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ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

DESIGN TEAMS

Past Teams

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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 2019 TEAMS

TSGC welcomes 19 teams teams that have been selected to compete in the challenge this semester. Congratulations and good luck to them all!

Fall 2019 Design Teams [* denotes team leader]


Angelo State University logo ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY - MANUFACTURING ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY SHIELDING Team Patch
3D Printed Ferrous EMI-EME Shielding
Semester I of I

 

Institution: Angelo State University
Department Represented: Physics
Team: Nicholas R Swartz*, Youngsang Ji, Choyi Yang, Rafael Mendoza, Seth Demere
Faculty Advisor: Trey Holik
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - CARDINAL DESIGN Team Patch
Trade Study For Crew Lunar Ascent
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: ME
Team: Noah Holtham*, Tyler Nelson, Wade Hill, Christopher Spell, Kade Bennett, Jacob Davise
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kendrick Aung
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
Lamar University logo LAMAR UNIVERSITY - THE TYRIANS Team Patch
Initial Mars Base
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lamar University
Department Represented: Physics
Team: Mindy Lee Clark, Jared Richards*, Austin Sterling, Steven Williford
Faculty Advisor: Jenny Zhou
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, Center for Space Research & NASA JSC
Lone Star College logo LONE STAR COLLEGE - CYFAIR - COSMOS Team Patch
Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment: Lunar Surface Operations - Dust-Tolerant Loose Sample Device
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lone Star College - CyFair
Department Represented: ME
Team: Derek Finke*, Steve Finke, Ashley Guerrero, Angelica Maria Martinez, Shane Kosik
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yiheng Wang
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
Lone Star College logo LONE STAR COLLEGE - CYFAIR - CRATER Team Patch
Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment: Lunar Surface Operations - Dust Tolerant Pivot Mechanism
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Lone Star College - CyFair
Department Represented: BIO ENG / EE
Team: Humberto Leal Acosta*, Vanessa Hernandez, Robert Clough, Edgar Flores, Xavier Shockney
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yiheng Wang
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
Prairie View A&M University logo PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY - GENERATION ARTEMIS Team Patch
Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment: Orion Crew Safety – Surface Autonomous Vehicle for Emergency Response (SAVER)
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Prairie View A&M University
Department Represented: ME
Team: Sameer A. Abdali, Victoria C. Miles*, Dylan L. Robbins*, Marquis L. Turner
Faculty Advisor: Xiabo Peng
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT
TAMU CC logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - CORPUS CHRISTI - AD ASTRA Team Patch
Machine-Learning Human-Computer Interface System (MHIS)
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Department Represented: CS & EE
Team: Kayleigh E. Movalli*, Naomi A. Smithwick, Tamara Rodriguez Acosta, Leeann M. Newton
Faculty Advisor: Jose Baca
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
TAMUK logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - KINGSVILLE - JAVINEERS Team Patch
Material Solutions For Lunar Dust Mitigation
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Department Represented: ME
Team: Rodrigo Montemayor*, Diego Castillo, Diego De Luna, George Reoh, Jacob Castro, Jordan Arciba
Faculty Advisor: Grady Isensee
Mentored By: John Alred, NASA JSC
TAMUK logo TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - KINGSVILLE - THE JAVELINAS Team Patch
Greywater Systems For Lunar Habitats
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Department Represented: ME
Team: Alan L. Smith, Gabriel Garcia*, Trevor J. Scott, Eduardo Segura, Mark C. Bocanegra
Faculty Advisor: Grady Isensee
Mentored By: John Graf, NASA JSC
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - HYPERION Team Patch
Intelligent Lighting Control System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Stuart M. Symons*, Maria T. Bernal Mora, Porsche L. Imani, Reid A. Bowen
Faculty Advisor: Rich Compeau
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
Texas State University logo TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - OURANOS Team Patch
Use of Sonification for Spacecraft Situational Awareness Applications
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas State University
Department Represented: EE
Team: Tan Le*, Leonardo J. Lorenzo, Alberto D. Diaz, David M. Travino
Faculty Advisor: Rich Compeau
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
Texas Women's University logo TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY - GOOD VIBRATIONS Team Patch
Prevention or Mitigation of Shoulder Pain / Injury during EVA
Semester I of II

 

Institution: Texas Woman's University
Department Represented: Kinesiology
Team: Mikaela Rood*, Sterling Walker, Jose Canelo, Anthony Campos, Allie Chapman, Viridiana Silva
Faculty Advisor: Rhett Rigby
Mentored By: Bara Reyna & George Salazar, NASA JSC
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - LEAP Team Patch
Vehicle Interchangeable Electronic Controller (VIEC) Network System
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: CE
Team: Christopher D. Labra*, Christopher L. Parten, Edgar Sanchez, Alexander Villalobos
Faculty Advisor: Robin Pottathuparambil
Mentored By: George Salazar, NASA JSC
University of North Texas logo UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - TEAM OLYMPUS Team Patch
Private Cloud With Wireless Internet Of Things (IoT)
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of North Texas
Department Represented: CE
Team: Daniel Potichko, Jess Stacy*, Daniel Dorsey, Clayton Clouser
Faculty Advisor: Robin Pottathuparambil
Mentored By: Chatwin Lansdowne, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Austin logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - BEVONAUTS Team Patch
INITIAL MARS BASE
Semester I of I

 

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department Represented: AE
Team: Wyatt S. Johnson*, Kailey Higgins, Katelyn La Joie, Evan Silva, Alyssa Randazzo, Nick Franken
Faculty Advisor: Adam Nokes
Mentored By: Dr. Hum Mandell, Center for Space Research & NASA JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - ApolloX Team Patch
New Deployable Radiator Design For Inflatable Structures
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Buchanon Dowling*, Mathew Shaefer, Alyssa Munoz, Gaafar Mohamed
Faculty Advisor: Aws Al-Shalash
Mentored By: Angel Alvarez-Hernandez, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - EAGLE ENERGY Team Patch
Novel Human Rated Spacecraft Thermal Management Systems
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: Abdulaziz Shinwari*, Fernando Loyola, Abiola ILORI, Samreen Hoda, Marcos Martinez, Gihan Ponweera
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andres Garcia
Mentored By: Angel Alvarez-Hernandez, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER - THE HOUSTON HEAT Team Patch
Material Solutions For Lunar Dust Mitigation
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Department Represented: ME
Team: David Desantiago, Andrew McNiel, Omar Ramirez*, Yousef Rida, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Marcos Trevino
Faculty Advisor: Samuel Ogletree
Mentored By: John Alred, NASA JSC
University of Texas at Tyler logo UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (HEC) - STEMbiosis Team Patch
Micro-g NExT: Lunar Surface Operations – Lunar Sample Coring Device
Semester I of II

 

Institution: University of Texas at Tyler (HEC)
Department Represented: ME
Team: Shawn Yarbrough, Samuel Najar*, Yared Mulugeta, John Tong, Flavio Santos, Andrew Tran
Faculty Advisor: Samuel Ogletree
Mentored By: Micro-g NExT