1. Introduction

The 2018 STEM Guitar Summer Institute is funded through a National Science Foundation NSF project (NSF ATE#1700531 The STEM guitar Project); and previous grants: LEAD with GUITARS in STEM (NSF ATE #1304405, & #0903336). This project is designed to help faculty increase their students' interest and engagement in the study of and learning of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles, practices, and careers through guitar design and building. The 2018 Summer Institute is open to all STEM subject area educators, primarily focused in the 9-12 High school grade level, community college levels and freshman/sophomore university instruction. Participants selected for this summer’s institute will join the existing cohort of STEM Guitar Institute Fellows. The Institute Fellows are made up of educators from around the country who are teaching their STEM content using the guitar as a focus. The Fellows contribute to the project’s curriculum and assessment and help each other with project implementation.
 If you are interested in participating in one of this summer’s institutes and becoming a STEM Guitar Institute Fellow. There are several steps to make a successful application:
1. Fill out the personal application.  This application can be saved and returned to complete using the same device.  Please book mark the page to insure you can return to the finish the application and upload the participation agreement. Only one participant application can be submitted per computer / device, this allows you to return to the application to finish.  

2. Download and complete the 2018 GBI STEM Guitar Participation Agreement (http://guitarbuilding.org/GBIparticipationagreement) The agreement does require an administrators signature to be complete.
3. Upload the the GBI participation agreement as part of your application.  Return to the survey using the same device (using your bookmarked location) and upload the agreement (any image file or scan that clearly shows the document is acceptable).

Priority selection for all 2018 Summer Institutes (those that will be held in June to August 2018) will be on March 1, 2018. Award letters for ALL SUMMER Institute Fellows will be sent starting March 21, 2018 or until the institute fellowship slots are filled. All Institute Fellows will receive resource   materials and financial incentives. Fellows will have access to the project’s STEM curriculum, which are aligned to the Common Core and Next Gen Science Standards using guitar building concepts.

The curriculum materials are self-contained including instructor resources, training videos, quizzes/assessments and other valuable references. Also, each Fellow will receive lunch (or an allowance will be included in the stipend) every day, a stipend of $250 to help cover out of pocket expenses for the Institute, as well as the custom electric guitar built during the five-day institute. The Institute fellows will be asked to develop a Modular Learning Activity (MLA), and complete other post-Institute follow-up activities. A kickoff webinar in May 2018 will be a required attendance.

All links to the online surveys will be provided. Fellows will facilitate distribution and collection of student consent, assent, (and/or waivers), as well as parent consent forms
IMPORTANT: You need to upload your 2018 GBI STEM Guitar Participation Agreement and fill out this online application form for your Institute application  to be considered  complete.

Email contact for Questions: info@guitarbuilding.org or Thomas.Singer