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The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

  • 10/05/2022
  • 01/09/2023
  • www.paemst.org

Call for Nominations!

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.


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