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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 2008 TEAMS

Lucky season thirteen - marks six successful years in pairing university teams with NASA-supplied Design Challenge Program topics. The Fall 2008 semester had a rough start with two hurricanes and a flood impacting many Texas institutions . . . and we are all still adjusting. Nevertheless, we have six outstanding teams poised to worked on an all new set of design challenge topics this semester.

Fall 2008 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Lamar University logo SOLCAM
RISA Multispectral, Optical System Development
ESMD Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems - Semester I of II

SOLCAM Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Adams, Oswald, Rivera, Webb *
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harley Myler, Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Doug Holland, NASA JSC
Lamar University logo LAMAR LEVITATORS
Design of a Crew Elevation Device for Lunar Lander
Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems - Semester I of II

LAMAR LEVITATORS Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Cherry *, Ford, Lewis, Townsend, Wright
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Ken Aung and Dr. Jenny Zhou, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Glenn Miller, NASA JSC Structural Engineering Division
Rice University logo TEAM PENGUIN
Neuro-Vestibular Countermeasures
Biomedical Systems for Space Application - Semester I of II

TEAM PENGUIN Team Patch
Institution: Rice University
Team: Binder *, Lazaro, Mallick, Wu
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Z. Maria Oden, Department of BioEngineering and Director, Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Mentors: Dr. Tara Ruttley, Systems Architecture and Integration Office, Biomedical Systems Branch and Dr. David Tomko, NASA Headquarters Advanced Capabilities Division, Human Research Program
Rice University logo TEAM TAURUS
Design of a Systemic Bone Loss Monitoring System
ESMD Biomedical Systems for Space Application - Semester I of II

TEAM TAURUS Team Patch
Institution: Rice University
Team: Foucar *, Goldberg, Hon, Moore, Williams
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Z. Maria Oden, Department of BioEngineering and Director, Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Mentors: Dr. Tara Ruttley, NASA JSC Systems Architecture and Integration Office, Biomedical Systems Branch and Dr. David Tomko, NASA Headquarters Advanced Capabilities Division, Human Research Program
Texas A&M University logo TEAM FIVE
Exercise Device for the Crew Exploration Vehicle
Biomedical Systems for Space Application - Semester I of II

TEAM FIVE Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Boakye, Charanya, Tiruvadi, Thompson *
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Charles Lessard, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Mentors: Dr. Tara Ruttley, Systems Architecture and Integration Office, Biomedical Systems Branch and Dr. David Tomko, NASA Headquarters Advanced Capabilities Division, Human Research Program
Texas Tech University logo ASTRAL RAIDERS
Design of Dust-Proof Hand Tools
ESMD Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems - Semester I of II

ASTRAL RAIDERS Team Patch
Institution: Texas Tech University
Team: Brown *, Flatt, Leung, Odhiambo
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Yang, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Robert Trevino, NASA EVA Technology Development Group, Crew & Thermal Systems Division and NASA Administrator's Fellow