Lars is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University. He does research on Epistemic Cognition, Game Based Learning, Computer Science Education topics and manages the CAVE, a collaborative instructional computer lab he built for the Rutgers Computer Science Department in 2010. He is a founding member of CSERG, the Computer Science Education Research Group at Rutgers University, where research and outreach efforts work to improve Computer Science education at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2013, Lars organized and ran CSUGS, the Computer Science Unofficial Gaming Seminar, where talented undergrads came together to learn video game design and rapid prototyping in order to create their own video games. This led to the creation of COGS, the Creation of Games Society at Rutgers University.
Lars is a member
of the Central New Jersey CSTA
chapter, where he acts as Rutgers University's CSTA Liaison. This semester (Spring 2023) he is teaching Python
Methodologies (16:137:552) at the Graduate School of
New Brunswick and Introduction to Computer Science (01:198:111) for
the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences.
Lars Sorensen holds degrees in Computer Science and Psychology and is currently working towards his PhD in Educational Psychology with a research focus on Epistemic Cognition as well as Gaming and Education. He enjoys reading books and comics when he should be studying, playing video games and watching movies (It's part of his research!), riding his bike, and watching too much NFL, NHL and NCAA basketball.
Member of: ACM, SIGCSE, CSS, and CSTA
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