Kilgore, Texas — Cyndi Nyvall, Region 7 Education Service Center Curriculum Specialist, has been honored with the prestigious Texas Girls Collaborative Project 2023 Educator Stand Up for STEM Award for her exceptional work with the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME). This esteemed award recognizes individual educators or educational teams from K-12 schools, pre-K schools, non-profits, and similar organizations who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to engaging STEM mentors and role models in programs that encourage women and girls to pursue STEM careers, thereby increasing diversity and retention in STEM education pipelines.
The Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP) evaluates nominees based on specific attributes, including:
- Demonstrated passion for encouraging girls to pursue a STEM career
- Educating parents, educators, and the community to support girls in STEM careers
- Designing and supporting programs that actively incorporate STEM mentors and role models
- Engaging in mentoring programs to foster STEM student success
- Demonstrating willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise with others and develop networks
TxGCP, a statewide network supporting women and girls in STEM careers, recognized Cyndi Nyvall for her exceptional leadership and dedication in driving the East Texas Chapter of TAME. Her passion and commitment have paved the way for numerous students in the region to access vital STEM opportunities, contributing significantly to the East Texas Chapter's designation as the fastest-growing area in the state.
"We are delighted that Cyndi’s contributions have garnered recognition, and it is with great joy that we congratulate her on receiving the Texas Girls Collaboration Project 2023 Education Stand Up for STEM award," said Carmen Dowdy, Region 7 Education Service Center Curriculum Coordinator. "Cyndi’s profound impact and exceptional work are truly commendable and exemplify the spirit of this award."
The Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP) serves as a statewide network of advocates and educators committed to motivating and supporting women and girls in STEM careers. This project leads the annual Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit, disseminates effective practices, and facilitates collaboration, resource sharing, and STEM communication across Texas. TxGCP is a state collaborative of the National Girls Collaborative Project.
Nyvall will be recognized during the virtual Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit on December 1, 2023.
About Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP):
The TxGCP is a network comprising advocates and educators from various sectors, dedicated to encouraging and supporting women and girls in STEM fields. The project leads initiatives and provides resources aimed at fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for STEM career pathways.
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