Weekly Spotlight on Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month - April 16, 2021
ESC-2 Math Awareness Effort
Join ESC Region 2 Service Center in observing Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, and help us promote appreciation for the field. For the month of April, we will be publishing a Weekly Spotlight on Mathematics to celebrate excellence in the field. Please share our flyer and enjoy!
Texas is one of only 13 states with recipients in this award category, and 2020 recipient Professor John "Rob" Hatherill is from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi! He is one of two people representing Texas with the other recipient from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
"Since beginning his tenure at Del Mar College, Dr. Hatherill has been passionate about helping students through new and creative methods of delivery of science education."
-Dr. Jonda Holcomb,
Interim Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Designee
About the Award
Perks of Winning
Recipients of the award receive the following:
- A certificate signed by the President of the United States
- A paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities
- A $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation
- An opportunity to build lasting partnerships with colleagues across the nation
Nominations can be made by anyone. Nominations can be for individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exceptional mentoring in the STEM field.
Applicants will be invited to showcase how their mentoring activities go above and beyond to meet the needs and interests of the mentees.
Applications will be evaluated using the following Four Dimensions of Outstanding Mentoring:
- Mentoring Philosophy and Strategies
- Assessment and Outcomes
- Reflective Practice
- Leadership and Sustainability**
Applications are reviewed by a committee of outstanding scientists, mathematicians, engineers, STEM education researchers, STEM educators, and other STEM or STEM-related professionals. Committees make recommendations to NSF, then NSF formulates the awardee recommendations that are provided to the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy for final selection.
Recognition not only involves a $10,000 award from NSF, it also comes with a certificate signed by the President, a trip to DC, and other perks like professional development opportunities and discussions with policy-makers about how to improve STEM education.
Awardees are honored at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. Highlights of the 2020 Award Ceremony can be found at the links below. .
Don't skip this part.
It could be you!
Are you a U.S Citizen who is passionate about mentoring? Do you have at least five years of sustained, exceptional mentoring on individuals historically underrepresented in STEM? Then more than likely you qualify for the Award. The next $10,000 could be you!!
There is no fixed annual date for the award announcement or for scheduling the recognition ceremony. Subscribe to the ESC-2 GovDelivery notification system to receive updates and notices relating to the PAESMEM Award and ESC-2 Mathematics updates.
Did you know...
"Despite the increasing importance of mathematics to the progress of our economy and society, enrollment in mathematics programs has been declining at all levels of the American educational system. Yet the application of mathematics is indispensable in such diverse fields as medicine, computer sciences, space exploration, the skilled trades, business, defense, and government. To help encourage the study and utilization of mathematics, it is appropriate that all Americans be reminded of the importance of this basic branch of science to our daily lives."
- President Ronald Reagan
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