The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 6th grade mathematics or science (including computer science) teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.
PAEMST winners are announced and honored the year following the receipt of the application.
Each awardee receives a certificate signed by the President of the United States and a $10,000 award from NSF. Awardees and their guests are honored during events that take place in Washington, DC. These events include an award ceremony, celebratory receptions, professional development programs, and discussions with policy-makers on how to improve mathematics and science (including computer science) education.
Anyone--principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate a mathematics or science Iincluding computer science) teachers teachning in grades K-6 for the 2014 Award Year. By completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website (www.paemst.org).
The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2014. This date gives the nominated teacher enough time to thoroughly prepare an application prior to the application deadline. The Application Deadline is May 1, 2014 for elementary school teachers (Grades K-6).
The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.