Mission Statement

The Pre-Engineer summer class at Pasadena City College (PCC) Math/Science Upward Bound (MSUB) introduces students to the field of engineering. The program provides  the students with their own personal robotics kit, each with a cost value of about $500 per kit. Mr. Orrin Barrow, instructor of the Pre-Engineering program, says, “The reason for this program is to use robotics to bring the life to mathematics.” 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant,Ryan N. Smith, Ph.D. from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, comes in to encourage the class once every other week about robotics. These students are also training to be mentors to students in elementary schools in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).