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PROGRAM CONTACTS

Dr. Tim Urban
designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-0967
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

Talia Jurgens
designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-8271
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

 

DESIGN TEAMS

SPRING 2005 TEAMS

The TSGC DESIGN CHALLENGE enters its sixth semester in Spring 2005 with 16 design teams participating - - the largest "class" to date. Six teams return to continue design projects initiated during Fall 04 - - nine begin the first semester of project design. As always, special thanks go to the researchers and research groups from the NASA Johnson Space Center and the Center for Space Research who continue to offer exciting design project topics for student team selection.


MEET THE SPRING 2005 TEAMS
* denotes team leader

Lamar University logo CARDINAL DRILLERS
Mars Drill Automation
Mars Exploration - Semester II of II

Cardinal Drillers Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Mohammed Ahmed, David Landry, Craig Mitchell, Wade Salazar*
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Shawn Corkran, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research
Lamar University logo ROBOCARDS
Advanced Robotics Technology
Robotics - Semester II of II

Robocard Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Michael Andrews, Colin Mahaffey, Matthew Majors*, Tahir Raza, Truong Tran
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bernard J. Maxum, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dave Cheuvront, NASA JSC Exploration Systems Engineering Office [EX4]
Rice University logo SPACE OWLS
Exercise Countermeasures for Bone & Muscle Loss on Orbit
Bioengineering - Semester II of II
http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~mkolnik/spaceowls/index.html

Space Owls Team Patch
Institution: Rice University
Team: Allison Bean*, Sriram Eleswarapu, Danika Hayman, Kimberly Hsu, Martin Kolnik
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Z. Maria Oden and Dr. Michael Liebschner
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, NASA JSC Biomedical Systems Division
Rice University logo TEAM COBRA
Exercise Countermeasures for Bone & Muscle Loss on Orbit
Bioengineering - Semester II of II
http://www.riceteamcobra.com

Team Cobra Team Patch
Institution: Rice University
Team: William Elam, Chris Gibson*, Zeyad Metwalli, Roland Robb, Thomas Rooney
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Liebschner, Dept of Bioengineering
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, NASA JSC Biomedical Systems Division
Texas A&M University logo TEAM ATLAS
Exercise Countermeasures for Bone & Muscle Loss on Orbit
Biomedical Systems - Semester II of II
www.jivegraphics.com/nasa/nasa4/intro/mainpage.html

Team Atlas Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Krista Handyside*, Julia Leslie, Timothy Frank, Bethany Wicker
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard, Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, NASA JSC Biomedical Systems Division
Texas A&M University logo TEXAS AGGIENAUTS
Space Vehicle Cargo & Stowage System Design
Space Structures & Materials - Semester II of II
http://sei.tamu.edu/designchallenge/

Aggienauts Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Katherine Calle, Quentin Donnellan*, Jason Espinosa, James Monroe, Joseph Reza
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Magdalini Lagoudas, Spacecraft Technology Center
Mentor: Jan Connolly, NASA JSC Habitability and Environmental Factors Office
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi logo ARIES
Human Mars Exploration Village
Exploration - Semester I of I

ARIES Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Team: Mike Dirks*, Brian Goldsworthy, Clint Graham, Vince Montalvo, Jennifer Pace
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Satyajit Verma, Dept of Engineering Technology
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi logo ISLAND-EERS
Humidity and Temperature Control for Space Vehicles
Thermal Processes - Semester I of I
Team web site

ISLAND-EERS Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Team: Justin Bone, Andrew Jimenez, Will Maeger*, Jake Salcines, Mark Villarreal
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Satyajit Verma, Dept of Engineering Technology
Mentor: George Tuan, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Office
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi logo RAMROD
ROVER I - Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Mars Surface
Exploration - Semester I of I

Ramrod Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Team: Daniel Davis*, Darren Malik, Paul Watkins, Paul Whorton, Nick Tilley
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Satyajit Verma, Dept of Engineering Technology
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi logo TSUNAMI
EVA Compatible Fluid Quick Disconnect Valve
Thermal Fluids - Semester I of I

Institution: Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Team: Ruben Cortez*, Luis Garcia, Cody Laskar, Jonathan Ortiz, Victor Ortiz
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Satyajit Verma, Dept of Engineering Technology
Mentor: David Westheimer, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Office
University of Texas at Arlington logo ASTRONAUTICS ANONYMOUS
Rover II - Design of a Lunar/Mars Human Rover
Space Transportation Systems - Semester I of II
http://mech.uta.edu/~AA

ASTRONAUTICS ANONYMOUS Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Arlington
Team: Jade Baillot, Chizuru Hamasaki, Nicolaas Crous, Mark Yebra*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kamesh Subbarao, Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
Mentor: Victor Spencer, NASA JSC Propulsion and Fluid Systems Branch
University of Texas at Arlington logo WINNING 7
Rover I - Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Moon or Mars Surface
Space Transportation Systems - Semester I of I
http://omega.uta.edu/~kxn3056/

Winning 7 Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Arlington
Team: Nobuyasu Chihara, Shinnosuke Fukuta, Isao Kita, Takafumi Miura, Kengo Noguchi, Kosuke Ota*, Tetsuo Shihashi
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kamesh Subbarao, Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research
University of Texas at Austin logo LITTLE DIPPERS
Space Vehicle Cargo and Stowage System Design
Space Structures & Materials - Semester I of I

LITTLE DIPPERS Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Kristyn Jackson, Alex Perez-Bergquist*, Jonathan Rylander
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Desiderio Kovar, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Jan Connolly, NASA JSC Habitability and Environmental Factors Office
University of Texas at Austin logo NASA DISCONNECT
EVA Compatible Fluid Quick Disconnect Valve
Thermal Fluids - Semester I of I

NASA Disconnect Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Sang Kyu Lee, Chris Lin, Rory Mallard*, Tony Nitkowski
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rich Crawford, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: David Westheimer, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Office
University of Texas at Austin logo TEXAS HOLD'EM
Crew Restraints for Long Duration Space Flight
Space Human Factors - Semester I of I

Texas Hold'em Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Justin Drummond, Chris Kurr*, Jeffrey Mitchell
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ron Barr, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Mihriban Whitmore, NASA JSC Habitability and Human Factors Office
University of Texas at El Paso logo MINERNAUTS
Rover I - Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Moon or Mars Surface
Space Transportation Systems - Semester I of I

Minernauts Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, El Paso
Team: Alvaro Fernandez*, Mark Flores, Anthony Saiz
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Louis Everett, Dept of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research