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About TSGC

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 2021 TEAMS

TSGC welcomes 15 returning and 5 new teams that have been selected to compete in the challenge this semester. Congratulations and good luck to them all!

Spring 2021 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]


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

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: ME
Team: James Furby*, Isaac Santillan, Christian Chavez, Rich Healey, Edgar Ramirez, Sahan Rajasuriya
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jenny Zhou
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 II 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 II of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: TBA
Team: Pablo Reyes, Carl Mena, Kevin Saldana, Angel Campillo, Ian Ebert
Faculty Advisor: Neil Jody
Mentored By: Houston Green & Christopher Mendell, Jacobs Technology/NASA, JSC
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE - SJC GATORS Team Patch
Novel Non-Tracking Fiber Optic Solar Concentrator for Extraterrestrial Applications
Semester II of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: TBA
Team: Michael Krueger, Daniel Guerra, Ryan Ehlinger
Faculty Advisor: Nate Wiggins
Mentored By: Houston Green & Christopher Mendell, Jacobs Technology/NASA, JSC
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE - TEAM A.C.T. Team Patch
Machine Learning Audio Denoising
Semester I of I

 

Institution: San Jacinto College
Department Represented: Bio, CS, and EE
Team: Julio Buenrostro, Shane Martin, Patrick Perlera, Alvaro Rebollar, Bryan Scott*
Faculty Advisor: Pamela Betts
Mentored By: Arjun Sethi, NASA, JSC
Texas A&M logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - THE 12TH ASTRONAUT Team Patch
NASA SUITS (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students)
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
Department Represented: AE, BIMS, MEDS
Team: Israel Gomez*, Brock Balthazor, Kevin Mayorga, Erin Cana, Neil McHenry, Jaime Vives
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles & Dr. Greg Chamitoff
Mentored By: NASA SUITS
TAMUK logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - KINGSVILLE - TAMUK TEAM 6 Team Patch
Origami Folding Mechanism for Solar Array
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Department Represented: ME
Team: David Balderas*, Lesly Carreon, Ricardo Cuellar, Mauricio Fernandez, Aaron Rocha
Faculty Advisor: Grady Isensee and Dr. 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 II of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: CE, EE
Team: Daniel Lewis, Anthony Woods, Hannah Louviere*, Billy Flores, Jesus Hernandez Jr., Micah Snell
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rich Compeau
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
Texas Womens University logo TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY - ATHENA V Team Patch
Prevention or Mitigation of Headaches in Space
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas Woman's University
Department Represented: Kinesiology
Team: Vanessa Parnell*, Emily Blanton, Elizabeth Schatte, Ashley Short, Yuzek Rodriguez
Faculty Advisor: Dr. B. Rhett 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 II 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
UHCL logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - CLEAR LAKE - TRAIL BLAZARS Team Patch
Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment: Space Suit Attachment Quick Release System
Semester II 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 II 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 II 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 - DRIED (Dryer to Reduce Incidents of Extraterrestrial Delivery) Team Patch
Modified Small Terrestial Clothes Washer for Long Duration Space Mission
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: ME
Team: Anna Blome, Aleka Neptune, Natalie Ozor*, Daniel Weber
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Crawford and Dr. Michael Cullinan
Mentored By: Robert Trevino, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - NASA CAMERA Team Patch
Platform for Lunar Follow-Me Camera Drone
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: ME
Team: Shelby Hobohm*, Andrea Vigil, Christian Diaz, Dung Le
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Crawford and Dr. Maruthi Akella
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - SPACE SPINNERS Team Patch
Modified Small Terrestial Clothes Washer for Long Duration Space Mission
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: ME
Team: Lila Bernhardt*, Ashley Yang, Ariel Sweet, Lionel Promel
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Crawford and Dr. Preston Wilson
Mentored By: Robert Trevino, 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 I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Department Represented: CE, EE
Team: Osiel Castillo, Grecia Bernal*, Britt Braghini, Aldo Alberto Bejarano, Jesus Adrian Guajardo, Jared Cortez Benavidez
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yong Zhou
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - HEC 28 Team Patch
Design of An Integrated PEM Fuel Cell System
Semester II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Daniel Jordan, 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 II of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Jongin Aaron Sithideth*, 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 II 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