Explore Moon to Mars: Perseverance's MOXIE
Thursday 08/26/2021
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.

Given the orbits of Earth and Mars, Artemis crews will most likely be spending some time on the Martian surface before returning home. To minimize what crews would need to bring with them, astronauts will utilize resources available at their destination. In this webinar, we'll explore the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE), a proof-of-concept demonstration that converts carbon dioxide in Mars' atmosphere to oxygen. 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.