Mauricio Perez-Oviedo

“I’m forever in debt to the STEM Takes Flight program. Going to NASA has continued to enable me to advance through my path towards a rewarding career in engineering!”

Name: Mauricio Perez-Oviedo

Program: STEM Takes Flight, 2017


Mauricio Perez-Oviedo was an engineering student at Northern Virginia Community College when he applied and was accepted for the STEM Takes Flight program. He spent the summer of 2017 at NASA Langley working in the Research Directorate, Advance Materials and Processing Branch.


His research project was related to the use of an electrostatic precipitator to capture polystyrene microsphere particulate and other airborne contaminants from wind tunnel air streams.


He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland and actively involved in MDLoop, a research team focused on Hyperloop transportation. He was one of eleven selected to join the project from a pool of 152 individuals. More information on the project can be found here.


This summer he was selected to join the NRL (Naval Research Laboratory) team for an ongoing internship while in school with the possibility of a full time job upon graduation.