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 NASA, Science Applications International Corporation, Florida 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.
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
- Cornell University
- Olin College of Engineering
- Saint Louis University
- University of Central Florida
- University of Colorado
- University of Florida
MarsPort Engineering Design Student Conference 2002
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 Consortium, Kennedy 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).