Cara Friez is the Community Manager/Marketing Director for the Computer Science Student Network(CS2N), an online network for students of all ages and teachers to connect together and use engaging STEM activities designed to teach how to program robots, animations, web pages, and games. She works closely with the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy to spread the word to teachers, parents, students, and educators on the benefits of Robotics in the Classroom.
CS2N is a collaborative research project between Carnegie Mellon University (including the Robotics Academy) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) designed to increase the number of students pursuing advanced Computer Science and STEM degrees. CS2N is an online network for students and teachers to connect together and use engaging activities designed to teach how to program robots, animations, web pages, and games.
CS2N also includes tools for teachers/educators to create their own individual groups for students to join. Using the “groups” feature, teachers can track their students’ progress through every activity offered on the site. All of CS2N’s learning activities are designed to align with national educational standards.