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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 2011 TEAMS

As the Design Challenge Program celebrates its ninth year . . . eight extraordinary teams embark upon the challenge of solving issues of importance to the NASA community. I am pleased to introduce them to you below:

Fall 2011 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Rice University logo RICE UNIVERSITY - TEAM HELIOS Team Patch
Emergency Eyewash in Microgravity Environments
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Rice University
Department Represented: BioEngineer and Mechanical Engineering
Team: Multidiscipline: BIOE Seniors: Rob Bauer*, Malcolm Blake, Eric Lee, Thierry Rignol. ME Senior: Zachary Foster
Faculty Advisors: r. Matthew Wettergreen, Computational and Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory; Dr. Brent Houches, Dept of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Maria Oden, Director, Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Mentored By: Dr. Bara Reyna, NASA JSC Space Medicine Division
Texas A&M University logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - TAMU ARES Team Patch
Mars Habitat and Initial Settlement Village
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Multidiscipline Freshmen: Kristine Chapple (RHE), Kenny Chour (AE), Jacob Fitch (AE), Carl Hurd (NE), Travis Yuille* (PE)
Faculty Advisors: Mrs. Magda Lagoudas, TAMU Director of Engineering Student Services and Academic Programs (ESSAP); Jacqueline Hodge, TAMU ESSAP
Mentored By: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, UT Center for Space Research Fellow; NASA Retired
Texas A&M University logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - TAMU SPEARHEAD Team Patch
Mars Habitat and Initial Settlement Village
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Multidiscipline Freshmen: Michael Bass* (ME), Meredith Davis (NE), Luis Jimenez (IE/SE), Stewart Lach (GE), Miranda Nelson (AE)
Faculty Advisors: Mrs. Magda Lagoudas, TAMU Director of Engineering Student Services and Academic Programs (ESSAP); Jacqueline Hodge, TAMU ESSAP
Mentored By: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, UT Center for Space Research Fellow; NASA Retired
Texas A&M University logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - STAR BUSTERS Team Patch
ISS Coffee System Adaptor
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Team: Engineering Freshmen: Ivan Cortes, Alyse Judilla, Hannah Ringler, Andrew Marshall*, Matthew Vezendy
Faculty Advisors: Mrs. Magda Lagoudas, TAMU Director of Engineering Student Services and Academic Programs (ESSAP); Jacqueline Hodge, TAMU ESSAP
Mentored By: John Glass, NASA JSC, Habitability and Human Factors Division
Texas Tech University logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, KINGSVILLE - MEEN MACHINES Team Patch
Lightweight Passive Space Docking System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Lisa Gonzalez*, Samuel Ruiz, Jr., Michael Bauer, Kyle Muschalek, Javier Perez
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Larry Peel, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Chris Lupo, NASA JSC iLIDS System Integration
Texas Tech University logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, KINGSVILLE - LAUNDRY-IN-SPACE Team Patch
Non-Gravity Specific Laundry System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Victoria Bailey, Gary Garcia, Michael Liles, Michael Orona*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Larry Peel, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentored By: Evelyn Orndoff, NASA JSC Crew and Thermal Systems Division
UT logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - NASA TURBOFLIGHT Team Patch
Propellant Feed System Analysis: NASA's X-34 Hypersonic Space Vehicle
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Travis Hampton, Michael Ohlson, Jason Wrobel*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tom Keihne, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentored By: John Brewer, NASA JSC Propulsion and Fluid Systems Branch
UTEP logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, EL PASO - UTEP MINERS Team Patch
Mars Water Works System
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas, El Paso
Department Represented: Systems Engineering
Team: SE Graduate Students: Mario Delgado, Alejandro Garcia, Carlos Xanchez, Hoong Yan See Tao*, Sergio Fong
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Smith, Dept of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
Mentored By: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, UT Center for Space Research Fellow; NASA Retired