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2018 Recognition


This past June in Washington, D.C., outstanding mentors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) joined colleagues who teach K-12 science and mathematics for a three-day Excellence Awards in Science and Engineering (EASE) Recognition. Forty-one individuals and organizations received Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).


PAESMEM 2012 & 2013 Awardees
PAESMEM recipients receive their awards at the Smithsonian Institution's Kogod Courtyard.

During the three-day event, mentor and teacher awardees took part in the first-ever White House State-Federal STEM Education Summit. They also celebrated their accomplishments and received their presidential citations at a gala awards presentation ceremony and toured the White House.

The events were organized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).


PAESMEM 2012 & 2013 Awardees
Dr. Ann Chester (L.), West Virginia University, and Glenn Lee (R.), Waialua High and Intermediate School, Hawaii, participate in discussion at a breakout session during the White House State-Federal STEM Education Summit.
PAESMEM 2012 & 2013 Awardees
Professor Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College, Texas, makes a suggestion to improve STEM education on the whiteboard during breakout sessions of the Summit.



PAESMEM 2012 & 2013 Awardees
PAESMEM and Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) honorees outside the White House.