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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 2021 TEAMS

TSGC welcomes 17 new teams that have been selected to compete in the challenge this semester. Congratulations and good luck to them all!

Fall 2021 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]


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

 

Institution: Houston Community College
Department Represented: EE
Team: Bryant Hurtado*, Cyrus Abbasi, Yasmin Soltani, Talha Iftikhar
Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Stear
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 I 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 I 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
Lone Star College logo LONE STAR COLLEGE - CYFAIR - CYLLUS Team Patch
Micro-g NExT: Lunar Surface Reusable Anchoring Device
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lone Star College - CyFair
Department Represented: ME
Team: John Lentz*, Minh Thu Nguyen, Alma Gallardo Campa, Melanie Berg, Marcelo Carrizales, Alexis Gracia
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yiheng Wang
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE - HYPERION Team Patch
Novel Non-Tracking Fiber Optic Solar Concentrator System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: ME
Team: Daniel Guerra*, Jordyn Sibert, Jeffrey Gleasman, Luis Rosario, Luisana Padron
Faculty Advisor: Nathanial Wiggins
Mentored By: Christopher Mendell and Houston Green, Jacobs Technology/NASA, JSC
Texas A&M logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - 12TH ASTRONAUT LAB Team Patch
NASA SUITS (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students)
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Department Represented: AE
Team: Israel Gomez*, Jaime Vives, Kevin Mayorga, Erin Cana, Lauren Brady, Manuel Carrea
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles and Dr. Greg Chamitoff
Mentored By: NASA SUITS
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - SONUS Team Patch
Dual-Use Wideband Microphone Array System Challenge
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Nicholas El-Takach*, Nicholas Garrard, Mason Huebner, Olivia Salazar-Mendez, Jessie D. Smith
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 I of II

 

Institution: Texas Woman's University
Department Represented: Kinesiology
Team: Natalie Wilkinson*, Melanie Meek, Andrea Kim, Casey Rice, Andrea Martinez
Faculty Advisor: Dr. B. Rhett Rigby
Mentored By: Dr. Benjamin Easter, NASA JSC
U of H logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - R.E.D. Team Patch
Micro-g NExT: EVA Sample Size Location Calibration Marker
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Houston
Department Represented: Biomed Eng, ME
Team: Humberto Leal*, Rogelio Castilla, John Flores, Celine Cherian, Saloni Upendra Mistry
Faculty Advisor:Dr. Sean-Patrick Scott
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
U of H logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - TEAM 10 Team Patch
Antenna Mounting Structure For Lander or Zero Gravity Crewed Environment
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Houston
Department Represented: ME
Team: Ismail Ali*, Yousuf Sirajuddin, Omar Alkhoja, Sami Shahed
Faculty Advisor:Dr. Christiana Chang
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
UHCL logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - CLEAR LAKE - AD SPATIUM Team Patch
Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment: Lunar Reusable Surface Anchoring Device
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Houston - Clear Lake
Department Represented: ME
Team: Chikheang Bun, John Crocker, Hudson Hill*, Mustafa Hyder
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey R. Mountain
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - TEAM HDS Team Patch
Machine-Learning Human-Computer Interface System (MHIS)
Semester I 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 I 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 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 I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso
Department Represented: MME
Team: Cassandra Lissett 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 Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - HEC 5 Team Patch
Vehicle Interchangeable Electronic Controller (VIEC) Network System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: EE
Team: Vi Dinh, Juan Pablo Esono*, 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 I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Mercedes Cedillos, Anthony Melgar, Kiril Nikolov, David Rubio, 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 I 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 and Dr. Soren Maloney
Mentored By: Christopher Mendell and Houston Green, Jacobs Technology/NASA, JSC