Past Student Projects

Hydrovolts Turbine Project

Details Coming Soon!

NASA Moon Work Competition

During the spring semester of 2010 four HCES students competed in the NASA Moon Work Competition to design a tool or an instrument package to be used on the moon. The following tasks could be chosen from:


  • Navigation in the darkness around the Moon’s south pole
  • Power supplies for rovers in the dark
  • Sample retrieval and on-site analysis
  • Radiation detection and avoidance
  • Communication with lunar outpost, with orbiters, and with Earth
  • Video capture of sorties for transmission back to Earth
  • Astronaut recovery and transport back to outpost
  • Lunar regolith mitigation strategies for rover and space suits
  • Detect and retrieve water ice for use on the rover

Team: Julie Xie, Daniel Nevius, Tiffany Au, Colin Santangelo, Lakshmi Parthasarathy

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