ESP Biography

PAULA DO VALE PEREIRA, MIT Ph.D. student in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Major: AeroAstro

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G21

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a Brazilian engineer with the heart of a passionate young kid! I simply love airplanes, space exploration, researching and teaching. I have taught mathematics to high school students for two years and thermodynamics to undergrad students for three semesters. I hope I can also teach you about space exploration in a funny way and show you how lovely engineering is!!

Past Classes

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E14195: Explore Aerospace: Mission to another World! in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Learn how to engineer a mission to another planet! Students will be split into missions to Venus or Mars and guided through the design process for a space mission. MIT Aero Astro graduate students will lead the teams, teaching students about mission requirements and subsystems.

E13272: Space Exploration in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Have you ever looked into the night sky and wondered what was out there? Come learn how to explore the cosmos! Hear from a group of aerospace engineers at MIT working on various topics in space exploration including satellite engineering, space telescopes, and the effects of the space environment on the human body.

E12506: Space Exploration in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Are you curious about what is out there? About how other planets are? If there is life outside the Earth? About how the human body reacts to the space environment? Well... scientists and aerospace engineers certainly are! In this class we are going to talk about how exoplanets are identified and characterized, how scientists search for life in other planets, and what are the effects of space environment on your body.

E11722: How do airplanes fly and satellites orbit? in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Have you ever wondered how do airplanes fly? What kind of magic keeps them in the air? What about your LTE internet? How can satellites send internet to your phone (supposedly) everywhere? What kind of force keeps them orbiting around the Earth? If you have ever found yourself wondering around those questions, this class is for you! We will guide you through understanding how airplanes fly and how satellites orbit!