Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program was established in 1983 by The White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Each year the President of the United States recognizes outstanding teachers in mathematics and science (including computer science) from across the nation at the Kindergarten through 6th grade level or 7th through 12th grade level and bestows upon them the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).The 2015-16 PAEMST program is now accepting nominations for eligible exemplary mathematics and science (including computer science) Kindergarten through 6th grade level teachers for this award. New York State is looking for nominations of outstanding mathematics and science teachers that spark students’ imaginations in STEM education through innovative teaching and learning. The PAEMST is the highest honor in the nation that teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science) may receive for outstanding teaching and leadership in their respective fields.
These teachers serve as models for colleagues and are leaders in the improvement of science and mathematics education.
Annually, New York State can recognize up to five Mathematics finalists and five Science finalists. The New York State PAEMST finalists’ applications are forwarded to a PAEMST Review and Selection Committee at the National level. Of the State finalists in Mathematics and Science, up to two finalists in mathematics or science from each state will be recognized at the National level.
The nomination period is open from October 1, 2015 - April 1, 2016. The deadline to submit an application is May 1, 2016. Nominate an outstanding mathematics or science (including computer science) teacher today!For more information pertaining to the PAEMST (2015-2016) nomination and application process visit:
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