Alice Few is an Institutional Analyst for the University of Washington, but her real passions include astronomy and working with youth. She is an adjunct faculty at Tacoma Community College, a volunteer for Tacoma Astronomical Society (TAS), and a volunteer program facilitator for Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Alice takes advantage of her diverse experiences; mixing and matching various techniques when creating learning opportunities.
Alice helped develop and execute the “Massive Sky” program, gathering 40 Girl Scouts from around the United States for a 2-week intensive program in astronomy, aviation, and space exploration. As part of the Night Sky Network, Alice toted her astronomy equipment to Yosemite National Park to train Park Rangers from across the US in astronomy outreach techniques. Alice co-directs the annual TAS Student program, annual star party, and helps TAS host free public planetarium programs and evening star parties twice a month.
As an educator, Alice believes service-learning is a powerful educational tool so she created the “Astronomy in the Community” program and assigns it as an outreach project for her students each quarter. With a B.A. in Sociology and an M.S. in Astronomy, she reaches across liberal arts and the sciences to incorporate the perspectives and backgrounds of those in her class, audience, workshop, or those just clustered in the dark around her telescope.
Alice is delighted to be part of ACEAP and eager to share the experience with her extended community.