Senior Design Highlight for Design 2016-2017
1) Team Rocket was competitively selected for participation in the NASA Student Launch competition. They are designing and testing a rocket and will compete in the national competition next April in Huntsville Alabama. Sub scale model launches will occur during December and January. Team Rocket successfully passed their Preliminary Design Review (PDR) telecom with NASA yesterday. NASA praised the UNT MEE team for their enthusiasm, energy, and progress. They are sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
2) Team Zero was competitively selected to participate in "Race to Zero" competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy. This national competition aims to develop the next generation of building designers as we move toward more energy efficient construction technology. Team Zero will gather residential energy usage data for low income housing in New Mexico over the holiday break as they work toward developing technology solutions for building energy efficiency in the national competition at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.