Explore Langley Space Tech: Fire Safety on Our World...and in Orbit
Thursday 08/06/2020
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Students, Parents, & Educators in Grades K-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar on behalf of NASA Langley and its partners.

In the wake of a devastating and heart-breaking wildfire season this past winter in Earth's Southern Hemisphere, the United States braces for record heat, and eventually wildfires, this summer. Through its Spinoff Program, NASA takes what it learns as it advances fire protection for human spaceflight, and then brings that "technology down to Earth." In this webinar co-hosted with Dr. Sharon Bowers of the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), we'll explore NASA fire safety research, its various engineering applications to firefighting on Earth and in space, and relevant instructional resources such as NASA eClips.

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.