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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering Mentoring

If you know an organization or an individual who is doing outstanding work mentoring underrepresented students in computing, you might want to nominate them for this important and prestigious award.

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is the highest federal recognition award for mentoring in the country. The award is made to recognize individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to mentoring of students at any of several educational levels from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Nominations can be made for individuals or organizations. Awards are intended as a symbol of recognition at the highest level and to highlight the achievements of individuals and organizations that serve important function of developing our future scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

Awardees are invited to Washington, D.C. for a visit to the White House, photos with the President (his schedule permitting), presentation of a citation signed by the President and a working session on mentoring at the National Science Foundation.

For more information about this award, go to:


The nominations deadline is April 21, 2009.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Daphne Rainey.

Daphne Y. Rainey,
Ph.D. Program Director
Division of Undergraduate Education
Education and Human Resources
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone (703) 292-4671 FAX (703) 292-9015

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