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NSF Presidential Awards for STEM Mentoring due Oct 5

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Invitation for Nominations
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) Nominations
due Wed Oct 5 2011

PAESMEM recognizes outstanding mentors and mentoring programs that enhance the participation of individuals who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including persons with disabilities, women, and minorities.

Awardees serve as exemplars to their colleagues and leaders in the national effort to develop the nation’s human resources in STEM.

Who is eligible?

Individuals who arc U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, and U.S. organizations and companies.

Mentors and mentoring programs from a variety of contexts — academia, corporate, government, non-profit — are all welcome.

What are the criteria?

At least five years of outstanding mentoring to a significant number of persons who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM (including persons with disabilities, women, and minorities) who are either:

  • Students at the K-12, undergraduate or graduate education level,


  • Early career scientists, mathematicians, or engineers who have completed their degree in the past three years.

What is required?

A description and documentation of the mentoring methods and procedures of the individual or organizational nominee, and letters supporting the nomination (a maximum of 5).

What is the award?

$10,000 honorary award and an invitation to Washington D.C. for recognition events, meetings with policy leaders, and professional development workshops.

How do I nominate?

Anyone can nominate a person (including themselves) or organization.

When is the deadline?

Nominations are due by Wednesday October 5, 2011.

For more information or to submit a nomination, please visit:

or contact:

Division of Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 835, Arlington, VA 22230

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