Alexander P. Stephan

Teaching Experience

I have worked as Teaching Assistant and Teaching Associate for multiple physics and astronomy courses here at UCLA. Among them were courses on general astronomy education, quantum and statistical mechanics, analytical mechanics, and modern physics laboratory.

Outreach Activities

I am passionate about outreach as a means to advance the science education and experiences of students from under-reprerented groups and to enhance the general public's awareness of current scientific achievements. As such, I served as one of the coordinators of the UCLA astronomy outreach group Astronomy Live! for several years, where we visit local LA schools or hold on-campus events to explain astronomy and physics concept using scientific demonstrations. I have also participated in and at times co-organized the on-campus outreach event Exploring Your Universe, which draws several thousand visitors to UCLA each year.