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Texas A&M SEDS

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
Texas A&M SEDS
Purpose:
SEDS members are people interested in doing as much as they can to promote space exploration and development. The first step in this continual process is learning. SEDS provides an excellent environment in which to obtain access to many sources of information including speakers, tours, films, and discussion groups. Astronomy observing trips and tours of local space facilities also play a significant role in the life of many SEDS members.

SEDS members often take the knowledge they have gained and use it to influence the future of the space program. Students at several chapters have played major roles in organizing large conferences and have established important contacts with members of the space community. Others have helped increase public awareness of the benefits of space exploration by offering presentations to local primary and secondary schools as well as universities.

The Texas A&M chapter is one of the most active SEDS chapters on both the national and local level. Several of our members are current or former national SEDS executive board members. Members have been involved in the International Year of Astronomy, AIAA, the Space Frontier Foundation, The Planetary Society, and many other space-related organizations. Our SEDS chapter has also competed and placed in several engineering design competitions. SEDS is also actively involved in planning and helping with Yuri's Night Houston. Our chapter also hosts social nights where our members get together and play space-themed games or watch space-themed movies. Our chapter also tours SpaceX, Johnson Space Center, Southwest Research Institute, and many other space-themed companies on a regular basis. Our SEDS chapter also always sends students to the annual national SEDS conference, SpaceVision.

Our members are mostly science and engineering majors, but anyone with a passion for space is welcome.
Year Founded:
2005
Membership Dues:
$5 per semester
Admits Members:
All Year
Meeting Locations:
MSC

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Erica Renfrew
Public Contact E-mail Address:
tamu@chapter.seds.org
Public Contact Phone Number:
2816278674

Group Contact Information

Organization Web Site:
http://chapters.seds.org/tamu
Organization E-mail Address:
tamu@chapter.seds.org

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:
None

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
51-100
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Once per semester
Fundraising Events:
Once per year
Speakers/Lectures:
Three or more times per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Twice per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Never
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Never
New Member Orientation/Training:
Never
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Once per semester
Domestic US Travel:
Once per year
International Travel:
Never