Explore Aeronaut-X: NASA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Block programming with the activity Navigate Your Zone
Wednesday 12/01/2021
7:30 pm ET/ 
No cost 1-hour webinar
Educators, parents/guardians
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Join Mauricio Rivas, engineer project manager in the Programs and Projects Directorate at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center working with AAM and UAS-NAS and Monica Uribe, EPDC Education Specialist, to learn about the different types of Unmmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and the work NASA is doing to make UAS flight safer within the National Airspace System (NAS). For over four decades, UAV's have been a part of NASA's fleet and some of their uses have included remote sensing for Earth sciences studies, hyperspectral imaging for agriculture monitoring, tracking of storms, and serving as telecommmunications relay platforms. Participants will have an overview of the activity Navigating Your Zone, where the studnets will use block programming to navigate a spherical programmable robot through a maze. Participants will have access to UAS educator guides, instructional Power Point presentation, NASA STEM videos, and NASA resources.




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.