Pamela Petersen, a teacher at York Middle School and a Nebraska Space Ambassador (NSA) for the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) NASA Nebraska Space Grant office, was awarded a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science.
Each awardee will receive a citation signed by President Trump and a $10,000 award from NSF. Awardees will also travel to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony.
Pam has been a Nebraska Space Ambassador since 2013. The mission of the NSA program is to offer training to other in-service and pre-service teachers in Nebraska, increasing the skills of STEM educators.
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