Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

Opening: Discovering Our Place in Space

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is an organization full of passionate students looking to push the boundaries of space exploration in diverse ways. Join us as we kick off our second annual Space Symposium as we look back at the how Michigan students have established and discovered their place in the greater space exploration community.

Closing Remarks

As the conference comes to a close, we reflect upon the strides we've made and look to the future as we continue to explore the cosmos.

Riley Schnee
2020-21 President

Riley graduated last fall from U-M with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science through the College of Engineering. In addition to serving as the 2020-21 SEDS@UM President, she previously served as the Team Lead and then Program Manager for the CLAWS project team, developing software for human space exploration. A fun fact about Riley is her love of space started while working as an Explainer at the National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center in high school. This summer, she will begin work as a software engineer at Facebook in New York City.

Emily Rassel
2020-21 Internal VP

Emily is a Master's student in Space Engineering who previously graduated with her bachelor's from Michigan in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. She currently serves as the Internal Vice President and Head of Projects for SEDS. Her involvement in Aerospace has spanned AIAA, WAA, BLiSS, and the CLAWS project team through SEDS which develops advanced software technologies and augmented reality systems for use in space. Last summer, she worked at Lockheed Martin Space on the Human Landing System for the Artemis missions to the Moon and has no plans to move from human spaceflight. Space is the place! In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

Trevor Rosario
2021-22 President

Trevor is a rising Senior studying Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering. During the 2021-22 school year, he will serve as the SEDS@UM President. Trevor has a passion for spacecraft propulsion that started from the common childhood dream of wanting to be an astronaut. Since Type 1 Diabetes keeps him grounded for now, he wants to push the boundaries of human exploration and bring the beauty of space to everyone.

Day 1 Opening Remarks

*Day 1 - Opening

Day 1 Closing Remarks

*Day 1 - Closing

Day 2 Opening Remarks

*Day 2 - Opening

Day 2 Closing Remarks

*Day 2 - Closing

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