UROPs in Mobile Computing and Educational Technology

MIT App Inventor has opening for UROPs this summer. App Inventor is a Web-based development environment for creating original apps for Android smartphones and tablets. The system is intended for people without programming experience, such as high school and middle school students, college non-computer science students, and hobbyists.

Our group runs a large-scale public Web service, with 3,000,000+ users, that lets people all over the world create their own mobile applications, and lets schools all over the world include mobile computing in school curriculum.

UROP projects can range anywhere from developing new curriculum and programming language features and trying these with kids and teachers, to doing critical systems development and design work on a global-scale Web service for millions of users.

We're looking for people who are interested in educational technology and who also have skills in Java, Javascript and Android SDK. Experience with the Android OS would be a definite plus.

Contact Hal Abelson at hal@mit.edu for more information.