WiRE NFL Meet-Up: How Space Exploration Advances Fossil Reduction on Earth

A talk on ‘Fuel Production on Mars: The Link Between Space Exploration and Fossil-Free Fuels on Earth’ by Jessica Elwell.




For this virtual networking meet-up, we’ll be learning from Jessica Elwell, Director of Product Development at OxEon Energy.

Jessica will be sharing her inspiring journey with MOXIE – a NASA-MIT project where Martian CO2 was converted to O2 to enable human space exploration – and the applications for fossil-free fuels on Earth.

Organized by WiRE’s Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter. All are welcome!

This event consists of two parts:

1. Presentations,


2. Interactive, which includes:

  • Q&A with our guest speaker, and
  • virtual networking through small conversation groups.

This virtual event will take place through Zoom. For joining on Zoom at the time of the event, attendees can either log in to Eventbrite to be directed to the Zoom event or can access it by following instructions that will be emailed to registered attendees ahead of time.

For this reason, it is important that you receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite shortly after completing registration. In case you do not receive a confirmation email, check first that Eventbrite emails are not being filtered into your spam/junk box and then, if needed, contact info@womeninrenewableenergy.ca to resolve further.

Guest Speaker Biography

Jessica Elwell is the Director of Product Development at OxEon Energy. After attending Michigan Technological University to complete her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering, Jessica’s career has spanned multiple industries, including recreational equipment, specialty chemicals, weapon systems, and research and development support for renewable energy technologies and ISRU propellant production for aerospace applications.

Jessica’s current role at OxEon started in 2013 when she accepted a Program Management position for OxEon’s predecessor, Ceramatec, to manage Department of Energy, Department of Defense, USDA, and NASA projects. During this time, she was the Program Manager for a technology development project that is currently aboard NASA’s Perseverance Rover producing oxygen from the Mars atmosphere for the first time in human history. 

The event is finished.


Dec 07 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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