The program is one of the College of Education's most prestigious funding options for future STEM teachers at the post-baccalaureate level and provides a stipend of up to $10,000 to help STEM teacher certification candidates pay for school at the University of Texas at Arlington.
"I hope that we can continue to help teachers who can unleash the potential of so many of the students in our schools who really just need that teacher [who] would make it a point to speak to students one-to-one basis [and say,] 'Hey, you answered this problem amazingly well. Have you thought about being an engineer? Have you ever thought about being a scientist?'" said Cavallo in the video.
Throughout her academic career, Cavallo has received numerous Noyce-related research accolades. Among those, she has been awarded as the principal investigator with four NSF Noyce grants totaling more than $5 million over a period of 14 years at UTA. Another $3 millions been awarded via scholarships, internships, and other forms of support to nearly 200 UTA students. Over 85 percent of these graduates still teach in high-need, economically disadvantaged school districts.