Welcome to UArizona SEDS!
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers young people to participate and make an impact in space exploration. Part of the college of engineering, SEDS helps students develop their technical and leadership skills by providing opportunities to manage and participate in national projects as well as to attend conferences, publish their work, and develop their professional network in order to help students become more effective in their present and future academic, governmental, and educational careers.
If you are interested, ask to join our email list by sending a message to PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOm5ldm1iYW5mcnFmQHR6bnZ5LnBieiI+bmV2bWJhbmZycWZAdHpudnkucGJ6PC9uPg== and join our Discord channel to get the latest updates and reminders for our biweekly general meetings! We also have a google calendar that has all of our meeting times and locations.
We do lots of cool things, such as outreach, socials, the ASCEND launch, and more. ASCEND is a semester-long project focused on designing and building a payload that goes up to near space (100k feet) on a weather balloon, taking lots of cool data that we then analyze and present at the yearly space grant symposium. Members of our ASCEND team work on 3-D modeling, 3-D printing, PCB design, soldering, and arduino coding. However we don’t expect everyone to know all of those and we are more than happy to teach anyone who wants to learn! To get involved, show up to a general meeting or come to one of our ASCEND meetings (you can join at any point in the semester).
For pictures and more information, look at this presentation from last year:
Our office is in the Charles P. Sonett building, room 21. The building is key card access only, so head down the loading dock in between the Sonett and Steward buildings and if a set of windows are open, wave to us and and officer will come let you in. Alternatively, send a message in the discord and someone from the office will let you in at the door at the bottom of the loading area.
Our office phone is (520) 621-5958, however it is unlikely calls will be answered. Preferably, send an email to PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOm5ldm1iYW5mcnFmQHR6bnZ5LnBieiI+bmV2bWJhbmZycWZAdHpudnkucGJ6PC9uPg== or a message on our Discord server to get in touch.
ASCEND: Mechanical team -> Friday at 4 pm
Electrical team -> Fridays at 5 pm
General: Biweekly Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in ENGR 311
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