Association of Physics Teachers Honors CSU Student

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) recently announced recipients of the  2013 Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers including CSU's own Angela Moore.

Supported by an endowment funded by AAPT Member Barbara Lotze, the scholarship provides a $2,000 stipend to outstanding future high school physics teachers.

Ms. Moore is a member of the Class of 2014 at Chicago State University. A non-traditional student, she has been a PhysTec fellow, a Robert Noyce Intern and scholar, received an award for her presentation at an APS meeting (based on research with a CERN project); and worked as a teacher and teacher’s assistant for Chicago State University's CAT’s (Cougar Academy for Teachers), a summer enrichment program for junior high school students.

Mel Sabella, Professor for Physics and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Studies at Chicago State University said, “Angela is one of the brightest, most motivated students I know but her path toward her degree has been filled with major challenges and obstacles. She is the one responsible for taking care of her family because, unfortunately, there is no one else who can take on most of these responsibilities. Angela often shares details with me and I am constantly amazed at what she has accomplished and I am amazed by her perseverance. She never gives up and is now quite close to finishing her degree and obtaining her certification.”

“I think Angela is going to make a major impact in her community on the south side of Chicago and will be a role model to many students underrepresented in the sciences. In addition, Angela can offer motivation and guidance to students who encounter extreme obstacles, like she has, which unfortunately are quite common in the communities where she will most likely be employed.”

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