Purdue SEDS Chapter Update 9/25/2011

September 25, 2011 in Chapter Updates by SEDS Purdue

Purdue SEDS currently has three major technical projects. The hybrid rocket is being completed and should launch within the next year. The USLI team is submitting their proposal to NASA today. The SEDS rocket is underconstruction and will be flown before SpaceVision 2011. Our current plans for outreach include plans on attending CSI at the Indiana State Fair, as well as attending Horbert High School in northern Indiana to get the high school kids there interested not only in engineering related fields, but more specifically engineering related fields at Purdue. Our Outreach lead is planning some activities for elementary school kids to get them excited about space at an early age. Also, working with USLI and we are planning an outreach event together, and all the details are still pending. Social events currently in the works are getting a cosmic bowling scheduled really soon, otherwise we have a rocket bbq picnic coming up.

Purdue SEDS has formed a committee which is preparing a proposal to host SpaceVision 2012 at Purdue University and in the mean time we are fund raising to cover costs to support this years trip to SV2011 in Boulder Colorado. We have ~20 interested members in attending but are not entirely sure we will be able to raise enough fund to get all of them there/help with hotel costs.

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.