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UAS UCLA Fall Quarter 2012 Meetings/Activities

December 17, 2012 in Chapter Updates by SEDS UCLA

Club meetings are held Wednesday nights in Knudsen at 7:30 followed by running the telescopes on the top of Math and Sciences Building at 8:30.

Wednesday October 3: First meeting, general announcements, ice cream and icebreakers

Wednesday October 10: Review a case study analyzing different components of astronomy.  Discuss trop to the Griffith Observatory on October 27.  Ice blocking at 10pm

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.

2012 -2013 Executive Board Elected at SpaceVision 2012

November 18, 2012 in News by SEDS Projects

Sunday, November 11th at the SpaceVision 2012 conference 16 chapters voted to elect the following members to the SEDS-USA executive board for the 2012-2013 session:

  • Chair: Michael Zwach
  • Vice-Chair: Kaizad Raimalwala
  • Treasurer: Andrew Dianetti
  • Chapter Affairs Director: Emily Metivier
  • At-Large: Derek Naperiela
  • Secretary: Mary Magilligan

Thank you to every candidate who ran for positions and to all the chapters who voted for the 2012 SEDS board.  Also thank you to the University of Buffalo for putting together an amazing and conference.  The leaders of SEDS-USA will be transitioning into these positions over the next few weeks and you can always continue to use the e-mail information on the website to contact us.

Student NewSpace Business Plan Competition 2012 – Event Summary

November 17, 2012 in Featured, News, Press Releases by SEDS Projects

The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) and the Students for the Exploration & Development of Space (SEDS) successfully hosted the 2nd annual Student NewSpace Business Plan Competition at SpaceVision on November 10th at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, NY. SpaceVision is an annual conference organized by SEDS-USA, attracting large numbers of students, professionals and enthusiasts from around the country.

Five teams from universities across the country presented their business cases at the competition to vie for the grand prize. The teams came from Iowa State University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University at Buffalo, University of Central Florida, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Collectively, the ideas from these teams represented a wide range of areas within the space sector.