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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 2006 TEAMS

The TSGC Design Challenge begins season eight in Spring 2006. Five teams are slated to return to complete a second semester of project design. Additional teams will be added through January 27th.

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 2006 TEAMS
* denotes team leader

Lamar University logo M.A.R.S.
Advanced Robotics Technology
Robotics - Semester II of II [continuing the work of last year's Robocards]

M.A.R.S. Team logo
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Kyle Arnold*, Chris Benally, W. Paeng Buahame, Jeremy Williams
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bernard J. Maxum, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dave Cheuvront, JSC Exploration Systems Engr Division
Rice University logo H.P.N. - High Performance Ninjas
Medical Equipment / System Improvements for ISS
Biomedical Systems - Semester II of II
http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~hpn/

HPN Team logo
Institution: Rice University
Team: Elaine Chan, Cynthia Chang, Alexander Gordon*, Eric Vu, Peter Yang
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Maria Z. Oden and Dr. Michael Liebschner, Dept of Bioengineering
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, JSC Biomedical Systems Division
Rice University logo THUNDERBIRDS
Medical Equipment / System Improvements for ISS
Bioengineering - Semester II of II
http://www.ricethunderbirds.com/

Thunderbirds Team logo
Institution: Rice University
Team: Jimmy Barnes, Neha Datta, Vishal Gupta, Laura Higbie, Lei Ji
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Maria Z. Oden and Dr. Michael Liebschner, Dept of Bioengineering
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, JSC Biomedical Systems Division
Texas A&M University logo MARS ER
Initial Human Mars - Mars Hospital
Exploration - Semester II of II
http://biomed.tamu.edu/academics/Projects/05C/Team5/

Mars ER Team logo
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Stephen Dao, L. Colleen Dillenbeck*, Cheng-Chung Hsu, Holly Gibbs
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard, Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research
University of Texas at Austin logo RED PLANET ROUGHNECKS
Mars Drill Automation
Exploration - Semester I of I

UT Roughnecks Team logo
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Nicholas Fey, Matthew Ganser*, John Roby
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rich Crawford
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research w/ JSC Exploration Office [JSC-EX]
University of Texas at Austin logo ZERO G
Heat Pump for Thermal Control of Space Vehicles
Heat Transfer - Semester I of I

UT Zero G Team logo
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Dat Pham*, Brandon Slaughter, David Tran
Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Howell
Mentor: David Westheimer, JSC Crew & Thermal Systems Division [JSC-EC]
University of Texas at Austin logo SPACE CADETS
Design of a Small Pass Airlock for Lunar Lander or Habitat
EVA Technology
https://webspace.utexas.edu/wardjw2/index.htm

UT Space Cadets Team logo
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Timothy Klatt*, Gerry Suhali, Jacob Ward
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joseph Beaman
Mentor: Robert Trevino, JSC Advanced EVA Technology Group [JSC-EC5]
University of Texas at San Antonio logo PLANETARY VEHICLE DESIGN
Rover I: Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Moon or Mars
Exploration - Semester II of II

Rowdy Space Boys Team logo
Institution: University of Texas, San Antonio
Team: Hector Mendoza*, Korhan Sirlan, Jaciel Solis, Mark Stehney
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jahan Eftekhar, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research