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Call for the Presidential Awards for Excellence 
in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)!

The PAEMST program is pleased to announce that nominations and applications for the 2022–2023 application cycle are open!

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics teaching. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of STEM education. Since 1983, more than 5,200 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to STEM education. Up to 108 teachers are recognized each year. Presidential Awardees receive: • A certificate signed by the President of the United States • A trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities • A $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation • Access to a network of award-winning teachers from across the country Who Can Nominate? Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public—may nominate exceptional science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics teachers. NOMINATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2023 Who Can Apply? Secondary school science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics teachers (7–12) can apply this year. Elementary school teachers (K–6) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle. APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 6, 2023 To nominate or apply, visit: www.paemst.org The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

David Upegui (2017 | Science | Rhode Island) receiving his Presidential Award at the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

No Need to Renew until Spring 2023!

We have several types of memberships - pre-service, current educator, and former educator.  We welcome educators of science at all levels. If you are new to RISTA, we welcome you to join us and attend professional development events, network with other science educators, and stay informed with our bi-monthly update. Join today! Membership is FREE for the 2022-2023 school year. 

An administrator can purchase our Institutional Membership for faculty at their school. This membership allows flexibility of who can attend our events and conferences at the member rate.  For each event, up to 5 educators can attend with an institutional membership. Administrators will receive updates and event announcements to pass along to their faculty.  To purchase an institutional membership, click here.


RISTA Executive Board

Amanda Carlino-Lanoie - President

Audrey Miguel - Treasurer

Jay Fogleman and Kathy Jessen Eller - Co-Secretaries

Board Members

Helaine Hager, Mary Colannino, Kathryn Eller, Rudolf Kraus,

Cathy Long, Elaine Magyar, Audrey Miguel, and Tiffany Risch

RIDE Liaisons

Erin Escher and Carolyn Higgins

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