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Grants and Initiatives - Science

  • The Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring Presidential award established by the White House in 1995. This award recognizes individuals and organizations from both public and private sectors who mentor persons from underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These populations include underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers. Like the PAEMST award, the award includes $10,000, a trip to Washington, D.C., and a recognition ceremony with the opportunity to engage with policymakers on STEM mentoring. Submit a nomination or nominate someone for the upcoming competition. All nomination packets are due via NSF’s FastLane System or by Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. EDT.  If you have questions, please contact the PAESMEM team at

  • Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.  Nominate an outstanding secondary science teacher (grades 7-12) or apply at: beginning this fall.

  • PASCO STEM Educator Awards The PASCO STEM Educator awards, sponsored by PASCO scientific, in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at middle school and high school levels.  Application closes November 30, 2014.


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