Contribute to the Intel® AcademicProgram & EAPF Curriculum Lightning Round at SIGCSE 2013.
Now is the chance to let your voice be heard. We are accepting applications to particapte in the next EAPF/Intel Curriculum Lightning Round. This is a great way to swap ideas with your peers and showcase your innovative teaching ideas. It is alot of fun and there may be prize opportunities.
What is the Curriculum Lightning Round?
At SIGCSE 2013, we are looking to ignite attendees on the wide range of teaching content, tools, games and examples that can be used in the class room to introduce parallel, embedded & security concepts into computer and computational sciences at many levels.
Each presenter will get five minutes and five slides to demonstrate how they have brought these topics into their curriculum.
Who can apply?
This event is open to any SIGCSE attendee teaching, at the K-12, college or graduate level. You must be over 18 to participate.
How to apply?
Simply send one or two paragraphs describing the content for the 5 slides that you plan to show during the event to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Lightning Round in the subject.
Where and when will this be held?
The event will be held Thursday March 7, 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM in Governers 11
Abstracts are due end of day, Friday Feb 15. Don’t delay!
Particiapnts will be notified by email by Friday Feb. 22.
If selected to present, you will have 5 minutes and five slides to demonstrate how you have brought, or plan on bringing these topics into your curriculum.
All entries must include:
- Your name
- Your email
- A phone number where you can be reached while at SIGCSE
- The institution where you teach
- What classes this material would be best suited for (e.g. 1st year CS Data Structures class)
- A short paragraph detailing the specific topic, technique or problem will you address in your five minute lightning round
- A description of the 5 Slides you will present
How will decisions be made regarding presenters selected for the event?
The EAPF SIGCSE Committee will select participants based relevance, clarity, and creativity.
What are the fabulous prizes?
The first 15 people who submit appropriate content will receive a copy of Dr. Clay Breshears book, The Art of Concurrency: A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications.
Stay tuned for more prize info!
Is this award only for Computer Science instructors?
No. We welcome material applicable to a wide array of disciplines.
Example content ideas:
We welcome all entries and encourage you to use your knowledge and creativity. Below are some examples of great content ideas –What are yours?
- Describe how you parallelized the standard merge sort algorithm and how you introduced it into your classroom.
- Showcase a classroom exercise or homework assignment to describe a queue data structure in a parallel setting.
- Describe a game you used to illustrate parallel concepts.
- Present nifty ideas for applying robots to an intro data structures course.
- Explain how you use an in-class exercise on role management to motivate more advanced security concepts.
- One-screen demonstrations of what buffer overflows look like and how they get exploited maliciously
- Demonstrate how you use interpretive dance to explain data security (or most any topic in CS).
What is the EAPF?
The EAPF (Educational Alliance for a Parallel Future) is a working group of individuals from Industry, Academia and Research who collaborate on initiatives promoting the adoption of parallelism into the undergraduate Computer and Computaional Sciences curriculum as well as the promotion of innovative strategies for computional & problem based education.
What are the conditions?
Winners will be contacted by phone and e-mail and must be present at SIGCSE in order to win. All prizes must be picked up at the Intel booth by 12 pm, Saturday, March 9th, 2013.
All entries and subsequent material will be made available to a wide community under the terms of the Creative Commons license.
Intel reserves the right to use the entries in any fashion including the right to publicize entries and winners in promotional material. Intel reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value. Decisions of the judges are final.