- View the current semester's OPEN topic list and share it with potential teammates.
- Check to make sure both the institution and prospective team members meet the basic criteria for participation.
- Form a team: Choose a group or 3-6 students that agree on 1st and 2nd choice topics, and find a faculty advisor to support the group (either through class credit or independent study.)
- Review the Team Notebook to review the timeline and funding avenues, and to see if the team is up to the task.
- Collect participant information and submit the Design Brief application including a 1-page c.v. for each new student team member.
|Early Sept 2
Final Sept 9
||Application and c.v.
||Level 1 (Proposal)
||Report, team & individual photos, and patch
||Level 2 (Midterm)
||Report and team profile page
|Showcase Nov 13
Report Dec 2
|Level 3 (Final)
||Showcase participation and Final report
||Option Area - Outreach
||Report and photos
Apply early! Topic selections and team acceptance will begin on Friday, September 2. (Returning teams, this is your deadline for guaranteed renewal). We anticipate at least half of the available team spots will be filled by that date.
Final deadline for applications is September 9, 2016.
Topic allocation and team acceptance is subject to available programmatic and funding levels. TSGC strives to maximize student/team/school participation in Design Challenge and reserves the right to change the programmatic and funding levels each semester to maximize program impact.
CRITERIA FOR INSTITUTIONS Sponsoring Student Design Teams:
- Texas institution of higher learning.
- Current TSGC member, in good standing.
- Course credit awarded to all student team members for satisfactory participation or faculty-advised independent study team.
- Maximum two teams, per institution, per semester. Additional teams from the same institution may participate if design projects are distinct and team spots are open.
- Maximum award amount earned per institution per semester is based upon team completion of Levels and Option Areas.
- Funds received from TSGC must be used in accordance with TSGC Design Challenge standards discussed in Money I, Money II, Money III pages of the Design Challenge Notebook.
CRITERIA FOR TEAMS and Participating Student Members:
- Team formed out of an organized design course, or independent study.
- Recommended team size is 4 students. Minimum is 3, maximum is 6.
- All primary team members must be currently enrolled undergraduate students.
- All undergraduate educational levels are permitted [freshman, sophomore, junior, senior]. Some topics list a recommended level for participation. This is a guideline. Contact the NASA mentor if you have questions.
- Team members recruited for the purpose of collaboration may be a member of the community, any level of student from the same or another institution [including graduate level], a public school teacher, etc.
- Participation restricted to U.S. Citizens for certain topics. See the list.
- Team earnings must be used in accordance with TSGC Design Challenge standards discussed in Money I, Money II, Money III pages of the Design Challenge Notebook.