Transitions in the App Inventor education team: Tribute to Karen Lang, new MIT staff position

Karen Lang has left MIT to accept a new position working on computing education with Technovation. We at MIT App Inventor are sad at the departure, but we’re looking forward to continued work with Karen on empowering students through technology. Everyone who touches App Inventor has benefited immensely from Karen’s 5 year tenure at MIT: her direct work with students and teachers, her leadership of our K-12 curriculum, her supervision of MIT staff and students, and her representing MIT App Inventor at a raft of educational organizations. Even as Karen leaves, she is continuing work on a book on App Inventor to appear next year.

Karen: Thank you immensely and best wishes for continued success!

With Karen’s departure, we have an open research staff position on the MIT App Inventor team. We’re seeking an innovator in both educational computing curriculum and educational computing technology, someone who can continue the path of student empowerment through computational thinking that Karen has blazed.

You can learn more about the position and apply for it at Searching under job openings for “curriculum developer” or for position number 19308.


I wish her all the best in her new career but she will surely be missed. I hope you will find another innovator soon.