NASA, 2014-19, “NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative-NASA EPDC”, PI (Ortiz, A.), PM (Huling, L.,) CoIs in alphabetical order (Asiabanpour, B., Beck, J., Bos, B., Close, E., Dickinson, G., Fabac, C., Sriraman, V., and Van Overschelde, J.), Amount: $14,998,963.
One Year in Space (coming soon)
Space box experiments design and development
Lecture Series Video (coming soon)
Learning by doing
Mars Drillers Project
Students Shine at NASA Design Challenge
Manufacturing Engineering "TX STATE MARS DRILLERS" team from the Ingram School of Engineering shined at the NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) Design challenge 2014 showcase. Their excellent performance led to winning the top overall design team, best model, and best poster awards!
Team members included Bryan R. Avila (team leader), Timothy Hartline, Patrick Stalnaker, and Dillon Sterling.
The project included developing and demonstrating a concept for a fully robotic drill capable of reaching at least 20 meters in depth on the planet Mars that would also allow for cutting of cylindrical samples.