Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

Use educational affordances of robotics to create CS-STEM opportunities for all learners


The Robotics Academy has ongoing programs from coding and computational thinking using popular Robotics platforms, micro-credential courses that center around the important knowledge and skills needed for Robotics Technicians, and International partnerships with educational organizations. 

All programs are delivered through our Learning Management System ( where you can create free accounts and track progress. Our programs utilize a "train-the-trainer" model where we offer professional development to make sure that educators are completely comfortable before running the program. 


Certified K-12 Robotics Programs

From Coding and Computational thinking courses to Introduction to Programming using the most popular Robotics Platforms available on the market (e.g. LEGO SPIKE Prime, LEGO MINDSTORMS, VEX V5, VEX IQ, and Arduino). We offer free or inexpensive curricula for physical and virtual robots that are all tested with educators, and have been shown to help students reach learning gains in proportional math, coding, and computational thinking in our NSF-funded research. 

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Certified Workforce Development Programs

Preparing new and upcoming workers for the workforce is imperative if we want them to succeed in the fast-paced world of technology and robotics. With a focus on equity and improving access/removing barriers, the Robotics Academy works with partners in community organizations to implement programs to introduce students to the necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSA) that they need to succeed in careers like Robotics Technicians so that they can build, maintain, and troubleshoot robots.

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Outreach Programs

Whether it's providing workshops, helping with competitions, or helping scouts earn their robotics merit badges, CMRA participates in outreach events in and around the Pittsburgh region to help spread and excite students about STEM and CS. 

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Whether you are a non-profit educational institution, school, career & technical center, or a for-profit educational group, we would love to figure out ways to work together. If your goals, mission, or vision align with what we do, then you help with our mission. Take look at our partnerships page to learn more. 

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