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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2014 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND ENGINEERING MENTORING


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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) seek nominations of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated at least five years of excellence in mentoring students, trainees, and/or early career scientists and engineers from groups that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Groups that are underrepresented in STEM include women, people with disabilities, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, as well as individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds and certain geographic regions (i.e. urban and rural). The NSF is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Completed nomination packages are due by October 3, 2014.

Please review the call for nominations (NSF 14-567) and the associated Frequently Asked Questions document (NSF 14-092) for instructions on submitting nomination packages. Send inquiries to PAESMEM@nsf.gov.

President Obama Announces Recipients of the 2010/11 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

On November 15, 2011, President Obama announced nine individuals and eight organizations as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring for 2010 and 2011. The White House press release is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/15/president-obama-honors-outstanding-science-math-and-engineering-mentor-0.

Background

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is a Presidential award established by the White House in 1995. The purpose of the award is to recognize U.S. citizens or permanent residents and U.S. organizations that have demonstrated excellence in mentoring individuals from groups that are underrepresented in STEM education and workforce. The PAESMEM program is administered by the NSF on behalf of OSTP.

Each Individual and Organizational PAESMEM awardee receives a $10,000 award and a commemorative Presidential certificate. Awardees are also usually invited to participate in an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. and participate in meetings with STEM education, research, and policy leaders.

For resources on mentoring in STEM and a complete list of past PAESMEM awardees you may want to visit PAESMEM.net.

Inquiries

For further information about the PAESMEM program or nomination process please email PAESMEM@nsf.gov or call 703-292-8640 and ask to speak to a PAESMEM team member.

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