WISDM Speaker

Paula do Vale Pereira, MS

Aeronautics and Astronautics | Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mechanical Engineering
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Speaking (Panel), Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Board Seat/Advising

About Paula

Paula do Vale Pereira is a Ph.D. student in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In her Ph.D. program, Paula is working to develop new capabilities for exploring space. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on the thermomechanical design, testing, and prototyping of two exploratory payloads: DeMi (Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission) and Prometheus (nuclear-Powered RObotic MEchanism Technology for Hot-water Exploration of Under-ice Space). Paula has an M.Sc. in Space Systems from MIT, an M.Sc. and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and a B.A. in Management from the State University of Santa Catarina.

STEM Keywords

mechanical engineering, space exploration, space systems, spacecraft design

Venture Keywords

space exploration

Country of Origin


Paula's Innovation Activities

Recent Venture Activity

English Debate Society (Brazil)

Patent Activity


Other Innovation Activity

Community Awareness Lunch and Learn: a monthly event to raise diversity awareness in the department and CALL students to action

Paula In the News

Testing master's project in ZeroG flight

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Alma Mater announcing one of my prizes

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Volunteer work as a high-school teacher

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Paula Awards

Aviation Week/AIAA 20 Twenties

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

MIT Graduate Women of Excellence 2019