Dr. David Valentine, Slippery Rock University, USA
Awardee, first Intel Microgrant for Parallelism
Making Parallelism Nifty
Dr. Valentine said at SIGCSE 2011 in Dallas that "good instructional materials begin with a brilliant, engaging assignment." He used some of the insights and examples generated at dallas and in his classes to come up with a succesful Intel Parallelism Microgrants proposal to apply the investigative model used with Intel Parallel Studios to some of the ACM SIGCSE Nifty assignments, based on the work of Nick Parlante of Stanford University. Dr. Valentine will apply his Micorgant for Parallelism to help generate an educational "package" showing how to parallelize the Nifty assignments.
Watch this broadcast recorded live, May 3, 2011 at 10AM PDT to find out more about Dr. Valentine's strategies for introducing parallelism into the curriculum as well as to learn more about our continuing microgrants program and how you can apply.