President Obama has long acknowledged the critical role of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors who “not only uphold their responsibility to the young people they teach, but to our country by educating and inspiring a new generation in math and science.”
Outstanding STEM mentors and mentoring programs, particularly those that work with individuals who are historically underrepresented in these fields (such as women, minorities, and people with disabilities), are recognized annually through Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). In addition to Presidential recognition, PAESMEM recipients receive a $10,000 honorary award and a trip to Washington D.C. to participate in recognition events, meetings with policy leaders, and professional development workshops.
Recognize a mentor or mentoring program today by submitting a nomination. U.S.-based organizations, companies, and U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents from the academic, government, non-profit, and private sector are all welcome to apply. Nominees must demonstrate:
- At least five years of outstanding mentoring to a significant number of people who may not otherwise have participated in STEM fields
- Mentoring of students at the K-graduate level or early career scientists, mathematicians, or engineers who have completed their degrees within the past 3 years.
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5th, 2011
NOMINATE: To submit a nomination or learn more about the awards, view the announcement.
SPREAD THE WORD: Please circulate the attached flyer to your networks and encourage them to nominate outstanding STEM mentors and mentoring programs.