Support Us

How Your Org Can Help

With our yearly fundraising goal of $75,000, Pioneers in Engineering is seeking support from corporations and philanthropic organizations. In addition, PiE appreciates and accepts gifts in the form of parts and tools to complete the robotics kits. Donations to PiE are 501(c)(3) tax-deductible.
If you would like more information about PiE and how to partner with us, please email [email protected]



Robotics Competition

Through our Robotics Competition program, we are able to provide robotics kits, parts, and mentors for 24 teams. Our program includes:

  • Competition field construction
  • Campus-mandated insurance
  • Room reservation fees
  • Funding for mentor transportation to school campuses
  • Tools available to teams when working on the UC Berkeley campus
  • Workshops

    We hold a number of workshops on and off Berkeley's campus, for high school students and Berkeley students alike. Our workshops are always free for participants, so funding comes out of our own budget. Your donations help us provide:

  • Trebuchet construction materials
  • Materials to fabricate a plywood gear kit for 90+ students
  • Printing to help schools hosting our workshops advertise
  • Passes to utilize campus spaces and resources to create workshop materials
  • Cost of Participation

    We ask teams for only a $100 entry fee in order to ensure that money is not a barrier to entry.

    Our budget is extremely efficient and cost-effective compared to most robotics competitions, which often require each team to spend thousands of dollars. Over $900 of our kit is subsidized by Pioneers in Engineering.

    Kit Cost

    What PiE Can Do For You


    As PiE is an organization with close ties to Tau Beta Pi, the staff and faculty of the College of Engineering, engineering honor societies, and about 27,000 undergraduate students at UC Berkeley, your support of the program is extremely visible to the community at and around UC Berkeley.

    We appreciate and recognize our sponsors in the form of posters, banners and logos, and t-shirts seen by thousands of members of the UC Berkeley community. In addition, sponsors are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend the competition day. If you would like more information about the benefits, please refer to Sponsorship Packet 2022-2023.pdf



    As of 2021-2022 competition year, Pioneers in Engineering would like to extend its thanks for the support granted by the following organizations. If you interested in becoming one of our sponsors and the benefits of being one, please refer to Sponsorship Packet 2022-2023.pdf

    Bronze Sponsor