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ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

DESIGN TEAMS

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DESIGN TEAM NOTEBOOK

DESIGN TOPICS

GUIDELINES

TIMELINE & DEADLINES

 

 

 

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 2014 TEAMS

The response to the program this fall semester has been phenomenal. NASA and TSGC are pleased to welcome ten teams for Fall 2014, supporting sixty students representing five different Texas institutions. Congratulations and good luck!

Fall 2014 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - LU ENGINEERS Team Patch
Cooling System for Batteries
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: Mechanical Engineering
Team: Marcus Salazar*, Grant Neal, Christopher Collins, Logan Bryant
Faculty Advisor: Kendrick Aung
Mentored By: Judy Jeevarajan, NASA JSC
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE - ENERGIZER GATORS Team Patch
Smart Watch Challenge
Semester I of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: Mathematics
Team: Toni Lampasas*, Chris Delagarza, Kevin Fuentes, Candice Reyes, Aldo Silva, Dat Tran
Faculty Advisor: Nate Wiggins
Mentored By: Brian Schwing, NASA JSC
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE - RPM Team Patch
Mars Drill Design And Automation
Semester I of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: Electrical Engineering
Team: Carlos Cantu*, Fernando Lopez, Jesus Lopez, Miguel Padron, Daniel Gonzalez
Faculty Advisor: Nate Wiggins
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, University of Texas Center for Space Research
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - TX STATE MARS DRILLERS Team Patch
Mars Drill Design And Automation
Semester I of I

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Team: Timothy Hartline, Patrick Stalnaker, Bryan R. Avila*, Dillon Sterling
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bahram Asiabanpour
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, University of Texas Center for Space Research
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - HINES Team Patch
Multi-Modal Human Interfaces Habitat System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Team: Hollie King*, Chelsey Batchelor, Houston Chapman, David Figge, Hernandez, Jeremy Tinker
Faculty Advisor: Mark Thompson
Mentored By: Brian Schwing, NASA JSC
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - illuminUNTis Team Patch
Intelligent Lighting Control System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: Electrical Engineering
Team: Maria del Mar Moreno*, Gustavo Alvarez, Alex Moore, Maria Nishimura, Jordan Salinas, Paul-Marie Yapobi-Attie
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vijay Vaidyanathan
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
UT Brownsville logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE - ABSOLUTE ZERO Team Patch
Model To Predict Optical Properties In Space
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Brownsville
Department Represented: Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Team: Francisco Saenz*, Keeisi Caballero, Iram Lerma, Luis Martinez, Marco Orozco, Jose Puente
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Mentored By: John Alred, NASA JSC
UT Brownsville logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE - FLAMEN MARTIALIS Team Patch
Mars Habitat and Initial Settlement Village
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Brownsville
Department Represented: Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Team: Manuel Alonso*, Martin Galicia Avila, Erik Juarez Lira, Yeznith Gutierrez, Aldo Lara Arismendi, Raul Espinosa Perez
Faculty Advisor: Yong Zhou
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, University of Texas Center for Space Research
UT Brownsville logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE - HIGH VOLTAGE Team Patch
Olfactory Delivery System (ODS) Development
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Brownsville
Department Represented: Mechanical & Chemical Engineering
Team: Marymar Garcia*, Fernando Cavazos, Gabriel Chavez, Diana Mendoza, Albino Salazar, Alexander O'Conner
Faculty Advisor: Yong Zhou
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
UT Brownsville logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE - NETA
(New Engineering and Technology for Advancement)
Team Patch
Low Force Orbital Replacement Unit Cold Plate Design
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Brownsville
Department Represented:Electrical & Bio Engineering
Team: Alfonso Vallejo*, Aaron Arriola, Ana Castillo, Ernesto Hernandez, Carlos Mejia, Israel Vasquez
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yingchan Yang
Mentored By: William Harris, NASA JSC