Pioneers in Engineering Robotics Mentoring DeCal

Inspire high school students through STEM

Become a mentor for a high school robotics team. Be a role model for local students as you guide them in building a robot for PiE’s Robotics Competition. Through our class, you’ll learn what you need to know to be a mentor and help build the robot.

Find out more at our info sessions:

Infosession #1

Jan 27, Monday 6:30 - 7:30

Dwinelle 179

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Infosession #2

Jan 30, Thursday 6:30 - 7:30

145 McCone Hall

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No Experience Required, All Majors Welcome

What will you learn?

  1. How to guide high school students in the robotics competition
  2. How to work with the robotics kit
  3. How to analyze and breakdown the competition
  4. How to inspire high school students through STEM


  • Enroll in our DeCal class for 2 units, P/NP.
  • Choose to attend section on either (not both):
    • Monday 6 PM - 8, 210 Jacobs Hall
    • Thursday 6 PM - 8, 145 McCone Hall
  • Meet with your team for two hours each week during our 9-week competition.
  • Come to PiE Robotics Competition events at UC Berkeley on select weekend season events.
  • Help students at worksessions at O'Brien Hall Breezeway (2nd floor).
  • Check out our syllabus.
  • Grab the CCN by coming to an infosession or attending the first day of class.

First Week of Class

  • Monday 2/3 OR Thursday 2/6

If you miss the first week of class and would still like to join, email or come talk to us at DeCal.

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What does mentoring look like?

"I learned loads about robot design and . . . general engineering principles that I wouldn't have otherwise." Christian Pedersen, 1st year, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
"The smiles on my students' faces and their desire to participate next year made my PiE experience fulfilling." Albert Lu, 1st year, Bioengineering
"Mentoring for PiE is the perfect opportunity to gain teaching experience . . . and apply what I learned in my engineering classes at Cal." Jessica Miller, 2nd year, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science