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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 2010 TEAMS

Please Welcome the Fall 2010 Design Challenge Teams!

The Design Challenge Program celebrates seventeen semesters with ten teams from seven Texas institutions focused on finding solutions to problems of importance to NASA's mission.

Two teams will be returning from Spring 2010 to complete projects begun last semester; eight others begin work on one or two-semester projects.

I am very pleased to introduce them to you below!

Debbie Mullins

Fall 2010 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - LEP (LAMAR ELECTRIC PROPULSION) Team Patch
Electric Propulsion Systems
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: Electrical Engineering
Team: EE Seniors: Christopher Lee, Austin Prince*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harley Myler, Chairman, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentored By: Doug Holland, NASA JSC Advanced Development Office
Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - WIRELESS RISA Team Patch
Remote Image System Acquisition (RISA) - Space Camera 4 (SC4) Development
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: Electrical Engineering
Team: EE Seniors: Russell Barker, Will Gilthorpe*, Trung Vo
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harley Myler, Chairman, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentored By: Doug Holland, NASA JSC Advanced Development Office
Rice University logo RICE UNIVERSITY - CARDIOWLS Team Patch
Design and Build a Wireless Multi-Channel ECG System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Rice University
Department Represented: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Team: ECE Seniors: Seoyeon Hong, Stephen Jong, Stephen Kruzick *, Brian Viel
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Gary Woods and Dr. Ashutosh Sabharwal, Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mentor: Baraquiel Reyna, NASA JSC Space Medicine Division
Rice University logo RICE UNIVERSITY - ELECTRIC OWL Team Patch
Design of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Martian Exploration
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Rice University
Department Represented: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Team: ECE Seniors: Anthony Austin, Jeff Bridge*, Robert Brockman, Peter Hokanson
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gary Woods, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mentors: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, NASA Retired; Center for Space Research Fellow and David Fuson, NASA Advanced Radiation Instrumentation Project
Texas A&M University logo TEXAS A&M - EMBEDIC Team Patch
Design and Build a Wireless Multi-Channel ECG System
Semester I of II
http://capstone.tamu.edu/Teams/Fall'10/embedic/

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Department Represented: Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
Team: EET Seniors: Raymond King, Patrick Navarro, Alex Smith*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jay Porter, Dept of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
Mentor: Baraquiel Reyna, NASA JSC Space Medicine Division
Texas Tech University logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, KINGSVILLE - AWESOME Team Patch
Design of Dust Tolerant EVA Compatible Connectors
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Charles Ball*, Alan Clay, Lorena Garcia, Thomas Putnam, Jorge Ramos
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Larry Peel, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Robert Trevino, NASA JSC Crew and Thermal Systems Division
Texas Tech University logo TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY - SPACE RAIDERS Team Patch
Design of a "Coffee the Way You Like It" Coffee System Adapter for Astronaut Use on the International Space Station
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas Tech University
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Zane Anderson, Raul Mazariegos, Evan McFarden*, Mark Nockels, Gregory Webb
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Yang, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Michele Perchonok, NASA JSC Habitability and Environmental Factors Division
Texas Tech University logo TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY - MASKED MEDICS Team Patch
Design of a Multipurpose Rescue EVA Litter
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas Tech University
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Andrew Higgins*, William Courtney, Ryan Eisele, Hasan Salahat , Nathan Stipek, Justin Williford
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Yang, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Robert Trevino, NASA JSC Crew and Thermal Systems Division
UT logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN - SPACE PIRATES Team Patch
Cryogenic Boiloff Recovery - Cool Down and Condensation and Recovery of Vent Gases
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Chris Berg*, Matthias Lang, Mark Peltier
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Richard Crawford and Dr. Tom Kiehne, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Joe Chambliss, NASA JSC Exploration, Crew & Thermal Systems Division
UTSA University logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, SAN ANTONIO - PLI (PERPETUAL LIGHT INC) Team Patch
Lunar Module Heat Rejection System
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas, San Antonio
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Michael Gouge, Adrian Martinez*
Faculty Advisors: Dr. John Simonis, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Gene Ungar, NASA JSC Crew and Thermal Systems Division