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STEM Guitar Project Receives National Attention

Posted on: May 18, 2017
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During the week of May 8, 2017, students at the John Lazares Alternative School participated in the National Science Foundation STEM Guitar Project conducted by Sinclair Community College.

Fifteen students from eight different school districts, including three from the Waynesville area, Kraig Fouts, Nicholas Reynolds, and Tyler Youtsey, took part in an intense five day guitar design/build project. Each student built his/her own custom electric guitar and engaged in student centered learning activities that relate the guitar design to specific math, science and engineering topics. Each student also received an hour long session of guitar lessons each day. The students left this week-long experience with their custom-made guitars and curriculum modules with short term assessments. A huge thank you to Tom Singer and his staff from Sinclair Community College.