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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 2016 TEAMS

Welcome to the Fall 2016 Design Challenge!

TSGC begins its fifteenth year of the program with fourteen teams competing in the Fall 2016 Design Challenge. The response to the program this has been phenomenal - from new NASA topics, to a record number of teams applying for program. Good luck to all the teams on their continued success!

Fall 2016 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]

Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - LAMAR LAUNDERERS Team Patch
Alternate Clothing Washing or Sanitizing System for Long Duration Space Flight
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: ME
Team: David Michaelsen*, Christopher Stelse, John Gust, Federico Gasbarri, Wesley Wilson
Faculty Advisor: Kendrick Aung
Mentored By: Robert Trevino, NASA JSC
Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - LAMAR MECHANICAL ENG. Team Patch
Mars Sample Return System (MSRS)
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: ME
Team: Thomas Wendling*, Matthew Hunt, Travis Luke McCall, Allen Godinez, Travis Miller
Faculty Advisor: Jenny Zhou
Mentored By: John Alred, NASA JSC
Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - LAMDA Team Patch
Dual-Use Wideband Microphone Array System Challenge
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Lukas Moravits*, Mitchell Davis, Jesse Wells
Faculty Advisor: Harley Myler
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
Lone Star College logo LONE STAR COLLEGE - CYFAIR - CYCLONE Team Patch
Mars Drill Design & Automation
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lone Star College
Department Represented: ME
Team: Christopher Geisheker*, Tim Arbeiter, Dung T. Bui, Bryce Reynolds, Alexander P Holcombe
Faculty Advisor: Yiheng Wang
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, University of Texas Center for Space Research
San Jacinto College logo SAN JACINTO COLLEGE- GLACIATORS Team Patch
Ice Printer
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lone Star College
Department Represented: ME
Team: Barrera Avery*, Eduardo Garcia-Estrada, Houston Green, Luis Pantoja, Altovely Uriostegui
Faculty Advisor: Nathanial Wiggins
Mentored By: Brian Banker, NASA JSC
San Jacinto College logo

U o fH Clearlake logo
SAN JACINTO COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - CLEAR LAKE - LIGHT INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES (LIT) Team Patch
Intelligent Lighting Control System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: San Jacinto College / University of Houston Clear Lake
Department Represented: EE & CE
Team: Nancy Williams*, Brianna Siller, Jose Daniel Velazco, Joel Estuardo Godinez
Faculty Advisor: Nathanial Wiggins
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
TAMUK logo TEXAS A&M KINGSVILLE - DOTTERWEICH ENGINEERS Team Patch
Field Installation Tool For Electrical Bulkheads
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Department Represented: EE
Team: David Avila*, Andrew Duncan, Shakeira Kennedy, Armondo Flores, Greg Pitre
Faculty Advisor: Grady Isensee
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - TEAM ORION Team Patch
Orion Heat Shield Spectrometer - Software Application
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Francesca Williams*, Steven Starns, Jeff Meehan
Faculty Advisor: Rich Compeau
Mentored By: Doug Holland, NASA JSC
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - TEXAS STATE WRECKING CREW Team Patch
Olfactory Delivery System (ODS) Development
Semester II of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Robert Fernandez*, Daniel Shafer, Ivan Juarez
Faculty Advisor: Lawrence Larson
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
U of H Downtown logo UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DOWNTOWN - GATOR SWAMP LIGHTS Team Patch
Mars Field Lab
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Houston Downtown
Department Represented: CS
Team: Jose Miguel Gonzalez*, Glaubyane Viana, Vicente Rodriguez, Jay Pruett, Sujan Shrestha, Jonathan Smith
Faculty Advisor: Weining Feng
Mentored By: John Alred, NASA JSC
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - IRIS Team Patch
Internet Protocol Version 6 Addressing In Space
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: CE
Team: Jason Koller*, Alexander Fatum, Yale Empie, Tyler Alvarez
Faculty Advisor: Robin Pottathuparambil
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - SPATIUM LUCIS Team Patch
Intelligent Lighting Control System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: CE
Team: Zachary Simpson*, Chukwuebuka Nwankwo, Terry So, Jeremy Trammell
Faculty Advisor: Robin Pottathuparambil
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
UT Arlington logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON - LOGICAL LEGACY Team Patch
Prototype Of A Space Wifi Mobile, Disruption-Tolerant, Ad-Hoc Mesh Network
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Department Represented: EE
Team: Mark Havens*, Rachael Watson, Nurudeen Agbonoga, Ingrid Guerrero-Rodriguez, Baibhav Bhattarai, Angel Rivera
Faculty Advisor: Ishfaq Ahmad
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
UT Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - MARSDRILL Team Patch
Mars Drill Design & Automation
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: EE
Team: Caleb Gestes*, Ethan Liu, Joel Mendez
Faculty Advisor: Richard Crawford
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, University of Texas Center for Space Research