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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 2007 TEAMS

The 10th semester of the TSGC Design Challenge program begins with the Spring 2007 semester.

As always, TSGC thanks the researchers and research groups from the NASA Johnson Space Center, Center for Space Research and NASA Headquarters Exploration Systems Mission Directorate for offering design project opportunities to Texas university teams.


MEET THE Spring 2007 TEAMS
Spring 2007 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 II 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 II of II
Red Rover Project Video [view low res / download hi res (72 MB Zipped file)]

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 II of II

Heat Q12 Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Hoang Le*, Matthew Thomas
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Jenny Zhou, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Molly Anderson, JSC-EC2, Crew & Thermal Systems Division
Rice University logo Team MDS
Medical Devices for Spaceflight
Medical Diagnostics - Semester II of II
http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~mbost/mds/

MDS Team Patch
Institution: Rice University
Team: Martin Bost, Jennifer Howse*, Ny-Ying Lam, Zaven Sargsyan, Patrick Storer
Faculty Advisor: 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
http://www.freewebs.com/bmenrevolution/

BMEN Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Neil Markwardt, Kristin Miller, Cody Schoener*, Matt Westfall
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard, Department of Biomedical Engineering
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 II of II
http://www.freewebs.com/teammyomed/

MyoMed Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Alexis Crawley*, Austin Perk, Daniel Shanks, Kelly Sheppard
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard, Department of Biomedical Engineering
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
http://ashryan07.googlepages.com/

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

Cosmoneers Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Casey Cox, Andrea Dreiss*, Erin Johnson, Avni Patel
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Lessard, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, JSC-EB, Biomedical Systems Division
Texas Tech University logo RED PLANET RAIDERS
Initial Human Mars Exploration Village - System Architecture / Dining Galley
Space Architecture - Semster II of II

Red Planet Raiders Team Patch
Institution: Texas Tech University
Team: Tonio Adkins, Eric Andrew, Michael Cabrera*, Robert Hodge, Christian Vega, Peter Wilcox
Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Tate, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research & Dr. Michele Perchonok, JSC-SF3, Advanced Food Technology
University of Texas at Austin logo cHEX MIX
Liquid to Phase Change Heat Exchanger
Thermal Systems - Semester I of I

UT cHEX MIX Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Sara Garcia*, Katie Fujarski, Stephanie Goodwin
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Crawford, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: David Westheimer, JSC-EC, Crew & Thermal Systems Division
University of Texas at Austin logo DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Moon or Mars
Exploration Systems - Semester I of I

UT Discovery Channel Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Brad Hallett*, Matthew Moran, Gene Stevens
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Crawford, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research