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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 2020 TEAMS

TSGC welcomes 20 teams that have been selected to compete in the challenge this semester. Congratulations and good luck to them all!

Fall 2020 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]


Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - CARDINAL CASTAWAYS Team Patch
Alternate Treadmill for Exploration Missions
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: ME
Team: James Furby*, Isaac Santillan, Christian Chavez, Rich Healey, Edgar Ramirez, Sahan Rajasuriya
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kendrick Aung
Mentored By: Phillip Callen, NASA JSC
Lone Star College logo LONE STAR COLLEGE - CYFAIR - CALYPSO Team Patch
Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment: Space Suit Attachment Quick Release System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lone Star College - CyFair
Department Represented: BIOE, EE, ME
Team: Alma Gallardo, John Lentz, Minh Thu Nguyen, Kyle Randall*, Xavier Shockney
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yiheng Wang
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE - FOCUS SOLAR Team Patch
Novel Non-Tracking Fiber Optic Solar Concentrator for Extraterrestrial Applications
Semester I of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: TBA
Team: Dennis Dikeman*, Tanner Ham, Mark Young, Bryan Rodriguez, Anselmo Gil
Faculty Advisor: Nate Wiggins
Mentored By: Houston Green, NASA JSC
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE - SJC GATORS Team Patch
Novel Non-Tracking Fiber Optic Solar Concentrator for Extraterrestrial Applications
Semester I of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: CE, ME
Team: Ian Ebert, Jon Burback*, Damian Leos, Michael Krueger
Faculty Advisor: Nate Wiggins
Mentored By: Houston Green, NASA JSC
Texas A&M logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - THE 12TH ASTRONAUT Team Patch
NASA SUITS (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students)
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Department Represented: AE, BIMS, MEDS
Team: Israel Gomez*, Brock D Balthazor, George J Colts-Tegg, Tommy Thomas, Kevin Mayorga, Erin Cana
Faculty Advisor: Ana Diaz Artiles
Mentored By: NASA SUITS
Texas A&M logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - THE 12TH ECLIPSE Team Patch
Choose Your Own Adventure: IVA Assistance with AR/VR Technologies
Semester I of I

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Department Represented: AE, ME, CE
Team: Lauren L. Brady*, Matthew Rodriguez, Michael C. Rakoski, Brian A. Lowe, Van Le
Faculty Advisor: Gregory Chamitoff
Mentored By: TBD
TAMUK logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - KINGSVILLE - TAMUK TEAM 6 Team Patch
Choose Your Own Adventure: Origami Folding Mechanism for Solar Array
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Department Represented: ME
Team: David Balderas*, Lesly Carreon, Jonah Cross, Ricardo Cuellar, Mauricio Fernandez, Aaron Rocha
Faculty Advisor: Grady Isensee and Larry Peel
Mentored By: Dr. Omran Ashraf, Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - TEAM AURORA Team Patch
Dual-Use Wideband Microphone Array System Challenge
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: CE, EE
Team: Daniel Paul Lewis, Anthony Scott Woods, Hannah Renee Louviere*, Billy Anthony Flores, Jesus Hernandez Jr., Micah T. Snell
Faculty Advisor: Rich Compeau
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
Texas Women's University logo TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY - ATHENA V Team Patch
Choose Your Own Adventure: Prevention or Mitigation of Headaches in Space
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas Woman's University
Department Represented: Kinesiology
Team: Lexi D'Abrosca*, Morgan Beckham, Madilyn Sieber, Karis Nowell, Cheyenne Allen
Faculty Advisor: Brandon Rigby
Mentored By: Dr. Benjamin Easter, NASA JSC
U of H logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - BANH MISES Team Patch
NASA SUITS (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students)
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Houston
Department Represented: ME
Team: Ashwin Mathews, Nancy Nguyen, Ngoc Nguyen*, Elmira Shoara
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christiana Chang
Mentored By: NASA SUITS
U of H logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - MAMBA MENTALITY Team Patch
Advanced Spacecraft Lighting Control System
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Houston
Department Represented: EE
Team: Eduardo Cantu*, Syed Jaffari, Yash Patel, Omar Baig
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Provence
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
UHCL logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - CLEAR LAKE - TRAIL BLAZARS Team Patch
Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment: Space Suit Attachment Quick Release System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Houston - Clear Lake
Department Represented: ME
Team: Andrew Davison*, Colton Matejka, Trevor Smith, Miguel De Leon
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey R. Mountain
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON SPACE EAGLES Team Patch
Private Cloud with Wireless Internet of Things (IoT)
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: CE
Team: Mark Younker*, Micah Warren, Ricardo Garza, Shangda Li, Yicheng Feng
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robin Pottathuparambil
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - TEAM LIT Team Patch
Advanced Spacecraft Lighting Control System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: CE
Team: Farhan Ali*, Kshitiz Thapa, Simar Kaur, Shaafi Ahmed
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robin Pottathuparambil
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - NASA MOUNT Team Patch
Antenna Mounting Structure for Lander or Zero Gravity Crewed Environment
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: ME
Team: Sharif S Chang*, Zachary C Keller, Jesse M Reisner, Claire Siroky
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Cullinan
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - NASA TREADMILL Team Patch
Antenna Mounting Structure for Lander or Zero Gravity Crewed Environment
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: ME
Team: Zackery Arsement, Justin Teague*, Caroline O’Connell, Sami Diab
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Taleff
Mentored By: Phillip Callen, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - SUPER SENIORS Team Patch
Luminous Navigation Markers for Lunar Surface EVAs
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: AE
Team: Lauren Whitsell*, Nathaniel Briggs, Robert Hicks, Jorge Mercado
Faculty Advisor: Adam Nokes
Mentored By: Toni A. Clark & George Salazar, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - HEC 28 Team Patch
Choose Your Own Adventure: Design of An Integrated PEM Fuel Cell System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Jeff Eglinton, Robert Mah, Oscar Palencia, Marco Ponce*, Shrawan Rizal
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hussain Rizvi
Mentored By: Dr. Mohammad Biswas, University of Texas at Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - TEAM SELENE Team Patch
Initial Mars Base
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Jongin Aaron Sithideth*, Cassandra Ellis, Christian Puckett, Christopher Nobinger, Edgar Reyes
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andres Garcia & Dr. Mohammad Biswas
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, Center for Space Research & NASA JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - VANGUARD (HEC23) Team Patch
Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment: TBA
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Antonio Benedicto Mejia Jr*, Michael Mira, Monica Louise Monconduit, Zachary Butterfras, Amin Marashi
Faculty Advisor: Aws Al-Shalash
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT