Explore Solar System & Beyond: NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life on Other Planets
Wednesday 03/18/2020
5:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative 
at Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Since Viking's 1976 landing on Mars, NASA scientists have studied various planetary bodies for evidence of the ingredients necessary for life: liquid water, essential chemical elements, and suitable energy sources. In this webinar, we'll review what has been learned so far and how NASA's Mars 2020 rover, Dragonfly mission to Titan, and OSIRIS-REx landing on the asteroid Bennu will contribute to the age-old question: are we alone?

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.