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ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

DESIGN TEAMS

Past Teams

Showcase Photos

TEAM NOTEBOOK

DESIGN TOPICS

TIMELINE

 

 

 

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 2012 TEAMS

Welcome Fall 2012 Teams!

As we celebrate the Design Challenge Program's tenth year in operation, it is a pleasure to introduce the eight teams who will be participating in the Design Challenge this semester. Two teams will be returning to complete their second semester; Six will be beginning work this semester.

Fall 2012 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - ASTRO CARDINALS Team Patch
Sanitizing Airlock for ISS
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Philip Daleo*, Don Petry, Mauro Hernandez, David Robinson
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentored By: Robert Trevino, NASA JSC, Crew and Thermal Systems Division
Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - GLIESE581 Team Patch
Intelligent Lighting Control System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: Electrical Engineering
Team: EE Seniors: Kelvin Lai, Joseph Hancock*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harley Myler, Chair, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC Human Interface Branch, Avionics Systems Division
Rice University logo RICE UNIVERSITY - HERMES Team Patch
Integrating Low-Power Sensors with Passive RFID Tags for ISS C02 Monitoring
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Rice University
Department Represented: Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Team: EE Seniors: Kai He, Elaine Chung*, Jiwon Choe, Nonso Anyigbo, Daryl Arredondo
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joseph Cavallaro, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mentored By: Raymond Wagner and Richard Barton, NASA JSC Avionics Systems Division
Rice University logo RICE UNIVERSITY - HOUSTON, WE HAVE COFFEE Team Patch
ISS Coffee System Adaptor
Semester I of I

 

Institution: Rice University
Department Represented: Engineering
Team: Multidiscipline Freshmen: J.P. Griffith (CHBE), Robert Johnson (CHBE), Colin Shaw (CHBE), Benjamin Young (CH)*, Wei Zeng (CS)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ann Saterbak, Director, Bioengineering Education
Mentored By: John Glass, NASA JSC, Habitability and Human Factors Division
Texas Tech University logo TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY - ASTRO BOYS Team Patch
Flight Deck of the Future
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas Tech University
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: Ryan Ashmore*, Brian Farley, Tate Davis, Sebastian Gomez, Courtney Sellers
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Yang, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentored By: Christie Sauers and Mary McCabe, NASA JSC Orion Program Office
Texas Tech University logo TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY - CONQUEST Team Patch
Autonomous Delivery & Deployment System of Communication & Navigation Beacons
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas Tech University
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: David Wagner*, Steven Dawson, James Hansen
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Yang, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentored By: Dr. R. Steve Provence, NASA JSC Engineering Directorate
University of Houston logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - SPACE COOGS Team Patch
Smart Fabric Communicator
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Houston
Department Represented: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Team: EE Seniors: Lazaro Danny Rodriguez*, Dhruval Bhatt, Bryant Lopez
Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Glover, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mentored By: Cory Simon, NASA JSC, Avionics Systems Division
UTEP logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, EL PASO - TEAM UTEP Team Patch
Mars Habitat and Initial Settlement Village
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas, El Paso
Department Represented: Depts of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering; Mettalurgical and Materials Engineering
Team: IE Seniors: Saul Landa (IE)*, Jesus Gomez (IE), Yin Huang (IE), Victor Olea (IE), Gabriel Perez (IE), Lilian Vega (MME)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Smith
Mentored By: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, UT Center for Space Research Fellow; NASA Exploration Manager Retired