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.