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.

Pioneers in Engineering Welcome Week Events!

If you are looking for ways to get involved in PiE as a college student, head over to our Join PiE Staff webpage to get more information about our Welcome Week events and our infosessions!

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

News and Updates

Congratulations to the 2015 PiE Alumni Scholarship Recipients!

We’re happy to announce the recipients of the 2015 PiE Alumni Scholarship, including four $100 finalists and the $1500 ...

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PiE 2015 Competition Awards

Congratulations Albany and Head Royce, the winners of the 2015 Competition!

It's been quite a semester. We were happy ...

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New Livestreaming Systems!

You might have noticed that PiE has been livestreaming each of our season events this year! That’s correct, we ...

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