Elisabeth Moore credits her 8th-grade algebra teacher for inspiring her to study mathematics. She attended a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) magnet school from 6th-8th grades, then continued studying math in high school and since entering Appalachian State University.
Moore is earning a degree in Mathematics (BS) - Physical Sciences. She said that her most beneficial experiences in the program have been the special topics courses she’s taken. She enjoyed a course in cryptology, taught by Dr. Rick Klima, and a course in sports analytics, taught by Dr. Mark Ginn.
“The math faculty are excellent. We have several world-renowned professors at the top of their field. At Appalachian, you get the research benefits of a large program along with the chance to work one on one with professors. The professors here make a large effort to be friendly with the students,” Moore said.
Moore is the managing editor for Impulse – the first international, online neuroscience journal published by undergraduate students, which is housed at Appalachian. She is also involved with the math club and the physics and astronomy club on campus.
After graduation, Moore plans to take a gap year to travel and then attend graduate school for engineering or cryptology.