SEDS Executive Board At-Large Seat Position Vacancy

December 9, 2012 in News by SEDS Chair

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space currently has a vacancy on the Executive Board for an At-Large position. A description of the role is posted below.

To be eligible to hold a national position you must be a student member of a SEDS chapter in good standing (If you are not sure if your chapter is in good standing please email our Director of Chapter affairs at

Instatement of New Officer

The Elected candidate will be instated at the close of business on the day the CoC finalizes approval. The current officers will help bring the incoming officers up to speed with everything that they have been doing.

Election Procedure and Timeline

  • January 5th – Tentative Candidate Platform Deadline For those interested in running for the position you must submit a platform ASAP. Platforms must be submitted via the below form to They will be posted online on for chapters to review prior to the January Council of Chapter Meeting where Chapter Representatives will elect the At-Large member. All platforms should be submitted as soon as possible, the application submissions will close two weeks after the first application is recieved per the SEDS by-laws for extended elections.

Role and Responsibilities of SEDS USA Board Member

At Large Board Members

At large Board members shall be responsible for promoting SEDS-USA, participating in activities of the organization, assisting with fundraising efforts lead by the Vice Chair, being actively engaged with the strategic planning process of SEDS-USA, serving as a Board Liaison on any committee assigned, and serving as oversight on the SEDS-USA organization as part of their Board role.

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SEDS 2011-12 Board Announcement

October 30, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

This Saturday at the SpaceVision 2011 conference in Boulder, Colorado, 21 chapters voted to elect the following students to the SEDS-USA board during the 2011-12 year to represent their best interests: Continue reading “SEDS 2011-12 Board Announcement” »

Read about Executive Board Candidates Online

October 18, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

If you are a member of SEDS-USA, please take the time to read about the current executive board candidates on our website. Many positions are still completely open, so we encourage you to submit your candidacy for any and all positions of interest to you. Voting will occur during SpaceVision 2011 on October 29. We need your help to grow the student space revolution!

Election Nominations for SEDS-USA Board End Saturday

October 17, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) organization is holding elections for its executive board during the National Conference being held at The University of Colorado at Boulder on October 28-30th.

To be eligible to hold a national position you must be a student member of a SEDS chapter in good standing. Details of what should be in your Candidate Platform can be found on the elections page. The page also has a description of each position currently on the board to give an idea of that person’s responsibilities.

Continue reading “Election Nominations for SEDS-USA Board End Saturday” »

Reflection on NASA Human Spaceflight Meeting

September 22, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hosted one of the most exciting hearings in recent times on September 22nd, featuring great thoughts from Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, Dr. Maria Zuber, and Dr. Michael Griffin.

It was very exciting to see so many great minds on one panel answering the questions of congress. It was also good to hear so many of those in attendance express the need for goals for future space exploration to help inspire students around the country and around the world. While some of those present disagree on just how it should be accomplished, all of the representatives and guests shared the belief that NASA’s mission to explore space should be strongly supported in future congressional budgeting.

Continue reading “Reflection on NASA Human Spaceflight Meeting” »

SEDS Chair Sends Message to Armstrong

September 21, 2011 in Featured, News by SEDS Chair

Yesterday, Rick Hanton, the chairman of SEDS-USA sent the letter written to congress last March to Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon. Neil has been called to testify before congress about the future of NASA and American Space Exploration.

SEDS-USA sought to give Neil a student perspective on our future in space and hopes that he will show support for both long-time NASA contractors as well as new and innovative start-up companies in his testimony tomorrow.

SEDS Armstrong Cover Letter

Click here for the rest of the March letter and to sign the letter alongside 300 other students.

SEDS Business Plan Competition Announced

September 20, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

Have a Business Plan for a space product or system that will further the opening of the space frontier?

Then enter the NewSpace Student Business Plan Competition. Make a team of up to five undergraduate or graduate students comprised of all majors from business to engineering. The 5 team finalists will compete at SpaceVision 2011 and pitch their plan to investors like Tom Olson and NewSpace Startup Companies such as Altius Space Machines CEO Jon Goff and many other names in the space industry.

Continue reading “SEDS Business Plan Competition Announced” »

SpaceVision Registration Now Open

August 7, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

Registration for SpaceVision 2011 in Boulder, Colorado is now open. Early registration will last for a limited time only, after which rates will increase.

SpaceVision will be held at the Millenium Hotel and Conference Center in Boulder this October 27-30. SpaceVision 2011 will focus on the effect the aerospace industry will have on our futures regarding government policy, entrepreneurship, and sciences. Speakers include Bill Nye, Mark Sirangelo of Sierra Nevada, William Pomerantz of Virgin Galactic, and Robert Richards, one of the co-founders of SEDS. Continue reading “SpaceVision Registration Now Open” »

Send Us Your Educational Outreach Materials!

July 13, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

The SEDS website has a new section in the works, for chapters to share other chapters’ Educational Outreach materials. This will make it easier to run your own events, as you can download slides and instructions for activities that other groups have already used successfully.

Please send any materials you have to, and include a brief summary of what the activity was. These materials could be PowerPoint slides, forms, instructions for running a particular event, or just a list of ideas you have for outreach programs. Your materials will be added to the site as they are sent in.

Thank you in advance for helping to facilitate educational outreach within SEDS! We look forward to seeing and sharing what you have created.

SEDS Students Meet Up at #EndlessBBQ

July 12, 2011 in Featured, News by SEDS Chair

Many SEDS-USA students had the lucky opportunity to attend the launch of the final Space Shuttle flight, STS-135 in Florida last week.  Among them were students from the University of Arizona, University of Central Florida (UCF), Texas A&M, University at Buffalo, University of Colorado, Iowa State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Many of these students were able to meet up after the launch at the #EndlessBBQ hosted by @flyingjenny and @apacheman. Thanks to all those who came to celebrate the launch and to those students back home who watched on NASA TV.