PiE Annual Report and Competition

Pioneers in Engineering
1 min readNov 4, 2021

Written by PiE Team on Oct 31, 2015

We are happy to share with you the recently published 2014–15 PiE Annual Report.

Year 7 was a successful year in many respects, with accomplishments including:

- The Prep Program held a successful Mindstorm Maze Programming Challenge with Community Day High School and Ralph Bunche High School.

- The first robotics challenge that involves an actuated field, designed by PiE staff. It includes a rotating turntable and button-activated gates.

- The first Robotics Competition in which PiE offered a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior. This was awarded to Pedro Becerra of Community Day School.

With each year, we look forward to taking on new challenges and continuously improving our programs by building on past experience. Year 8 is no exception. In addition to introducing an off-season competition, we are returning to producing an in-house robotics kit as well as exploring opportunities to share our outreach model with other UC campuses.

Just two weeks ago on October 17th, we successfully hosted our inaugural Fall Competition for 9 high schools at Hearst Mining Memorial Building. Congratulations to Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center for being the champions of our off-season competition!

Needless to say, our 2015–2016 season is well underway and we cannot wait to invite all of our high school students to compete in the 2016 Robotics Competition in the spring.



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