The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) are excited to announce that nominations and applications for the 2020-2021 cycle are now being accepted!
PAESMEM, established by the White House in 1995, seeks to recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in mentoring those that are underrepresented in STEM education and the workforce. The PAESMEM program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Each individual and organizational PAESMEM awardee receives a $10,000 award, a commemorative Presidential certificate, and joins a cadre of over 300 PAESMEM alumni. Awardees are also invited to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and to participate in meetings with STEM education, research, and policy leaders.
We’re reaching out to encourage you to nominate an exemplary mentor by completing the nomination form available on the PAESMEM website. All you will need is the mentor’s or organization’s name, email address, and contact information for their employer (if nominating an individual). If you’re a mentor yourself, we encourage you to begin an application online.
In addition, we hope that you will help us spread the word about PAESMEM by sharing information with your network. We have included sample social media posts below.
The nomination deadline is December 18, 2020, and the application deadline is January 24, 2021, so consider nominating a talented mentor or applying yourself on the PAESMEM website today!
Should you have any questions about the program or the nomination process, please contact email@example.com or 855-723-6780.