Explore Earth: Detecting Earthquakes...while in the Air?
Thursday 09/02/2021
7:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades 3-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

The most powerful U.S. earthquake in 50 years, an 8.2-magnitude tremor, recently occurred in Alaska. Typically, ground-based instruments provide data for both alerts and study of Earth's internal geology. But what if scientists could detect seismic activity while airborne? In this webinar, we'll explore a balloon-based technique that detects low-frequency sound waves from earthquakes, and its potential use on other planets. 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.