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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Do you have an excellent secondary math or science teacher in your building? If so, make sure to nominate them through the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. See the details from PAEMST below.

The 2014–2015 nomination period for 7–12 grade mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program is currently open. PAEMST is the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST program authorizes the President to bestow up to 108 awards each year. NSF administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Presidential awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). PAEMST’s most recent cohort of awardees even had the opportunity to meet with President Barack Obama.

Please consider nominating a talented teacher using the PAEMST website today. The 2014–2015 nomination deadline is April 1, 2015, and the application deadline is May 1, 2015. Applications will be available on the PAEMST website on November 1, 2014.

In addition, we hope that you will help expand the pool of outstanding teachers that apply for this award. Please find sample social media messaging below to help you easily share this opportunity with your personal network.

Should you have any questions about the program or the nomination process, please contact info@paemst.org or 855–723–6780.