MarsPort Student Competition 2002

MARSPORT ENGINEEERING DESIGN STUDENT COMPETITION

Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) and the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) are jointly sponsoring the NASA MarsPort Engineering Design Student Competition 2001-2002 Pilot Program. It is jointly sponsored by NASAScience Applications International CorporationFlorida Space Institute, and The Boeing Company. In the first year of this two-year Pilot Program, up to six teams of students will conduct engineering trade and design studies involving the design of a cryogenics and Consumables Station for operation on the surface of Mars. Scientific knowledge, hands-on educational experience, public outreach tools, and publicity for the students in the teams’ hometown news media, their schools and NASA will be the principal products of the proposed project.

The NASA MarsPort Engineering Design Student Competition 2002 website is maintained by the Texas Space Grant Consortium. Please click on the link below for the MarsPort website and information on the contest guidelines.

http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/marsport/

MarsPort 2002 / Selected Teams

  • Cornell University (Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Michel Louge)
  • Olin College of Engineering (Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Stephen S. Holt)
  • St. Louis University (Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Christopher P. Rahaim)
  • University of Central Florida (Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Chan Ho Ham)
  • University of Colorado (Faculty Supervisor: Dr. David Klaus)
  • University of Florida (Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Ray A. Bucklin)

MarsPort 2002 Team websites

MarsPort Engineering Design Student Conference 2002

Conference Handout

The MarsPort Engineering Design Student Competition Conference 2002 was held at the Debus Conference Facility at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on May 14 & 15, 2002. About 55 students and faculty advisors from the 6 universities attended the conference along with invited guests from NASA Kennedy Space Center, Dynamac Corporation and universities. The judges were from the Kennedy Space Center, Dynamac Corporation, Bionetics, and Florida Institute of Technology. The conference was sponsored by the Florida Space Grant ConsortiumKennedy Space Center, and Florida Space Research Institute.

Each team made a 40 minute presentation that was followed by a 5 minute question and answer session. The overall winner was the team from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the runner-up was the team from Saint Louis University. FW Olin College of Engineering was given a special award for their outreach activities.

Images from the MarsPort Engineering Design Student Conference 2002

The judges for the MarsPort Conference (from left to right) Dr. Paul Jennings (Florida Institute of Technology), Ms. Cindy Martin-Brennan (Bionetics), Gale Allen (KSC), Chris Guidi (KSC), Dr. Phil Fowler (Dynamacs Corporation), and Dr. Ray Wheeler (Dynamacs corporation).

Model of a Deployable Greenhouse by the Saint Louis University MarsPort Team

Reception

MarsPort 2002 Conference Poster

Dr. Sam Durrance, Director, FSGC, speaking to the students on his experience as an astronaut.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center, addressing the teams.

Mr. Mike O’Neal, Kennedy Space Center talking to the students on this years Marsport competition and future competition.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting the winners trophy to the University of Colorado team.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting the runner trophy trophy to the Saint Louis University team.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting a special award to the Olin College team for their outreach activities.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting a plaque to the Cornell University team.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting a plaque to the FW Olin College of Engineering team.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting a plaque to the Saint Louis University team.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting a plaque to the University of Central Florida team.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting a plaque to the University of Colorado at Boulder team.

Dr. Jim Jennings, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center and Dr. Sam Durrance presenting a plaque to the University of Florida team.

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