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Call for nominations: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

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 (STEM) teaching. This is a great opportunity to nominate your district’s exceptional STEM teachers. Secondary STEM teachers can also apply this year.  

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 public - may nominate exceptional STEM teachers. 

Nomination deadline: Jan. 9, 2023. 

Who can apply? Secondary STEM teachers (7–12) can apply this year. Elementary school teachers (K–6) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle.  

Application deadline: Feb. 6, 2023. 

To nominate or apply, visit: www.paemst.org.  

Posted: Dec 8, 2022,
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Author: Ann Bush

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