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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 SPRING 2022 TEAMS

TSGC welcomes back 14 teams from last semester and 6 new teams that have been selected to compete in the challenge this semester. Congratulations and good luck to them all!

Spring 2022 Design Challenge Showcase - Top Teams

  1. Texas Woman’s University - The Oneiroi
  2. University of Texas at Tyler - SOLIS
  3. Texas State University - Sonus
  4. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - Council of Jedis
  5. Houston Community College - Team Eagle
  6. University of Texas at Tyler - HEC 7: Callisto
  7. Lamar University - ATLAS

Spring 2022 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]


Houston Community College logo HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - TEAM EAGLE Team Patch
Initial Mars Base
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Houston Community College
Department Represented: EE
Team: Bryant Hurtado*, Cyrus Abbasi, Deborah Somoye, Patrick Redmond
Faculty Advisor: Edmond Morris, Jeffrey Stear & Dr. Andres Garcia
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, Center for Space Research & NASA JSC
Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - ATLAS (All Terrain Landing Antenna Structure) Team Patch
Antenna Mounting Structure for Lander or Zero Gravity Crewed Environment
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: ME
Team: Lisseth Aguilar*, Mason Munoz, Jorge Magana, Adrian Galvan, Adrian Espinoza, Alexandra Villanueva
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jenny Zhou
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - TEAM VULCAN Team Patch
Vehicle Interchangeable Electronic Controller (VIEC) Network System
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Bradley Gray*, Matthew Johnson, Jordan Lake, Tai Nguyen, Alexander Bahrim
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cagatay Tokgoz
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE - HYPERION Team Patch
Novel Non-Tracking Fiber Optic Solar Concentrator System
Semester II of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: ME
Team: Daniel Guerra*, Jordyn Sibert, Jeffrey Gleasman, Luis Rosario, Luisana Padron
Faculty Advisor: Nathanial Wiggins & Dr. Andres Garcia
Mentored By: Christopher Mendell and Houston Green, Jacobs Technology/NASA, JSC
Texas A&M Corpus Christi logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI - COUNCIL OF JEDIS Team Patch
Reconfigurable Lighting System for Spacecraft Habitats Beyond Low Earth Orbit
Semester I of I

 

Institution: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department Represented: ME
Team: Kimberly Lopez*, Randall Sanchez, Maria Rodriguez, Cesar Vasquez, Dalton Gibbons
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jose Baca
Mentored By: Toni A. Clark, NASA JSC
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - SONUS Team Patch
Dual-Use Wideband Microphone Array System Challenge
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Nicholas El-Takach*, Nicholas Garrard, Mason Huebner, Olivia Salazar-Mendez, Jessie Smith
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rich Compeau
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - TEAM PHOTON Team Patch
Radiation-Tolerant Graphics Processing Unit Architecture Investigation
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Connor Martin*, Richard Medina, Patrick Hornbeck, Eric Tejeda
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rich Compeau
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
Texas Womens University logo TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY - THE ONEIROI Team Patch
Choose Your Own Adventure: Circadian Rhythm Desynchronization
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas Woman's University
Department Represented: Kinesiology
Team: Brittany Rust*, Avery Foreman, Eduardo Urias, Keely Chapman, Mercy Obanigba
Faculty Advisor: Dr. B. Rhett Rigby
Mentored By: Dr. Benjamin Easter, NASA JSC
U of H logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - REGOSAFE Team Patch
Mainstream Solutions for Lunar Dust Mitigation
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Houston
Department Represented: ME
Team: Shan Pappa, Noah Pittman, Sairaja Kurelli, Johan John*, Justin George, Rushil Mehta
Faculty Advisor:Dr. Olga Bannova
Mentored By: Dr. Kristen John, NASA JSC
U of H logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - TEAM 10 Team Patch
Antenna Mounting Structure For Lander or Zero Gravity Crewed Environment
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Houston
Department Represented: ME
Team: Ismail Ali*, Yousuf Sirajuddin, Omar Alkhoja, Sami Shahed
Faculty Advisor:Dr. Christiana Chang & Dr. Yi-Chao Chen
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - TEAM HDS Team Patch
Machine-Learning Human-Computer Interface System (MHIS)
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: COEN
Team: Christopher Herzberg*, Elle-Marie DeFrain, Jordan Shrum
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robin Pottathuparambil
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC0
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - UNTitled Team Patch
Advanced Spacecraft Lighting Control System
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: COEN
Team: Alejandro Bacallao, Nicholas Tindle, Ali Hammoud*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robin Pottathuparambil
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - READY FOR DUST-OFF Team Patch
Mainstream Solutions for Lunar Dust Mitigation
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: ME
Team: Patrick Le, Sawyer Stedman*, Samuel Steinman-Friedman, Brendan Warner
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Cullinan
Mentored By: Dr. Kristen John, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - NASA MARS Team Patch
Initial Mars Base
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: ME
Team: Sonia Lopez, Brendon Mak*, Ria Upreti, Kevin Ma
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Richard Crawford & Dr. Moriba Jah
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, Center for Space Research & NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - TEAM LUMINOSITY Team Patch
Landing Zone Strategy for Lunar Base Transport
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: ASE
Team: Jonathan Valdelamar*, Bryson Gray, Ryan Santiago, Preston Harris, Brian Kim
Faculty Advisor: Adam Nokes
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
University of Texas at El Paso logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO - MME Team Patch
Dark Matters: Qualification of The Blackest Black Surfaces & Textiles for Architectural Applications to Control Scattered Light
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso
Department Represented: MME
Team: Cassandra Orozco*, Hector Zamarripa, Hugo Heredia, Kevin Renteria, Daniel Morales
Faculty Advisor:Dr. Shalayna L. Smith
Mentored By: Toni A. Clark, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Rio Grabde Valley logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT RIO GRANDE VALLEY - BRONCBOTICS Team Patch
Machine-learning Human-Computer Interface System (MHIS)
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Department Represented: EE
Team: Grecia Bernal, Christopher Cortez, Jesus Garcia*, Marco Rangel
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yong Zhou
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - HEC 5 Team Patch
Vehicle Interchangeable Electronic Controller (VIEC) Network System
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: EE
Team: Vi Dinh, Juan Pablo Ndong Esono Ekifang*, Ingrid Dwatie, Khoa Huynh, Abdulwahid Farooqui
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ali Ghorshi
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA, JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - HEC 7: CALLISTO Team Patch
Micro-g NExT: EVA Sample Size Location Calibration Marker
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Mercedes Cedillos, Anthony Melgar, Kiril Nikolov, Christian Pirruccio*
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Biswas
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - SOLIS Team Patch
Novel Non-Tracking Fiber Optic Solar Concentrator System
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Mohammed Waheed, Johnathan Johnston*, Dhaval Patel, Christopher Contreras, Victor Ortiz
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Biswas, Dr. Soren Maloney & Dr. Andres Garcia
Mentored By: Christopher Mendell and Houston Green, Jacobs Technology/NASA, JSC