Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).

Awardees are selected from schools in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States territories which includes American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.  Nominations and awards are facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation.

Presidential award for K-12 teachers

Established in 1983, PAEMST is the highest award given by the U.S. Government to kindergarten through 12th grade teachers of mathematics and science, including computer science.

A panel of distinguished mathematicians, scientists, and educators at the State and National levels assess the applications before recommending nominees to OSTP.  Teachers are selected based on their distinction in the classroom and dedication to improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Presidential award for STEM mentors

PAESMEM recognizes the critical role mentors play outside the traditional classroom setting in the academic and professional development of the future STEM workforce.

Colleagues, administrators, and students nominate individuals and organizations for exemplary mentoring sustained over a minimum of five years.  Since 1995, PAESMEM has honored the hard work and dedication which mentors exhibit in broadening participation in the STEM pipeline.

Mentors support learners from kindergarten through the collegiate levels, as well as those who recently started their careers in STEM.  Mentors share their expertise and guidance with learners, sometimes through formal mentoring programs.  Mentors have demonstrated impact on individuals historically underrepresented in STEM.

Recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching:

Alabama
Jessye Gaines
Pamela Hamilton

Alaska
Chohla Moll
Tricia Turley

Arizona
Lynnea Bahm
Christine Mendoza

Arkansas
Mary Hatch
Melodie Murray

California
Janice Coonrod
Brian Shay

Colorado
Linda Cochran
Erin Greenwood

Connecticut
Christopher Newlan
Stephanie Quarato

Delaware
Jordan Estock
Eileen Voltz

District of Columbia
Ashley Kearney
William Stafford

DoDEA
Alysia Durham
Anna Sansone

Florida
Becky Bride
Scott Sowell

Georgia
Megan Heberle
Pamela Hytower

Hawaii
Tessie Ford
Kristie Yamamoto

Idaho
Jerod Morehouse

Illinois
Tanya Katovich
David Sladkey

Indiana
Kirstin Milks
Angela Snyder

Iowa
Bradley Jacobson
Sharon Jaeschke

Kansas
Luke Henke
Margaret Richard

Kentucky
Torri Martin
Keri Meador

Louisiana
Margaret Acree
Paula Callender

Maine
John Cangelosi
Robyn Graziano

Maryland
Hemalatha Bhaskaran
Stacie Marvin

Massachusetts
Douglas Scott
Jedediyah Williams

Michigan
Theodore Emch
Holly Hereau

Minnesota
Eric Friberg
Jessica Macken

Mississippi
Shani Bourn
LeShundra Young

Missouri
Jessica Haskins
Elegan Kramer

Montana
Robert Jensen
Mary McMahon

Nebraska
Debra Bulin
Amy Leising

Nevada
Jodi Cunningham
Richard Scroggie

New Hampshire
Susan Downer
Michelle Morton-Curit

New Jersey
Jennifer Fitzgerald
Alessandra MacFarlane

New Mexico
Jessica Esquibel
Melody Hagaman

New York
Kelly Jakab-Muller
Christina Pawlowski

North Carolina
Tyler Erb
Jill Francis

North Dakota
Kimberly Carpenter
Jessica Gregerson

Ohio
Carolyn Petite
Jeremy Secaur

Oklahoma
Cheryl Fentress
Brigit Minden

Oregon
Jason Galbraith
Kerryn Henderson

Pennsylvania
Susan Matthias
William McWatters

Puerto Rico
Ruth Caraballo
Yamitza Rosas Rodriguez

Rhode Island
Robert Mayne
Jane Ramos

South Carolina
David Degenhardt
Jenny Van Buren

South Dakota
Denise Clemens
Carla Diede

Tennessee
Billie Long
Huguette Williams

Texas
Katherine Fincher
Bridget Matamoros-Mota

United States Territories
Dymphnia Paulyn San Nicolas-Diaz
Lali Thundiyil

Utah
Natalie Darrington
David Morrill

Vermont
Philip Surks
Jennifer Wood

Virginia
Myron Blosser
Aziz Zahraoui

Washington
Carol McKay
Amy Peterson

West Virginia
Karen Donathan
Angela McKeen

Wisconsin
Katie Haas
Karen Olson

Wyoming
Aimee Kay
Jennifer Kelley

Recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring:

Alabama
Overtoun Jenda, Auburn University

California
Olivia A. Graeve, University of California, San Diego
David Eisenbud, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute*

District of Columbia
Paul Charles, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Georgia
Mulatu Lemma, Savannah State University

Maryland
Sara Hook, National Cancer Institute at Frederick*

Mississippi
William Earl McHenry, Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University

Missouri
Marie T. Mora, University of Missouri-St. Louis

New Jersey
Ivonne Díaz-Claisse, HISPA, Inc.*

New Mexico
Angela Wandinger-Ness, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

New York
Sheldon Weinbaum, The City College of New York

Oklahoma
Joe Cecil, Oklahoma State University

Texas
John Hatherill, Del Mar College
Maria Cristina Villalobos, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Washington
Eve Ann Riskin, University of Washington

* indicates Organizational Awardee