Karen Lang Pic

Karen Lang

Education and Business Development Manager, MIT App Inventor

Karen Lang works as the Education and Business Development Manager for MIT App Inventor. In that role, Karen advocates for the use of App Inventor as a tool to enable people, young and old, to become active creators of technology. Prior to joining the App Inventor team in 2015, Karen spent much of the past twenty years as an educator, focused on Computer Science education. Karen has taught in the US and around the world – at high schools in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and in England. She also acted as technology coordinator at American international schools in Venezuela and Hungary. She taught Computer Science for eleven years at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science in Worcester, MA, USA where her focus always was to expose students to the possibilities of becoming technological innovators. As an educator, Karen developed curricula, trained teachers, and presented at various conferences on Computer Science education. Karen also served as the 9-12 Representative for the U.S. Computer Science Teachers Association Board of Directors for five years, where she was able to contribute and advocate for Computer Science education on a national level. Prior to her educational career, Karen spent ten years as a software engineer, where her passion for technology as a means of innovation and creativity grew.