Media Advisory 15-010
Science, math, and engineering mentors to receive Presidential awards
Awardees to be recognized June 16 in Washington, D.C.
June 15, 2015
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On Tuesday, June 16, the National Science Foundation will host a recognition ceremony for the latest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The event will take place in the Ronald Reagan Building's Rotunda Room.
A list of the awardees is included in this March 2015 White House announcement.
The awardees will be honored for their work to encourage the next generation of innovators and for growing a science and engineering workforce that better reflects the diverse talent of America. Each awardee has had an impact on engaging students from communities that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The awardees have influenced thousands of students from K-12 to Ph.D. candidates. Mentees have gone on to careers as doctors, engineers, teachers and researchers.
Media are welcome to attend the awards ceremony from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and interview individual mentors afterwards.
Those who wish to attend should contact Maria Zacharias at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAESMEM awards ceremony
Ronald Reagan Building - Rotunda Room (RRB) 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Tuesday, June 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
France A. Córdova
Maria C. Zacharias, NSF, (703) 292-8454, email: email@example.com
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, its budget is $8.1 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.
Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: https://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: https://www.nsf.gov/news/
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Science and Engineering Statistics: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/