Aeronaut-X: Engineering Design and the X-57 Maxwell
Monday 08/08/2022
6:00 pm ET/ 
No cost 1-hour webinar

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University in partnership with NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Join us to explore the X-57, NASA's all-electric x-plane.  Learn about the aircraft and the systems needed for electric propulsion, NASA's design and testing processes, and the science behind the X-57.  Engineering Design will bring science to life in your classroom.  Learn about current research going on at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center with the X-57 program.

NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is an all-electric experimental aircraft with a goal to demonstrate that an all-electric airplane can be more efficient, quieter, and more environmentally friendly than airplanes powered by traditional gas piston engines. This test program, through a series of modifications, allows researchers to take a step-by-step approach to demonstrate technical improvements.

When complete, the X-57 Maxwell test program hopes to demonstrate how to safely operate an all-electric, zero-emissions aircraft, including its battery and power distribution systems. That knowledge will be helpful to future engineers interested in designing all-electric air vehicles that might be used for everything from advanced air mobility to moving passengers and cargo.

 Come celebrate NASA's first all-electric x-plane, the X-57.

 Leave with a classroom ready PowerPoint that works great for an in-person, at home or virtual presentation.  It includes embedded videos, links and aligns to the Next Generation Science Standards.




Ms. Monica Uribe serves as the NASA Specialist for both Ames Research Center and Armstrong Flight Center. Her work includes developing Spanish language resources, providing professional development sessions, webinars and NASA STEM engagement sessions and activities for educators and students. Ms. Uribe holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, México with a concentration in Industrial Engineering; she has several years of experience in industry as an engineer. Ms. Uribe holds a Texas teaching certification in Mathematics for grades 4-12 and has 10+ years of experience as a mathematics educator. Drawing on her experience in industry and as an educator, Ms. Uribe engages educators and students on a variety of topics in STEM Education to promote best practices in culturally responsive pedagogy and student learning. Ms. Uribe is currently pursuing a doctorate in Mathematics Education at Texas State University.