The PAEMST program was established in 1983 by the White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Since 1983, more than 3,000 teachers have been selected as Presidential Awardees, representing an outstanding group of math and science teachers who bring national and state standards to life in their classrooms. As a group, they are creative problem solvers, innovative thinkers, gifted teachers and more interested in the academic success of their students than achieving personal recognition for themselves.
Students, principals, fellow teachers and the general public can nominate a teacher for the award. Nominations are done online at www.paernst.org. Nominations for the 2011 PAEMST program are due by April 1, 2012.
The state screening committee will select three state-level finalists in math and three in science. All state finalists are automatically candidates for a national-level Presidential Award. Applications from all state-level finalists are forwarded to the National Science Foundation for review by an expert panel. National award recipients each receive a $10,000 grant and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for national recognition at a weeklong award ceremony in the spring of 2012.
For more information, contact Andre DeLeon for science at 687-9184 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tracy Gruber for mathematics at 687-9251 or by email at email@example.com at the Nevada Department of Education.