SEDS: Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

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.

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. 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 careers in industry, academia, government, and education.

Student Organization Advisor


Taskin Padir
Taskin Padir
Director,  Institute for Experiential Robotics
Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Roux Institute
Affiliated Faculty,  Institute for Experiential AI
Affiliated Faculty,  Global Resilience Institute

Experiential robotics, human-robot teaming at the extremes, embodied artificial intelligence