Celebrating ISS Plant Science: Biomanufacturing Nutrients & Medicines
Thursday 05/06/2021
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.

During future missions to the Moon and Mars, astronauts will need to make the most of the limited supplies they can bring with them in order to provide themselves with nutritious food and pharmaceuticals, among other things. In this webinar celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the ISS, we'll explore how scientists are combining biotechnology with advances in space botany to create sustainable plant factories grown from seed films. 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.