Posted: Tue, 10/11/2011 - 1:09pm Updated: Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:19am
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) has been given to outstanding educators since 1983. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

More than 4,100 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, you are encouraged to nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.

More details about this program and nomination details may be found on the PAEMST website. https://www.paemst.org/

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Why Apply?

Recipients of the award receive the following:

  • A certificate signed by the President of the United States.
  • A paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities.
  • A $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to recognizing outstanding teaching in mathematics or science, the program provides teachers with an opportunity to build lasting partnerships with colleagues across the nation. This growing network of award-winning teachers serves as a vital resource for improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and keeping America globally competitive.

2015 Awardees

Hugh Ross – Science –

Hugh Ross
Pictured: Awardee Hugh Ross holding Presidential certificate between Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

Michael Spock – Math –

Michael Spock
Pictured: Awardee Michael Spock holding Presidential certificate between Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

2014 Awardees

Kristen Poindexter – Science

Kristen Poindexter
Pictured: Awardee Kristen Poindexter holding Presidential certificate between Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

Martin Briggs - Math

Martin Briggs
Pictured: Awardee Martin Briggs holding Presidential certificate between Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

2013 Awardees

Melissa Colonis – Mathematics

Melissa Colonis
Pictured: Megan Smith U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Melissa Colonis PAEMST Awardee, and Dr. France A. Cordova Director of the National Science Foundation

Liviu Haiducu – Science

Liviu Haiducu
Pictured: Megan Smith U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Liviu Haiducu PAEMST Awardee, and Dr. France A. Cordova Director of the National Science Foundation

2012 Awardees

Teresa Gross – Science

Teresa Gross
Pictured: Teresa Gross awarded by The Director of the National Science Foundation and The Former Undersecretary of Education.

Jay Vahle – Mathematics

Jay Vahle
Pictured: Jay Vahle awarded by The Director of the National Science Foundation and The Former Undersecretary of Education.

2011 Awardees

Natalie Schneider & Stacy McCormack-2011 PAEMST winners
Indiana teachers Natalie Schneider from Belzer Middle School in Indianapolis and Stacy McCormack from Penn High School in Mishawaka were 2011 PAEMST winners. All 97 winners from across the country are recognized during a three day event in Washington DC. Winners also receive a $10,000 prize from the National Science Foundation.

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Natalie Schneider, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington DC.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Natalie Schneider, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington DC.

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Stacy McCormack, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington DC.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Stacy McCormack, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington DC.

Resources

Contact

Jarred Corwin - Science and STEM Specialist
Phone: (317) 232-9175
jcorwin@doe.in.gov