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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 Spring 2009 TEAMS

Nine outstanding teams will be participating in the Spring 2009 Design Challenge. Six teams are returning to complete a second semester of NASA project design; three new one-semester teams will be joining the group.

Spring 2009 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Lamar University logo LAMAR LEVITATORS
Design of a Crew Elevation Device for Lunar Lander
Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems - Semester II 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, Ross Patterson and John Zipay; NASA JSC Structural Engineering Division
Lamar University logo SOLCAM
RISA Multispectral, Optical System Development
ESMD Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems - Semester II of II
http://teamsolcam.com

 

SOLCAM Team Patch
Institution: Lamar University
Team: Adams, Oswald, Rivera, Webb *
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harley Myler, Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Doug Holland, Doug Holland, NASA JSC System Architecture and Integration Office
Rice University logo TEAM PENGUIN
An Inflight Neuro-Vestibular Countermeasures for Gravitational Readaptation
Biomedical Systems for Space Application - Semester II of II
http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~byb4431/index.html

 

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
Bone Remodeling Monitor
ESMD Biomedical Systems for Space Application - Semester II of II
http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~egw4693/index.html

 

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 II of II
http://team5.veritexx.net/index.htm

 

TEAM FIVE Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Boakye, Charanya, Thompson *, Tiruvadi
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 TAMUK HOGS
Wardroom Table for ISS
Crew and Thermal Systems - Semester I of II

 

ASTRAL RAIDERS Team Patch
Institution: Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Team: Geyne *, Nobbie, Patel, Rees, Sauser, Turner
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Larry Peel, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Bruce Sauser, NASA JSC Crew and Thermal Systems Division
Texas Tech University logo ASTRAL RAIDERS
Design of Dust-Proof Hand Tools
ESMD Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems - Semester II 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
University of Texas at Austin logo NASA ELEVATOR
Design of a Crew Elevation Device for the Altair Lunar Lander
Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems - Semester I of I

 

ASTRAL RAIDERS Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Guzman, Schoellmann *, Tang
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Seepersad, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentors: Glenn Miller, Ross Patterson and John Zipay; NASA JSC Structural Engineering Division
University of Texas at Austin logo NASA OXYGEN PROJECT
Design of a Liquefaction and Storage System for Oxygen on the Moon
Energy Systems Division, Propulsion Branch - Semester I of I

 

ASTRAL RAIDERS Team Patch
Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Team: Effland *, Oldham, Villarreal
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Hall, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Victor Spencer, NASA JSC Structural Engineering Division