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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

MEET THE Fall 2007 TEAMS

Now in its eleventh season, this semester's Design Challenge promises to be the most well-rounded to date! Thirteen teams - a mixture of five engineering disciplines - representing nine universities throughout the State of Texas - have been selected to participate.

Thank you! NASA Johnson Space Center, Center for Space Research and NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate for continuing to offer Design Challenge students such a broad range of projects to choose from.

Fall 2007 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Lamar University logo CARDINAL B.E.A.S.T.
Advanced Robotics Technology
Robotics - Semester I of II
http://ee.lamar.edu/SeniorProjects/TSGC/BEAST/BEAST.htm

Lamar CARDINAL B.E.A.S.T. Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Barnett, Becker *, Crawford, Landry
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harley Myler, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dave Cheuvront [JSC-ZF], NASA JSC Constellation Program Office
Lamar University logo CARDINAL DIRECTION
Advanced Robotics Technology
Robotics - Semester I of II
http://blog.cardinaldirection.org/?page_id=21

CARDINAL DIRECTION Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Burch, Cooper, Gaspard *, Gimber, Tade, Truncale
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Harley Myler, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dave Cheuvront [JSC-ZF], NASA JSC Constellation Program Office
Lamar University logo CARDINAL D.E.E.P.
Mars Drill Automation
Exploration - Semester I of II
http://ee.lamar.edu/SeniorProjects/TSGC/DEEP/DEEP.html

CARDINAL D.E.E.P. Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Davis *, Hollis, Patterson, Shenkir, Vinson
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Harley Myler, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, NASA Retired / Center for Space Research
Prarie View A&M University logo SPACE RAMEN
Initial Human Moon/Mars Exploration Village
Exploration - Semester I of II
http://spaceramen.com/default.aspx

SPACE RAMEN Team Patch
Institution: Prairie View A&M University
Team: Appiah, Copeland, He *, Scurry, Williams
Faculty Advisor: Dr. A. Annamalai, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, NASA Retired / Center for Space Research
Rice University logo TEAM PHOENIX
Biomedical Systems for Space Application
Biomedical Systems - Semester I of II
http://bioephoenix.googlepages.com/home

TEAM PHOENIX Team Patch
Institution: Rice University
Team: Yu *, Cheng, Chu, De, Vasco, Wang
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Z. Maria Oden, Dept of BioEngineering
Mentor: Dr. Tara Ruttley [JSC-EA3], NASA JSC Biomedical Systems Branch
Texas A&M University logo SEI ROBOTICS SPACE COLONIZATION
Advanced Robotics Technology
Robotics - Semester I of I
http://sei.tamu.edu/robotics/index.php

SEI ROBOTICS SPACE COLONIZATION Team Patch

Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Boehringer, Bolon, Bowes *, Holmstrom, Palacios, Soto, Thurston, Underwood, Weitz, Wilson
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Magdalini Lagoudas, Space Engineering Institute
Mentor: Dave Cheuvront [JSC-ZF], NASA JSC Constellation Program Office
Texas A&M University logo TEAM AG
Medical Diagnostics
Biomedical Systems for Space Application - Semester I of II

TEAM AG Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Gaona *, Renteria, Ravi, Thibodeaux
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard, Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Tara Ruttley [JSC-EA3], NASA JSC Biomedical Systems Branch
Texas A&M - Kingsville University logo SPACE COWBOYS
Design of a Hand Held Lunar Dust Removal Brush
NASA JSC Advanced EVA Technology Branch - Semester I of II

SPACE COWBOYS Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Team: Fitzgerald *, Guzman, Lozano, Monjaraz
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Larry Peel, Dept of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Mentor: Robert Trevino [JSC-EC5], Advanced EVA Technology
Texas Tech University logo RED RAIDERS
Design of a Water/Ice Transportation System for the Moon's South Pole
Energy Systems / Fluid Transportation - Semester I of II
http://www.webpages.ttu.edu/sadatta/

RED RAIDERS Team Patch
Institution: Texas Tech University
Team: Datta, Hayse, Mathew *, McGuire, Polcari
Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Tate, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Victor Spencer [JSC-EP4], NASA JSC Energy Systems Branch
University of Houston logo TEAM 4
Design of a Food Warmer for a Transit Mars Mission
NASA JSC Advanced Food Technology Branch - Semester I of I

TEAM 4 Team Patch
Institution: University of Houston
Team: Castro, Lopez, Perez, Stoner *
Faculty Advisor: Dr. J. R. Rao, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Michele Perchonk [JSC-SF3], Advanced Food Technology
University of Texas at Arlington logo TEAM UTA
Design of a Water/Ice Transportation System for the Moon's South Pole
Energy Systems / Fluid Transportation - Semester I of I

TEAM UTA Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Arlington
Team: Kiyooka, Morioka *, Takahashi, Tamari, Yamamoto
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kamesh Subbarao, Dept of Aerospace Engineering
Mentor: Victor Spencer [JSC-EP4], NASA JSC Energy Systems Branch
University of Texas at El Paso logo INHUMANS
Initial Human Moon Exploration Village
Exploration - Semester I of II
http://inhumans.cs.utep.edu/~rsoto4/

INHUMANS Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, El Paso
Team: Freeman *, Garcia, Goeway, Hicks, See Tao, Soto, Vega
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Starks, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, NASA Retired / Center for Space Research
University of Texas at El Paso logo S.F.E.E.
Initial Human Mars Exploration Village
Exploration - Semester I of II

S.F.E.E. Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, El Paso
Team: Alvarado, Camacho *, De Jesus, De La Fuente, Duran, Earley, Seanez
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Starks, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, NASA Retired / Center for Space Research