What is SEDS USA?

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Definition

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a student-run international organization whose purpose is to promote space exploration and development through educational and engineering projects. SEDS USA is the governing body over all the individual chapters in the United States and consists of a board that is completely student-run. It is overseen by a board of advisors and a board of trustees. Any students in a SEDS chapter within the country can run for a position on SEDS USA (Board or Staff) at our annual SpaceVision conference, or if a space becomes available.


Opportunities

SEDS USA offers tons of opportunities to its chapters around the country, though it is your job to stay on top of deadlines to be eligible! Apart from hosting in-house engineering and business competitions (which is explained in depth deeper in the wiki), it supports the leaders of each chapter with financials, management, and getting connected to other space lovers in the area. Everyone on the board and staff at SEDS USA is an email away, and is ALWAYS willing to help via email, or maybe even a video call. We are here to support you and help your chapter grow into a space loving community that is prepared to help us get to Mars and beyond!

A photo during the 2018 SpaceVision conference in sunny San Diego, California! SEDS UCSD showing off their amazing engineering work over the last few years when they hosted SpaceVision 2018


Other Websites

Although this Wiki page is to clearly state useful information for everyone around the country when participating in their local SEDS chapter, other online websites can be a good way to browse the stuff that is going on with us too!

Websites
SEDS USA Website Important, front end material for the entire SEDS USA
SEDS Wikipedia Contains a more in-depth history of SEDS


Other Branches

SEDS USA, although the largest and original branch of SEDS, is not the only one out there! There are branches in several countries, including: UKSEDS, SEDS-Canada, SEDS-Turkey, SEDS-UAE, and SEDS India. That means that there are students all around the world that are in the same organization at their university or high school because they are passionate about the space industry. I mean, why wouldn’t someone love space?!