Tennessee Tech University is pleased to announce a series of NSF funded faculty development workshops for introducing Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) in early CS/CE curriculum. The workshops are targeted for faculty from 2 & 4 year colleges who do not have PDC expertise and teach, and/or plan to teach, early CS/CE classes.

Workshop Information

A block of rooms has been provided in the TownePlace Suites Cookeville at the rate of 89 USD per night. You may reserve your room in this block by clicking on the following link.

Book here

Be sure to select the nights you wish to stay for your workshop. By default, the link is set up for staying the entire two week period.

If you wish, there are other hotel options available in the city of Cookeville.


Tennessee Tech University is located in Cookeville, TN which is approximately 75 miles east of the Nashville Airport. We recommend renting a car for your stay, which will ease your commute to and from the workshop. If you choose to not rent a car however, there are several options available to you. Click here to see these options.

Your hotel, if you are staying at the Townhouse Suites, is located at 1250 Sams Rd. The easiest way to reach the hotel is to take I-40 E out of Nashville to the Exit 287 ramp. Turn right off the ramp, take the immediate right onto Bunker Hill Rd, then the first left onto Sams Rd.

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The workshops are conducted at Bruner Hall. You can use the campus map to reach Bruner Hall.


Workshop Timeline:

Date Application Status Information
June 17 – 21, 2019 Closed  Agenda
June 24 – 28,  2019 Closed  Agenda
Early Summer 2020 Opens Spring 2020
Late Summer 2020 Opens Spring 2020



  • Participants attend a 1-week summer faculty development workshop at Tennessee Tech University
    • June 17 – 21, 2019
    • June 24 – 28, 2019
  • Hands-on experience working with modules from previous successful PDC integration efforts
  • $2500 stipend for each participant paid in two installments ($1500 to defray the cost of attendance, and $1000 for implementation effort)
  • Application deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: May 7, 2019

Workshop Overview:

The workshop will provide intensive hands-on experience on using thread libraries to write parallel programs in C/C++ and Java. The participants will learn how to integrate PDC topics following best practices in introductory programming classes. They will also be introduced to our toolkit which aids in introducing these topics into their CS0/CS1/CS2 classes, as well as pedagogical methods to interest students in PDC concepts.

The goal of this workshop is to educate and form a community of skilled educators, who may then work together to develop new modules and methodologies that can be shared with the community.

Grant Restrictions:
US citizens, permanent resident, and a person with valid US work permit are eligible for the stipend.