PAESMEM is the highest national mentoring award. The award, established in 1996 by the White House, through the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), is administered on behalf of the White House by the National Science Foundation. Read More
President Obama announces 15 new PAESMEM Recipents!
The recipients will receive their awards during four days of activities in Washington, DC (June 15-18, 2015). Activities will be held at the White House, the Office of Scienceand Technology Policy, and NSF. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building on Tuesday afternoon. Click here for the agenda of the recognition program and list of recipients. The actitivies are being held in conjunction with PAESMEM's 20th Anniversary.
In conjunction with the Recognition Program, NSF has been posting video interviews and profiles of the recipients on its social media sites. Click here to view video interviews of John Brooks Slaughter, Gary S. May, Raymond Johnson and Natile Harr on facebook.
NSF has posted a call for nominations for the 2016 PAESMEM awards. The nomination / application deadline is June 19, 2015. Click here for details, including a schedule of informational webinars.
PAESMEM.net is a virtual community aiming to foster the development of a vibrant national network of STEM mentors.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring Program (PAESMEM) seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation and retention of individuals (including persons with disabilities, women and minorities) who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). PAESMEM recipients serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully our human resources in STEM.
In a White House ceremony (December 12, 2011), President Obama recognized nine individuals and eight organizations as the 2010 and 2011 PAESMEM recipients. Since 1996 there have been 231 PAESMEM recipients, including 85 organizations and 146 individuals. Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
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