Has someone you know stood out from the crowd as an exceptional leader? Do you think you're a part of the best new chapter? Have you noticed a technical project from one of our chapters that has blown you away? 

Here's your chance to sound off and let SEDS-USA know who you think is the best of the best! Please fill this form out to let us know who YOU think should win the listed awards and most importantly, why?

We get so many amazing submissions that it's hard to choose, so make it easy for us and REALLY sell the person or project. We can't wait to hear all about them!
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The Darrell Cain Award for Excellence is awarded each year to one student is an embodiment of the SEDS vision of empowering young people to participate and make an impact in the exploration of space. It is in honor of the late Darrell Cain, who was and remains an inspiration to his fellow SEDS members and all those who look to the stars.

What SEDS member do you nominate for this award?

 
The Todd B. Hawley Award for Student Leadership is awarded each year to one student who has proven her/himself as an exemplary leader at the local and national level of SEDS as well as in the larger space community. It is in honor of the late Todd B. Hawley, co-founder of SEDS, whose leadership and initiative continue to shine on.

What SEDS member do you nominate for this award?

 
Do you think your chapter deserves SEDS-USA's Chapter of the Year? Tell us how!

Please follow the rubric below and try to provide solid examples for each part:

Chapter of the Year award rubric (please provide examples!)

25% Chapter Membership 
10% Number of Chapter Members 
5% Average Chapter Attendance per Meeting 
10% Number of Members Registered with SEDS-USA
25% Projects 
10% Active Projects 
5% Follow-Through 
5% Media Attention 
5% Technical Success
20% Online Presence
10% Social Media Activity/Updates 
5% Website Appearance 
5% Website Up to Date20% 
Chapter Involvement with National 10% 
Council of Chapters Attendance 6% 
Content Provided to National for Social Media or Newsletter distribution 4% 
Chapter Diversity 5% 
Gender Diversity 2.5% 
Major Diversity 2.5%
 
SEDS Best New Chapter? Is it you?

Have you taken notice of a new chapter that's been killing it? Tell us who and how below!

 
SEDS Technical Project of the Year

Everyone likes this one, is your chapter involved in an awesome technical project? Rocketry? Developing a space app? Robotics? Something else awesome? Nominate yourself or someone else that is doing the absolute coolest SEDS Technical Project here. Details, please!
 
SEDS Outreach Project of the Year

We all are obviously passionate about getting everyone from kids to adults involved and interested in space? Who is the most passionate obviously, though?
 
ISU/AAS Major Diversity Award

This statistical award is given to the chapter most effective at bringing in students from diverse areas of study rather than those traditionally associated with space.  Exemplary chapters have a constituency made up of STEM, humanities, and vocational students. This award is provided in conjunction with the International Space University (ISU) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
 
ISU/WIA Gender Diversity Award

This statistical award is given to the Chapter most effective at maintaining a diverse gender balance. This chapter has demonstrated their commitment to overcoming a major issue in the space industry of ensuring equal representation, participation, and opportunities for all genders. This award is provided in conjunction with the International Space University and the Women in Aerospace.
Thanks so much for giving us your input! All awards will be announced at the SpaceVision Awards Banquet, so be sure to get your ticket!
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