Explore Humans in Space: Dust, Soil & Concrete
Thursday 07/28/2022
5:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades 5-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Orbiting approximately 250 miles above Earth, the International Space Station is a one-of-a-kind research laboratory. This facility is making possible new technologies for future Artemis missions to the Moon and Mars, with a commitment to also apply the knowledge gained to solving ground-based challenges. In this webinar, we'll explore new projects that are studying minerals in Earth's dust, microbes in soils and biopolymer soil composites. 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.