Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program was established in 1983 by The White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Each year the President of the United States recognizes outstanding teachers in mathematics and science (including computer science) from across the Nation at the Kindergarten through 6th grade or 7th through 12th grade levels and bestows upon them the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
New York State is looking for nominations of outstanding mathematics and science teachers that spark students’ imaginations in STEM education through innovative teaching and learning.
The PAEMST is the highest honor in the Nation that teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science) may receive for outstanding teaching and leadership in their respective fields. These teachers serve as models for colleagues and are leaders in the improvement of science and mathematics education.
Annually, New York State can recognize up to three Mathematics finalists and three Science finalists. The New York State PAEMST finalists’ applications are forwarded to a PAEMST Review and Selection Committee at the National level. Of the State finalists in Mathematics and Science, up to two finalists in mathematics or science from each state will be recognized at the National level.
The application period is now open for K-6th grade educators until February 6th, 2024.
For more information pertaining to the PAEMST (2023-2024) nomination and application process visit the PAEMST website or e-mail: