April 1 Deadline – Nominate a Teacher for National Presidential Award
A reminder from the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) . . .
At IBP, we know that K-12 educators are instrumental in building a strong foundation for a future career in math or science. That’s why we’re excited to share information about the Presidential awards program that honors these outstanding teachers! The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). PAEMST nominations and applications for the 2014-2015 cycle are open for 7-12 grade teachers. Nominations close April 1, 2015. Applications close May 1, 2015.
Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST program authorizes the President to bestow up to 108 awards each year. NSF administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Presidential awardees receive a certificate signed by the President, a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Last year, the most recent cohort of PAEMST awardees also had the opportunity to meet with President Barack Obama.
We hope you’ll consider nominating a talented science or math teacher using the PAEMST website today. NSF is offering free webinars from now until the end of April to help applicants complete the application process. Nominations close April 1, 2015. Applications close May 1, 2015.
Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Our goal is to help students successfully pursue their careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our website (www.ibparticipation.org) lists hundreds of programs and opportunities around the nation that provides funding, mentorship, fellowships/internships, summer programs, etc. that are dedicated to helping students along their educational pathways and eventual careers.
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