This past June in Washington, D.C., outstanding mentors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) joined colleagues who teach K-12 science and mathematics for a three-day Excellence Awards in Science and Engineering (EASE) Recognition. Forty-one individuals and organizations received Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).
During the three-day event, mentor and teacher awardees took part in the first-ever White House State-Federal STEM Education Summit. They also celebrated their accomplishments and received their presidential citations at a gala awards presentation ceremony and toured the White House.
The events were organized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).