Nominations For the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

National Science FoundationThe 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 12th grade mathematics or science, including computer science, teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Awards may be given to mathematics and science teachers in each state and U.S. jurisdiction. Up to 108 awardees may be recognized each year. 

Presidential awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington DC to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Awardees also join an active network of outstanding educators from throughout the nation.

Anyone--principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website To submit a nomination, you'll need the teacher's name, email address, and school contact information.  If you know more than one teacher deserving of this award, you may submit more than one nomination. Teachers may also nominate themselves and obtain access to the application process at

In 2012-2013, the PAEMST program will accept applications from 7-12th grade mathematics and science, including computer science, teachers. The nomination deadline is April 1, 2013. The application deadline is May 1, 2013.

The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.