Princeton University Student Chapter





Welcome to the Princeton chapter of the AIAA/SEDS!


Your AIAA/SEDS officers for 2008-2009 are:

Matthew Isakowitz '09 & Ephraim Chen '09 - Co-Presidents
Carly Sakumura '10 - Vice President
Dan Maass '09 - Treasurer
Trevor O'Neill '10 - Tech/Web Chair
David Hegermiller '10 - Social Chair

Your AIAA/SEDS officers for 2009-2010 are:

David Hegermiller '10 - President
Carly Sakumura '10 - Vice President
Lauren Sykora '11 - Treasurer
Trevor O'Neill '10 - Social Chair
Chelsea Graf '11 - Publicity Chair

Christian Laftchiev '11 - Technology Chair and SEDS Chapter Representative

Princeton AIAA/SEDS is comprised of the student chapters of the Princeton AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and Princeton SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space).


Did You Know?

Princeton was one of two schools where the original national SEDS organization was founded in 1980, the other being MIT.





Recent Events

Commercial Spaceflight
Brooke Owens of the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportion (FAA-AST) spoke to students and faculty to discuss topics such as the X PRIZE, suborbital spaceflight, the FAA's role in commercial spaceflight, and spaceflight by private individuals (so-called "space tourism").

Model Rocket Competition
Check out to get a look at the kinds of rockets we launched from West Winsor fields, which is across Lake Carnegie from main campus.

Movie Night
showing either The Right Stuff, Apollo 13 or October Sky in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sputnik.

Hypersonics Lab Trip
We recently took a field trip to the GASL hypersonics lab on Long Island.

Dr. Ruth David Presentation