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Presidential STEM Teaching Award

Do you know an outstanding elementary STEM teacher? Nominate him or her – or yourself –  for a 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Each year, the President of the United States recognizes up to 108 extraordinary teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science) for their work in the classroom. Nominations of K-6th grade teachers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. trust territories (Guam, and Defense Department schools, are currently being accepted through April 1. (Awards alternate every year between recognizing elementary and secondary school educators.)paemst2_f1

To nominate a deserving teacher, go to Once nominated, teachers must complete the application by May 1, 2018. Selected teachers will receive recognition from the President, a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, and an opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for the celebration and professional development activities.

Since 1983, more than 4,700 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. (See last year’s award winners.) The National Science Foundation administers the PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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