Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through an exciting, mentorship-based process. PiE is a student outreach organization based in UC Berkeley and was founded in 2008 by members of Tau Beta Pi. We strongly believe that no student should be denied a quality STEM education experience.
Two or three college students are assigned to mentor each high school team, guiding them through the engineering process of building a competition robot. This course is designed to provide mentors with the hands-on training, technical skills, and mentoring experience they will need to guide their team through the competition season. Classes will consist of hands-on activities, presentations, and discussions. Office hours can be scheduled with facilitators for additional assistance.
Sections are two hours per week, plus two hours of mentoring per week, and additional season events throughout the semester.
Students will be graded based on attendance, homework and participation in mentoring activities.
To pass the course, students must complete the homework, abide by the mentoring policy outlined below, and cannot miss more than 2 sections, and cannot miss more than 1 event.
Finally, as DeCal mentors, students who take the course must keep in mind that they are UC Berkeley volunteers meaning that they must abide by the volunteer’s code of conduct. A copy of the code of conduct can be found here. Accordingly, Decal mentors who are disrespectful to their high school team or break any terms of the code of conduct could receive a no pass for the course. High school teams, which consists of students and teachers, will also be providing us feedback regarding your performance as a mentor.
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