Explore Solar System & Beyond: NASA Astrobiology's Search for Life
Monday 06/27/2022
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades K-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

NASA recently confirmed the existence of over 5,000 exoplanets orbiting other stars in our Milky Way galaxy, greatly expanding our conception of where life might exist beyond Earth. What are those exoplanets made of? Do they have atmospheres? Could they harbor life? In this webinar, we'll explore the current state of hunting for life in the Universe just as an exciting new chapter is about to unfold with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Relevant instructional resources will also be included.

Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.