Explore Solar System & Beyond: NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life in the Outer Solar System
Thursday 11/04/2021
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 sequel to NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life in the Inner Solar System, we apply what NASA has learned from reconstruction of Venus's planetary history, plus its search for possible life signatures on Mars, to the outer gas giants. Or rather take what we thought we knew and turn it on its head. Join us as we explore how current and future satellite missions are redefining the planetary conditions to look for when hunting for habitable worlds beyond our own. Relevant instructional resources 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.