Regolith Revolution Moon Boys

Project Leaders

Alex Darragh – Matt Steinlauf

Alex is a sophomore in Systems Engineering and Design at the University of Illinois. He is from Bloomington, IL. email:

Matt is a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He is from Tokyo, Japan. email:

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Team Members

Sean Leeming, Treasurer
College of Business, University of Illinois

Pat Lyman
College of Business, University of Illinois

Sahil Shah
Computer Engineering, University of Illinois

Faculty Mentors

Dr. Prasanta Kalita

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Associate Dean for Academic Programs

College of ACES, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Sameh Tawfick

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering

College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Moon Boys in the News

Research Department Assists Students in Innovative Projects

Out of This World Experiment

U of I Students Aim to Bring Life to the Moon

Engineering Team Seeks Sponsors to Fly Their Project to the Moon

This Greenhouse Could Be Over (and on) the Moon

Steinlauf Headed to Lab2Moon Challenge

U of I Students Design Galatic Greenhouse

Over the Moon: BN Native Competes to Send Project into Space

Bloomington Natives Hope to Reach the Moon

Photos of Alex and Matt presenting to international jury:

Dr. K Kasturirangan, former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, Dr. Alain Bensoussan, Former President of Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and Former Chairman of Council, European Space Agency and Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University.


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