EE380 Computer Systems Colloquium

Inventing the Inventor: Transforming a Generation of Minecraft Players Into Engineers
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Gates B01
Mark Pavlyukovskyy (
Abstract / Description: 

Technology influences every part of our lives, and children grow up digital natives. But this proximity does not guarantee an understanding or grasp of the underlying workings of the machines we use. We saw that kids today are great consumers, but not great creators of technology. We wanted to change that. And make it fun.

If you love the idea of empowering kids and teaching them to tap their inner inventor, join us, share your ideas, support our work, and help make it happen.


After graduating with a Molecular Biology degree from Princeton, Mark realized that he should be creating with bits and atoms rather than cells and test tubes. He is making tools to empower the next generation to start creating at an earlier age.