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2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Nominations for the the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are now being accepted. Instituted in 1983 by the White House, the PAEMST Program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

The program acknowledges exceptional mathematics and science teachers from kindergarten through twelfth grade in each of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, Guam, U. S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. These awardees will serve as examples for their colleagues and model leadership in the advancement of mathematics and science education.

The competition alternates annually from teachers of grades K-6 to teachers of grades 7-12.  Mathematics and science teachers of grades 7-12 are eligible for nomination for this year’s Presidential Awards. Teachers of grades K-6 will be eligible for the 2016 Presidential Awards the following year.

To qualify for the 2015 PAEMST application, a teacher must be nominated.  Anyone may nominate a teacher;  this includes students, teachers, principals, superintendents, member of the general public and self-nominations.

Each Presidential Award recipient will receive an award of $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and be invited to attend recognition events in Washington D.C. with a guest.

To submit a nomination online, click here.   

For further information, Educator Recognition mailbox can be reached at

The application deadline is April 1, 2015.


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