Explore Humans in Space: Bones, Muscles & Astro-Mice
Thursday 01/27/2022
7:00 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 over 20 years, astronauts from around the world have lived and worked aboard the ISS. This unique orbiting laboratory is central to solving the many challenges of long-duration spaceflight, with animals playing a key role in understanding how organisms respond to microgravity. In this webinar, we'll explore how astro-mice are helping to protect the bones and muscles of future Artemis astronauts. Implications for Earth-based medicine and 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.