Explore Flight: Aviation Simulation Centers @ Langley
Tuesday 05/26/2020
12:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Parents and Students in Grades K-12
 
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

For over 100 years, Langley Research Center has significantly contributed to defining the first 'A' in NASA: Aeronautics. In support of this objective, the Center has numerous aviation simulation centers in operation, including the 8-Foot High Temperature Wind Tunnel, the 14-by-22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel, and the Landing and Impact Research Facility (also known as 'the Gantry'). In this webinar, participants will learn more about aeronautical research being done at Langley and how it contributes to aviation of the future.
 
Special Guest Speaker: Frank Quinto, Facilities Manager of the 14-by-22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel, will take participants on a virtual tour of this particular wind tunnel test facility and explain how it is used to contribute to aeronautical research at Langley.

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.