Nominations invited for Presidential science mentoring awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites nominations of individuals and organizations for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. 

This award program “seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation and retention of individuals (including persons with disabilities, women and minorities) who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM.” 

Mentoring efforts for students at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral) as well as for early-career researchers are eligible for recognition.  Individuals and organizations may self-nominate.

In 2011, psychologists Marigold Linton and Julio Ramirez were among the recipients of the awards and were honored by President Obama at the White House.

Further information can be found in the NSF program solicitation (11-563).  The deadline for submitting nominations is October 5, 2011.