Explore Moon to Mars: Human Factors - Animal Models
Thursday 08/19/2021
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.

As NASA prepares to return to the Moon (and eventually send humans to Mars), it is imperative to develop measures that maintain astronauts' health and well-being during long-duration missions. In this webinar, we'll explore the latest ISS life science experiments and the role animal models play in understanding biological changes at the whole organism level in response to the stress of spaceflight. Implications for Earth-based medicine, and 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.