Dear Friends of SEDS Rice,
I am proud to share SEDS Rice’s accomplishments for the 2019 year. In this timeframe, club membership grew from 5 to over 40 active members today. Additionally, the team had many accomplishments in both technical and non-technical fields.
In April of 2019, SEDS Rice hosted the inaugural Owls in Space Symposium with keynote speaker Jim Bridenstine, the 13th NASA Administrator and Rice Alum. The Symposium aims to connect space industry professionals local to Houston with enthusiastic students to build lasting relationships. Over 200 students attended the Symposium which comprised of over 45 space professionals, 3 astronauts, and 11 aerospace companies.
With increasing interest in the space industry, SEDS aims to expand its technical projects and events in the new year. SEDS intends to connect aerospace related fields across Rice in new and innovative ways.
SEDS Rice thanks all of our supporters and sponsors throughout the past year and hopes to continue these relationships throughout 2020. SEDS greatly thanks Dr. David Alexander and the Rice Space Institute team for supporting the program since its founding.