Celebrating ISS Mathematics: The Geometry of Fluids in Space
Thursday 03/11/2021
6:00 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.

To complete a mission to deep space destinations, astronauts will likely refill their spacecraft with fuel, water, oxygen and other support fluids from "depots" in orbit. However, in the absence of gravity, it is nearly impossible to predict fluid location in storage tanks. In this webinar celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence on the ISS, we'll explore how computer modeling is improving understanding of fluid dynamics and container geometry interactions. 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.