# Graduate awarded national teaching fellowship

Andrea Marie Moore, a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, has been awarded a prestigious Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship in Mathematics to continue her studies to become a math teacher.

She is the ninth USC student in the past six years to be named a Knowles teaching fellow.

The daughter of Julia and Charles Moore of Columbia, Moore is a graduate of Dutch Fork High School. She is a 2010 Phi Beta Kappa graduate in mathematics from USC and is a member of the math honors society, Pi Mu Epsilon; and an education honors society, Kappa Delta Pi. Moore held a Palmetto Fellowship, a South Carolina Teaching Fellowship and a Polston Family Scholarship from the department of mathematics. Moore will enter a master’s degree program at USC to pursue her South Carolina high school mathematics teaching certificate.

“I was honored and excited to be chosen to receive the fellowship and to represent USC’s mathematics and education departments at a national level,” Moore said. “I know the fellowship will provide me with support when starting my teaching career and will also benefit my future students.”

KSTF teaching fellows, who typically have degrees in science, engineering or mathematics, are committed to teaching science and or math in U.S. high schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to $150,000.