As we encroach deeper into the 21st century, there has been an increase in the amount of discussion surrounding the issue of space exploration. With the emergence of companies like SpaceX, outer space is the latest frontier where politics and science converge. Now, a new club at Florida State seeks to have an impact in this field.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at FAMU-FSU, is a student-run organization for both Florida State and Florida A&M students. The group hopes to spark discourse among students of different backgrounds in an “intersectional” manner on the topic of space exploration.
The Capitol Collegian spoke with SEDS co-president Simeon Newman, a junior at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. A chemical engineering student, Newman said that he hopes that the club and the future of space exploration assists in “uniting our human experience.”
“SEDS is important to me because it allows me to be able to find like-minded people who are interested in space and space exploration.” Newman elaborated on the club’s strengths by nothing that because “the organization is interdisciplinary, it permits a wider range of majors that you can interact with, since there’s nothing akin to SEDS on campus.”
Not only does SEDS intend on tackling the important issue of space exploration in our time, but the organization also hopes to have interactive fun with their members. Newman told the Collegian that SEDS plans to “have projects like potato launcher building, rocket launching parties, and other engineering projects.”
If you have a knack for learning about space and space travel, or want to meet impressive guest speakers such as astronauts, SEDS could be the club for you next semester. More information is available on their official Instagram: @seds_famufsu.