Explore Earth: Episode VI - Return of the [NASA] GEDI
Monday 09/28/2020
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.

This year, NASA marks 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Partly a U.S.-designated National Laboratory, the ISS provides a one-of-a-kind platform to validate and utilize technologies that facilitate unique physical science research aimed at improving life on our blue planet. Currently in the sixth year of its mission timeline, the NASA Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) instrument uses LIDAR technology to constantly collect data from its vantage point on the ISS. In this sequel to the April webinar, participants will be updated on NASA GEDI's progress in characterizing Earth's carbon and water cycling processes as well as its biodiversity. 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.