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.

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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.

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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.

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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 high-school@seds.org, 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.

Former Chair Joshua Nelson talks to MoonandBack.com about SEDS

June 24, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

Check out this awesome interview that our friends at the great website moonandback.com did with Joshua Nelson, the former chairman of SEDS-USA. Also watch part 1 of the interview at moonandback.com to learn more about the International Space University.

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One 25-year-old Canadian Uses His Talents to Campaign for NASA

June 19, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

I’m sure that many of us who get our information and our news from the internet have seen one of the videos circulating recently that used a variety of pictures and Carl Sagan’s words to campaign for NASA. Sagan’s prescient words and the vivid images can certainly move even those folks who are not space fans to begin with. Continue reading “One 25-year-old Canadian Uses His Talents to Campaign for NASA” »

Lots of Great Places to Visit this Summer!

May 30, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

Remember that there are tons of awesome space and science related sites around the country that you can go visit this summer. Hopefully this map, made by SEDS student Kyle Stevens can once again help you find an interesting adventure. We hope that you may be able to travel and join other SEDS students at the SFF NewSpace conference this summer and/or the last space shuttle launch of STS-135!
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