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 mainly consist of hands-on activities and group discussions, with some short presentations mixed in as well. Office hours can be scheduled with facilitators for additional assistance.
Sections are two hours per week, plus two hours of mentoring per week.