1. Introduction

The 2018 STEM Guitar Summer Institute is funded through a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education  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 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 levels, community college levels and freshman/sophomore university instruction. Participants selected for this summer’s institutes 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 requires an administrator's signature to be complete.  Any image file or scan that clearly shows the document is acceptable.
IMPORTANT: You need to upload your 2018 GBI STEM Guitar Participation Agreement at the end of this survey for your application  to be considered  complete.

Applications have to be submitted on or before April 20, 2018. Award letters for ALL SUMMER Institute Fellows will be sent starting April 27, 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 include instructor resources, training videos, quizzes/assessments and other valuable references. Also, each Fellow will receive a stipend of $250 to help cover out of pocket expenses for the Institute, daily lunch (or a lunch allowance included in the stipend), as well as the custom electric guitar built during the five-day institute.

Institute fellows will be asked to develop a Modular Learning Activity (MLA), and complete other post-Institute follow-up activities. A required-attendance, kickoff webinar, will be held on May 11, 2018.

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.

Email contact for Questions: info@guitarbuilding.org
or thomas.singer@sinclair.edu.