 2016
Final Competition April 23-24, 2016

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

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