Explore Flight: Airborne Research @ NASA
Monday 11/02/2020
1:00 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.

For decades, NASA has utilized aircraft and high-altitude scientific balloons to meet its research objectives. Both platforms are useful for enhancing our understandings of our blue planet, our solar system, and the universe while also providing sub-orbital opportunities to develop new instruments and data processing algorithms. This work also provides an essential complement to NASA's space operations, offering a means to calibrate and validate measurements taken by Earth observing satellites. In this webinar, we'll go fly with NASA's Airborne Science and Balloon Programs to learn more about these versatile platforms, specific research projects, and their role in inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. 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.