PAESMEM is the highest national mentoring award. The award, established in 1996 by the White House, through the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), is administered on behalf of the White House by the National Science Foundation. Read More
President Obama nominates 2009 PAESMEM Awardee Jo Handelsman to be Associate Director of Science in OSTP. Dr. France Anne Cordova nominated to head NSF. Read more...
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The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring Program (PAESMEM) seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation and retention of individuals (including persons with disabilities, women and minorities) who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). PAESMEM recipients serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully our human resources in STEM.
In a recent White House ceremony (December 12, 2011), President Obama recognized nine individuals and eight organizations as the 2010 and 2011 PAESMEM recipients. Since 1996 there have been 231 PAESMEM recipients, including 85 organizations and 146 individuals. Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
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