Want to help out? Here at PiE, we don't have an application process. Rather, we firmly believe that any UC Berkeley student who is interested in our club has something to offer, whether community-wise, project-wise, or anything else that we can't think of ourselves! Simply fill out the forms or come check out worksession and we'll get you started!
|Wednesday 7 - 9 PM||O'Brien 212 (Annoucements), then O'Brien 101 or O'Brien Breezeway 2nd Floor (depending on team) [map]|
|Saturday 1 - 3 PM||O'Brien 101 or O'Brien Breezeway 2nd Floor (depending on team) [map]|
Interested in participating in PiE's mission by becoming a mentor and role model for a team of high school students? PiE RC DeCal, offered every spring, offers just that!
Mechanical, Electrical, Software
Game Design, Events, Schools
Mentorship, Workshops, Metrics
Business, Web Applications, Staff
We are looking for professors and industry professionals to volunteer at our events. You can help us by being a judge at our Design Reviews and/or Final Competition.
Please contact us at presentati[email protected]
We require each high school team to give a presentation to a panel of professors and industry professionals during the first few weeks of the competition season. The purpose of the reviews is to encourage high school students to present their ideas and to receive feedback on their design.
At Final Competition, teams can earn awards for superior mechanical, electrical, and software robot design. We invite professors and industry professionals to judge these designs and decide on an award winner in each category.
Absolutely not! You can see the slides from our infosession here, and read through this page for some basic info about Pioneers in Engineering.
There is no application to get involved with Pioneers in Engineering. We do have a few forms for you to fill out, which you can view here. However, these forms are not an application - they're for you to set up your PiE account and start doing cool stuff with us! You can drop off these forms at one of our worksessions, or pick up pre-printed copies there.
Nope! Plenty of PiE staff are non-engineers - we have Computer Science majors, Cognitive Science majors, Biology majors, Econ majors, and more! We encourage people to explore projects that aren't necessarily related to their field of study.
PiE members help out on a volunter basis. We don't expect you to always show up nor will we disqualify you. Help out when you can, wherever you can. However, if you agree to do a time-sensitive task, please try to complete the task promptly, or talk to your PM about reassigning it.
PiE is one of those clubs that frankly don't care who you are, how cool you are, what your GPA is, nor what your qualifications are. We are open to training and assisting anyone who is willing to help and to learn. If you think you are struggling to learn the skills needed or to commit enough time, talk to your PM about it for advice, or talk to leadership about it. There is always a need for more people who are willing to serve.
A lot, and when considering the possibilities, countless. PiE, in whatever project, event, or any other scenario, always has a need waiting to be filled. Again, it doesn't matter what you know; we'll train you and offer guidance. Read our project descriptions for exciting work that could expand the impact PiE has.
First off, leadership will not judge you for your ideas. Your ideas will be appreciated and possibly even supported. PiE is an organization that can only grow if we have new ideas, new people, new vision.
Our worksessions are every Wednesday from 7 - 9 PM and every Saturday from 1 - 3 PM. We meet in O'Brien Hall - typically in 212 O'Brien or the Breezeway. You can also frequently find us in our clubroom, 101 O'Brien, whether or not we have worksession. 101 can be a little tricky to find the first time around - let us know if you need help!