Alex McCormick

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Fall 2014

Intro to LaTeX - Welcome new astronomy graduate students! This fall, I led an introductory class on the LaTeX typsetting system as part of ASTR 695. Information about the class and several other resources can be found on the class website.


Spring 2013 - Summer 2015

GRAD-MAP
(Graduate Resources Advancing Diversity with Maryland Astronomy and Physics)

An initiative to connect with Mid-Atlantic minority-serving institutions and prepare promising underrepresented undergraduates for graduate careers. Support is currently provided by the Physics and Astronomy Departments at UMD and was formerly provided by a "Moving Maryland Forward" grant from UMD's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Spring 2012

UMD Observatory Talk:
What stops the growth of galaxies?
Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 8:00PM


Fall 2010

Intro to C - Welcome new astronomy graduate students! This fall, I led an introductory class on the C programming language as part of ASTR 695. Information about the class and several other resources can be found on the class website.

UMD Observatory Talk:
Climbing the Distance Ladder to the 'Edge' of the Universe
Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 9:00PM


Previous Semesters as a Teaching Assistant at UMD

Spring 2010 - Astronomy 101, Sections 0105 and 0106, my syllabus
Fall 2009 - Astronomy 101, Sections 0101 and 0102, my syllabus
Spring 2009 - Astronomy 101, Sections 0103 and 0104, my syllabus
Fall 2008 - Astronomy 101, Sections 0105 and 0106, my syllabus


Previous Teaching Experience

- While living in Tucson, AZ from 2006-2008 I worked as a substitute teacher for pre-K through 12th grade students at public, private and charter schools throughout the metropolitan area as well as on the Tohono-O'odham Reservation. In addition, I started my own business tutoring middle school, high school and college students.

- During the summer of 2007 in Tucson, I worked at Arts for All, a non-profit organization integrating children with and without disabilities in a variety of arts activities.

- While doing summer research at Dartmouth College between my junior and senior years there, I also worked as a teaching assistant for Physics 3, an introductory class.

If you have questions, please email me.