Explore Flight: NASA's Ingenuity
Thursday 08/11/2022
5:00 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.

With media attention on Artemis and Perseverance, it might be easy to forget the first "A" in NASA. However, without the "small steps" of aeronautics research, there would have been no "giant" leaps on the Moon, no Space Shuttle, no goal of sending humans to Mars. Today, NASA continues to build on the storied legacies of its experimental aircraft. In the first of a two-part series, we'll explore how NASA is learning to fly on other worlds. 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.