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INFORMATION ABOUT THE FALL 2003 DESIGN CHALLENGE TEAMS
Fall 2003 marks the second full-operation semester for TSGC's Design Challenge. This semester, for the first time, two NASA centers provided topics for design student selection: NASA JSC research groups provided a full-range of research projects by submitting fourteen topics; NASA Marshall Space Flight Center provided a design resource for two teams. As a result, this semester, TSGC is delighted to host ten teams from eight Texas institutions. TSDC Poster
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Meet the Fall 2003 Design Challenge Teams!


TSGC STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE TEAMS - FALL 2003
Lamar University logo
Lamar University

OUTLAWS

Research Area: Solar Electric Transportation
Design Topic: Solar Powered Charging of Electric Carts or Bicycles

Team Leader: Chris Johnson
Team Members: Scott Collins, Chris Johnson, Will Tawney

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kyaw [Ken] Aung, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentors: Michael Ewert and Jo Kines, NASA JSC Environmental Office

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Prairie View A&M University

SPACE PANTHERS

Research Area: Human Factors
Design Topic: Smart Habitat for Human Factors and Habitability Assessments Station [ISS]

Team Leader: Adia Jones
Team Members: Rachel Garrett, Adia Jones

Faculty Advisor: Dr. R. Radha, Dept of Civil Engineering
Mentors: Dr. Mihriban Whitmore and Vicky Byrne, NASA JSC Habitability and Human Factors Office

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Rice University
Rice University

OWLS

Research Area: Bioengineering
Design Topic: Medical Equipment / Systems Improvement for the International Space Station

Team Leader: Patricia Nason
Team Members: Yu-Chen Fu, Adam Horch, Patricka Nason, Isaac Noh, Michael Powell, Charlie Shih

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Liebscher, Dept of Bioengineering
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, NASA JSC Biomedical Systems Division

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Texas A&M University, Kingsville

BALLOON SATELLITE I

Research Area: Satellite Systems
Design Topic: Balloon Satellite to Explore Space

Team Leader: Antonio Villalobos
Team Members: Aaron Higginbottom, Cristelia Zarate, Antonio Villalobos

Faculty Advisor: Tony Kim, Department of Computer Science
Mentor: Tony Kim, NASA MSFC Administrator's Fellowship Program

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Texas A&M University, Kingsville

BALLOON SATELLITE II

Research Area: Satellite Systems
Design Topic: Balloon Satellite to Explore Space

Team Leader: Barbara Neth
Team Members: Baidema Quintero, Jesus Najera, Barbara Neth

Faculty Advisor: Tony Kim, Department of Computer Science
Mentor: Tony Kim, NASA MSFC Administrator's Fellowship Program

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Trinity University

TIGERNAUTS

Research Area: Space Transportation Systems
Design Topic: Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Moon or Mars Surface Space Flight

Team Leader: Kathleen Lachance
Team Members: Roberto Aranibar, Kathleen Lachance, Landon Nemoto, Michael Poteet

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin Nickels, Department of Engineering Science
Mentor: Dr. Hum Mandell, NASA JSC Exploration Office

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University of Texas, Austin

BEVONAUTS

Research Area: Heat Transfer
Design Topic: Temperature and Humidity Control for Space Application

Team Leader: Michael Damschen
Team Members: Gary Chao, Bradley Cox, Michael Damschen

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kiehne, Applied Research Laboratories, UT Austin
Mentor: David Westheimer, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Division

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University of Texas, Pan American

SPACE AUTONOMIA

Research Area: Robotics
Design Topic: Advanced Robotics Technology

Team Leader: Ana Castillo
Team Members: Nelson Carrasquero, Ana Castillo, Mario Contreras, Gabriel Rodriguez

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mounir Ben Ghalia, Department of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: David Cheuvront, NASA JSC Engineering Research and Technology Office

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University of Texas, San Antonio

RUNNERS

Research Area: Fluid Dynamics
Design Topic: EVA Compatible Fluid Quick Disconnect [Sem II]

Team Leader: Warren Booth
Team Members: Warren Booth, Alicia Ruiz, Pedro Vilchis, Luis Zertuche

Faculty Advisor: A.C. Rogers, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Gene Ungar, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Division

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University of Texas, San Antonio

TEAM UTSA

Research Area: Heat Transfer
Design Topic: Fault Tolerant Heat Exchanger [Sem II]

Team Leader: Ricardo Diaz
Team Members: Ricardo Diaz, Francis Santos, Michael Santos

Faculty Advisor: A.C. Rogers, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: David Westheimer, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Division

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