adam j hartz

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Building 36-881
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 324-4391 (PGP Public Key)


i am a lecturer in the department of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. my primary involvement has been with the development and instruction of 6.01 (an introduction to engineering from the perspective of EE and CS, and one of the largest classes at the Institute [third-largest in the spring 2015 semester]). my main interests lie in teaching math, science, engineering, and computer programming, with an emphasis on design and problem solving; improving the way we teach these subjects; and developing new means of leveraging modern technologies to improve face-time with students.


i have been involved with development and instruction of the following courses at MIT:

in spring 2012, i was awarded the Carlton E. Tucker Award for Excellence in Teaching for my work with 6.01.


i grew up in rural Illinois (in the country near Princeton). my father teaches mathematics at Logan Junior High School, and my mother is a former math teacher (now retired) and currently owns Anne's Antiques. my elder brother also teaches math at Hononegah High School in Rockton, IL, where he is also the head coach of the boys track and field team.
i graduated with a in computer science and engineering from MIT in 2011, and with an m.eng in electrical engineering and computer science (again from MIT) in 2012.
i now live in Lexington, MA with my trusty feline companion Stronger, whom i adopted from MRFRS in 2009. i keep myself occupied in my free time by playing and writing music, programming, and reading.

The most reliable way to reach me is via email, at