Explore Space Tech: The Lightweight Surface Manipulator System
Thursday 07/08/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades 5-16
 
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Under NASA's Artemis program, the Agency will be creating a sustainable base of operations at the Moon's South Pole. From habitat construction to equipment utilization, astronaut crews will need assistance in moving very large payloads on the surface. In this webinar, we'll explore the Lightweight Surface Manipulator System (LSMS), a lightweight, utilitarian robotic crane being developed for Artemis crews by the Langley Research Center. 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.