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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

Fall 2006 TEAMS

TSGC Design Challenge - semester nine kicks off!

Eleven teams are set to participate during the Fall 2006 semester of the TSGC Design Challenge.

Special thanks 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. Thanks also to the new projects offerings provided by the Engineering Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.


MEET THE Fall 2006 TEAMS
Fall 2006 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Lamar University logo LUC [LAMAR UNIVERSITY CREW]
Heat Pump for Thermal Control of Space Vehicles
Crew and Thermal Systems - Semester I of II

Lamar LUC Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Curtis Lanning*, Alfred Bryan, Ben McBride
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jenny Zhou, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: David Westheimer, [JSC-EC], Crew & Thermal Systems Division
Lamar University logo RED ROVER
Advanced Robotics Technology - Object Avoidance
Robotics - Semester I of II

Red Rover Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Jace Daigle*, John Brazzil, Greg Gattis, Martin Martinez
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Bernard Maxum, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dave Cheuvront, [JSC-ZF], Constellation Program Office
Lamar University logo HEAT Q12
Multi-Environment Evaporative Heat Sink
Crew and Thermal Systems - Semester I of II

Heat Q12 Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Derek Willis*, Hoang Le, Matthew Thomas
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Jenny Zhou, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Molly Anderson, JSC-EC2, Crew & Thermal Systems Division
Lamar University logo ENGINEERS ANONYMOUS
Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Moon or Mars Surface
Exploration - Semester I of II

Engineers Anonymous Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Madison Hasson*, Michael Billings, Marcus Stone
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jenny Zhou
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research
Rice University logo Team MDS
Medical Devices for Spaceflight
Medical Diagnostics - Semester I of II

MDS Team Patch
Institution: Rice University
Team: Martin Bost, Jennifer Howse*, Ny-Ying Lam, Zaven Sargsyan, Patrick Storer
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Z. Maria Oden, Dept of Bioengineering
Mentor: Dr. David Tomko, NASA Headquarters, Health and Human Performance
Texas A&M University logo BMEN REVOLUTION
CEV Exercise
Biomedical Systems

BMEN Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Neil Markwardt, Kristin Miller, Cody Schoener*, Matt Westfall
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard
Mentor: Renita Fincke, Wyle Laboratories, Houston
Texas A&M University logo MYO-MED
Countermeasures to Combat Negative Effects of Spaceflight on Humans
Biomedical Systems - Semester I of II

MyoMed Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Alexis Crawley, Austin Perk, Daniel Shanks, Kelly Sheppard*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard
Mentor: Dr. David Tomko, NASA Headquarters, Human Health & Performance
Texas A&M University logo MARS FITNESS
Initial Human Mars Exploration Village - Exercise & Recreation Facilities
Exploration

Mars Fitness Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Andrew Cockerham, Ashley Harrison, Andrew Hayes, Christina Nazzal*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research
Texas A&M University logo COSMONEERS
Medical Diagnostics
Biomedical Systems - Semester I of II

Cosmoneers Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Casey Cox, Andrea Dreiss, Erin Johnson*, Avni Patel
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, JSC-EB, Biomedical Systems Division
Texas Tech University logo GALLEY DESIGN TEAM
Design of a Food Prep / Dining Galley for a Mission to Mars
Space Architecture / Food Technology - Semester I of II

Galley Design Team Patch
Institution: Texas Tech University
Team: Tonio Adkins, Eric Andrew*, Michael Cabrera, Gary Foran
Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Tate
Mentor: Dr. Michele Perchonok, JSC-SF3, Advanced Food Technology
Texas Tech University logo RED PLANET RAIDERS
Initial Human Mars Exploration Village - System Architecture
Space Architecture - Semester I of II

Red Planet Raiders Team Patch
Institution: Texas Tech University
Team: Robert Hodge*, Christian Vega, Peter Wilcox
Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Tate
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research
University of Texas at Austin logo LONGHORN MARS DRILLING [LMD]
Mars Drill Automation
Exploration - Semester I of I

UT LMD Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Stephanie Beckett*, Leah Olson, Kristen John, Ben May, Jeff Chu, Kelli Rankin
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, UT Center for Space Research
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research