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INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPRING 2003 DESIGN CHALLENGE TEAMS
With the start of the Spring 2003 semester, the TSGC Design Challenge was officially launched. Thanks to NASA JSC research groups, the Challenge offered 28 design topics for student teams to choose from. Nine teams from four Texas universities submitted Design Briefs, and eight completed the design project process.
Spring 2003 Poster

Spring 2003 Team T-Shirt

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Meet the Spring 2003 Design Challenge Teams and read a profile of each design project.


TSGC STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE TEAMS - SPRING 2003
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi logo
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

A-TEAM

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

Team Leader: James Deases
Team Members: Mike Callahan, James Deases, Jaime Lopez, Justin Poses, Brandall Russell, Faustino Vallareal, Jason Wallace

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Satyajit Verma, Dept of Engineering Technology
Mentor: Dr. Michael Ewert, NASA JSC Environmental Office

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Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi logo
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

C.C. SOLAR

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

Team Leader: Skyler Mormon
Team Members: Susek Chan, Troy French, Luis Lopez, Skyler Mormon, Bryan Penn, Rene Ramos, Jerry Sanchez

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Satyajit Verma, Dept of Engineering Technology
Mentor: Dr. Melonee Jo Kines, NASA JSC Environmental Office

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Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

ZABEKS

Research Area: Space Food Systems
Design Topic: Meal Tray for Use on the International Space Station [ISS]

Team Leader: Zach Lopez
Team Members: Amy Alvarado, Brandon Castle, Sarah Gage, Zach Lopez, Kris Richardson, Eddie Zapata

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Satyajit Verma, Dept of Engineering Technology
Mentor: Dr. Vickie Kloeris, NASA JSC Space Food Systems Laboratory

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Texas Christian University logo
Texas Christian University

FROGS IN SPACE

Research Area: Tethers

Design Topic: Development and Testing of a Tethered Satellite System for Creating Artificial Gravity Tethers

Team Leader: Tyler Summers
Team Members: Justin Hussey, Tyler Smith, Tyler Summers

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andre Mazzoleni, Department of Engineering
Mentor: Jason Dugas, NASA JSC Energy Systems Division

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University of Texas, Austin

LONGHORNS

Research Area: Human Factors

Design Topic: Multipurpose Crew Restraints for Long Duration Space Flight

Team Leader: Jason Robin
Team Members: Brody Knudtson, Jason Robin, John Wisecup

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ronald Barr, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Mihriban Whitmore, NASA JSC Habitability and Human Factors Office

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UT Austin logo
University of Texas, Austin

CADETS

Research Area: Heat Transfer
Design Topic: Fault Tolerant Heat Exchanger

Team Leader: Grant Johnson
Team Members: Kalifa Al-Misna, Grant Johnson, Kyle Yamaguchi

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Ball, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. David Westheimer, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Division

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University of Texas, San Antonio

RUNNERS

Research Area: Fluid Dynamics
Design Topic: EVA Compatible Fluid Quick Disconnect

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

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

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yish Singh, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. David Westheimer, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Division

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