CONNECTIONS: Winter 2016

CONNECTIONS: Winter 2016

Quarterly Newsletter of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) Program

STEM Boosters: Biology Mentors Spur Student Success, Against the Odds

Dr. John Matsui and Dr. Murty Kambhampati are on a mission. Both are biology mentors working hard to help more minority and women students, who are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, realize academic success, despite challenges they may face. Matsui, director and founder of the Biology Scholars Program (BSP) at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), directs a program that first casts a wide net on eligibility, then offers a structured experience designed to help participants succeed.

NSF Opens 2017 PAESMEM Nomination Season

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, June 17, 2016.

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Save the Date – 2016 PAESMEM Alumni Meeting

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) alumni are invited to the PAESMEM Alumni Meeting, hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF), April 20-22, 2016.

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INCLUDES Funding Aimed at Expanding STEM Talent

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is preparing details for a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education funding opportunity in fiscal year 2016.

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