Explore Solar System & Beyond: Science of the Sun with NASA's SDO [SPARX]
Thursday 02/10/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

For over a decade, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been unraveling the mysteries of our closest star. Designed to study both the interior and atmosphere of the Sun, SDO's data continue to provide deeper understandings of the connections between solar activity, space weather and its effects on the planets, including Earth. In this webinar, we will explore highlights from the SDO mission as well as dynamic instructional resources for bringing the Science of the Sun into your classroom.

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.