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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Since 1983, more than 4,100 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. Up to 108 teachers are recognized each year. Presidential Awardees receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, 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.

The PAEMST Awards honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers.

Nominations close on April 1.

Applications must be completed by May 1.

The National Science Foundation administers
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

For more information, contact:

Marcia Barton, Science PAEMST Coordinator at

Shafiq Chaudhary, Math PAEMST Coordinator at

Page last updated January 25, 2018