Space Student Organizations at Harvard and MIT
Harvard Undergraduate Aeronautics (HUAERO)
Harvard Undergraduate Aeronautics (HUAERO) is a student-run organization at Harvard College that seeks to be a home for all undergraduate aeronautics enthusiasts. Our main activity is developing autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems for the AUVSI-SUAS competition, but we also host aeronautics-related learning and social events for the undergraduate engineering community.
Harvard Business School Aerospace and Aviation Club (HBS-AAC)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
The Aerospace and Aviation Club at Harvard Business School aims to support members with professional aspirations in aviation, space and aerospace as well as those with personal interests in those areas, through community building and professional networking initiatives. Throughout the year, we hold a number of speaker events with prominent leaders in aviation and aerospace, who come on campus to share their professional insights, personal stories, and advice for students considering entering these fields.
Harvard College Astrophysical Society (AstroSoc)
AstroSoc is the society for undergraduate concentrators, secondaries, and underclassmen interested in engaging with astrophysics academically at Harvard. We work to build community in the astrophysics undergrad community by running a bunch of events, including weekly lunches, monthly pizza seminars with faculty, historical instrument tours, research work-sessions, and dark sky trips.
Harvard Law School Space Law Society (HLS-SLS)
The Harvard Space Law Society (HSLS) is a student-run organization at Harvard Law School that seeks to promote the study, practice, and development of space law on campus. We host speakers, organize field trips, and coordinate social events to further education and enthusiasm about space law.
Harvard SEDS is a chapter of the national organization Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). Harvard SEDS supports two undergraduate-led groups: the Harvard College Satellite Team (HST) and the Harvard College Rocket Propulsion Group (HRPG). The mission of the HST is to design, manufacture, and launch Harvard’s first satellite! The 2U CubeSat will test a novel way to deploy solar panels and is aimed to launch by 2024. The mission of the newly formed HRPG is to design, build, and test a flight-capable liquid bipropellant rocket engine in order to provide students with industry-relevant experience in engineering with aerospace applications.
Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe (STAHR)
The Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe (STAHR) is Harvard’s undergraduate astronomy club. It provides students the opportunity to engage in hands-on recreational astronomy. The club runs the Loomis-Michael Observatory atop the Harvard Science Center and teaches telescope courses there each semester. STAHR also regularly hosts dark sky trips, open house observing events, space-based movie nights, and more. In a virtual setting, STAHR plans to host an astronomy speaker series and astrophotography workshops.
The Ivy League Space Coalition
Harvard Point of Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inter-Ivy Space Coalition consists of a group of undergraduate students across the Ivy League Universities who are passionate about aerospace engineering and have come together to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs and aerospace engineers.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, SEDS, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the founding chapter of SEDS. The mission for MIT SEDS is to provide a community for students who have an interest in space through social events, technical projects, and outreach programs. Whether your interest is in astronomy, engineering, business, or more, MIT SEDS gives students a place to learn, grow, and most importantly, have fun doing so.
MIT Sloan’s Astropreneurship & Space Industry Club (MIT ASIC)
The mission of the Astropreneurship and Space Industry Club is to connect the MIT community with careers in space and to form ties between engineers, MBAs, and industry leaders particularly through organizing MIT’s annual New Space Age Conference.
MIT Rocket Team
The MIT Rocket Team is a well established independent student group focused on rocket-related projects. In its 14 year history, the team has focused on projects ranging from designing and building a custom centrifugal liquid engine to the development of lighter, stronger composite airframes.