CYPRESS TEXAS — Lone Star College-CyFair’s engineering students on Team CY-SMIC (an acronym for CyFair – Station Mounted Interface for Cameras) won first-place Top Overall Design Team win at the Texas Space Grant Consortium’s (TSGC) Annual Design Challenge.

With their camera attachment device design and prototype for Extravehicular Activity (EVA) applications, the team took first in Poster, Oral Presentation and the new category of Peer Judging (by 12 other teams, all from four-year universities), as well as fourth for Best Model. These awards come with $1,000 prize for each member.

Team CY-SMIC members are Tripp Manzella, Fei Xie, David Rubio, Daniel Laverde and Justin Gallegos.

Helping more than 22,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the fifth comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290.

Tomorrow also starts today at the LSC-Fairbanks Center, located at 14955 Northwest Freeway, LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit

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