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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 SPRING 2012 TEAMS

As the Design Challenge Program moves closer to its 10th anniversary... the program is pleased to host both incoming and returning teams seeking to solve issues of importance to NASA. I am delighted to introduce them to you below:

Spring 2012 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

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

 

Institution: Rice University
Department Represented: Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering
Team: Multidiscipline: BIOE Seniors: Rob Bauer*, Malcolm Blake, Eric Lee, Thierry Rignol. ME Senior: Zachary Foster
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Matthew Wettergreen, Bioengineering Department; Dr. Brent Houchens, 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 - ARES Team Patch
Mars Habitation: Agriculture and Greenhouse Design
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Department Represented: TAMU Engineering Living and Learning Community (ELLC)
Team: Multidiscipline Freshmen: Kenny Chour* (AE), Jacob Fitch (AE), Jean Lim, Graduate Mentor: Lacey Bodnar (CVE)
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 - SPEARHEAD Team Patch
Mars Habitat and Initial Settlement Village - Mars Rover Design
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Department Represented: TAMU Engineering Living and Learning Community (ELLC)
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 II of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Department Represented: TAMU Engineering Living and Learning Community (ELLC)
Team: Engineering Freshmen: Ivan Cortes (ME), Alyse Judilla (CSCE), Hannah Ringler (NU), Andrew Marshall* (ME), Matthew Vezendy; Sophomore Mentor: Travis Smith (NU)
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 A&M Kingsville University logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, KINGSVILLE - LAUNDRY-IN-SPACE TEAM Team Patch
Non-Gravity Specific Laundry System
Semester II 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
Texas A&M Kingsville University logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, KINGSVILLE - MEEN MACHINES Team Patch
Lightweight Passive Space Docking System
Semester II 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 Advisor: Dr. Larry Peel, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Chris Lupo, NASA JSC iLIDS System Integration
Texas Tech University logo TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY - ASTRO BOYS Team Patch
Flight Deck of the Future
Semester I 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 I of II

 

Institution: Texas Tech University
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: David Wagner*, Steven Dawson, Brian O'Riley, James Hansen
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Yang, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentored By: Dr. R. Steve Provence, NASA JSC Engineering Directorate
UT logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - NASA ENCLOSURE Team Patch
Cooled Enclosure for Scientific Imager
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: James Geraci *, Siddharth Shah, Mohammad Siam
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Rich Crawford, Dept of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Carlos Hidrovo, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentored By: Doug Holland, NASA JSC, Advanced Development Office
UT logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - ROCKET MEN Team Patch
NASA'S Fastrac Rocket Engine
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: ME Seniors: ME Seniors: Myles Breaux, Matthew Chen *, Zachary Straw, Rusty von Sternberg
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 II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas, El Paso
Department Represented: Systems Engineering
Team: SE Graduate Students: Astrid Barajas, Matthew Hernandez, Sergio Luna, Amanda Posadas, Carlos Sanchez, Hoong Yan See Tao*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Smith, Dept of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
Mentored By: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, UT Center for Space Research Fellow; NASA Retired