Author Archives: Maggie Petrella

General Meeting Notes 5/8/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes05082017

Pizza!

High Power Rocketry
Summer Rocketry: Let Peter know if you’re interested
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting, in here (Furnas 206)
If you’re free, let Peter know
Initiative won’t hurt
Technical report
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Keep an eye out for camping trip post-finals!
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5 pm in Furnas 1025
Transmitter in progress
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Tuesdays in Furnas 1025 from 7-8pm
Contact Amanda Alexander at amanda.alexander@ubseds.org with questions

Year in Review

    • First entry into IREC competition
    • 16 rocketry level certifications awarded
    • Three new project groups
    • Only frozen for two weeks!
    • New logo!
    • Planetarium trip!
    • UB-SEDS polos for the first time in years
    • Actually won a round of battlebot
    • 4th place finish in E-week, 100% event attendance!
    • Yuri’s Night featuring Col. Walter Gordon
    • Homemade rocket motors
    • Spacevision at Purdue University
    • All the pizza!
    • Bowling Night
    • Outreach featured on the Buffalo News
    • New look for the website
    • All-new E-board elected!

Have a great summer!

General Meeting Notes 5/1/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes05012017

Polos! 
Thanks to Ari and Kyra for making them possible!
If you weren’t at this meeting you can pick yours up next time

Does anyone have pictures of Col. Gordon speaking?

High Power Rocketry
Launch this past Saturday: 17 launches, 13 successful certification flights
Summer Rocketry: Let Peter know if you’re interested
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
If you’re free, let Peter know
Initiative won’t hurt
Technical report
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Keep an eye out for camping trip post-finals!
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Transmitter in progress
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Tuesdays in Furnas 1025 from 7-8pm
Contact Amanda Alexander at amanda.alexander@ubseds.org with questions

 

Space News
SpaceX secret spy satellite launch this morning http://www.space.com/36666-spacex-launches-first-spy-satellite-nails-landing.html
Cassini’s dive through the rings of Saturn http://www.space.com/36645-cassini-spacecraft-ring-dive-saturn-surprises.html
May the Fourth be with you this Thursday!

General Meeting Notes 4/17/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes04172017

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 29th
Wednesdays 4pm or earlier
Mondays at 4:30pm
2pm Friday
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
Cutting stuff out tomorrow
Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Fridays 3-6 pm
April 23rd 9am-12pm launch
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Owen has things to say (next week). Event this past Saturday. Computerized mount works! (kinda) Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Transmitter in progress
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Tuesdays in Furnas 1025 from 7-8pm
Contact Amanda Alexander at amanda.alexander@ubseds.org with questions

March for Science
Soldier’s Circle at 1pm on April 22nd
Chris Jacobs and Brian Higgins-Great Lakes initiative
Tabling Friday in the union! Join the raffle! Eat all the groceries!
Website: http://www.march4sciencebuffalo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/938153732985874/

 

Other Noteworthy Things
Yuri’s Night 4/21 6:30-10:30 pm

Space News
International Day of Human Space Flight was 4/12 — 56 year anniversary
Cygnus launch tomorrow on Atlas V

General Meeting Notes 4/10/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes04102017

Amendment to the Constitution
Create formal written amendment
ANY Full member (undergrad in good standing) can propose amendment
Get 10 non-E-board signatures
Separate sheet is fine
Give to any E-board member
E-board reviews, gives approval
Looks for violations of SA rules, frivolity (no ‘must serve pizza at every meeting’ amendments)
Vote next general meeting, requires ⅔ of quorum to pass
Changes must be sent to SA for approval
Vote on amendment

    • Quorum: 18
    • For: 18
    • Against: 0

Election 2017 Results
President: Zayne Sember
Vice-President: Amanda Alexander
Treasurer: Sayre Stowell
Secretary: Basim Ahmad
Director of PR: Spencer Woodyard

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 29th
Wednesdays 4pm or earlier
Mondays at 4:30pm
2pm Friday
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
Cutting stuff out tomorrow
Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Fridays 3-6 pm
April 23rd 9am-12pm launch
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Owen has things to say (next week). Event this past Saturday. Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Meeting immediately after this meeting.
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Tuesdays in Furnas 1025 from 7-8pm
Contact Amanda Alexander at amanda.alexander@ubseds.org with questions

Yuri’s Night
4/21 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery downtown
Buffet style dinner, tickets on sale for $27.50 in the SBI ticket office, from March 6th-31st
Speaker: Col. Walter Gordon, ret.
Chance to dress fancy & talk space while eating great food

March for Science
Soldier’s Circle at 1pm on April 22nd
Chris Jacobs and Brian Higgins-Great Lakes initiative
Tabling next week
Website: http://www.march4sciencebuffalo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/938153732985874/

Other Noteworthy Things
Yuri’s Night 4/21 6:30-10:30 pm
Bowling was last night

Space News
X-37B breaks orbit record http://www.space.com/36205-x-37b-space-plane-breaks-record.html
Stars born in the refuse of a black hole http://www.space.com/36220-stars-born-inside-black-hole-jets-spotted.html

General Meeting Notes 4/3/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes04032017

Election 2017
Election Committee: Peter, Jacob, Dan

    • All officers shall be elected during the first full week of April.
    • An SA official must be present at elections.
    • Elected officials are elected for a term of one year, but may be re-elected to the same office or another office the following year as long as they remain eligible as Full Members.
    • Newly elected officials shall assume their positions on May 15th. Between the election and this date they must shadow the person currently holding the position to which they have been elected.
    • The date and time of elections shall be announced and advertised at least 2 weeks in advance of the election date.
    • Prior to the election an Election Committee shall be chosen by the executive board of three club members who are not running for office.  This Election Committee shall be tasked with counting votes and assuring the vote is a true representation of the clubs choice for leadership.  The Election Committee will also approve candidates based on their club involvement.  The goal of this approval is to prevent unmotivated and uninvolved members from rising to the executive board.
    • For cases of being a Full Member the definition of active in club activities will hereafter be defined by attendance and participation in at least two (2) service events per semester as well as attendance at the majority of general meetings and/or being considered active in a project group.  Whether they are active in a project group is decided by the project leader

PresidentZayne Sember, Gabriel Surina
Vice-PresidentAmanda Alexander
TreasurerSayre Stowell
SecretaryAugust Bartoszewicz, Basim Ahmad
Director of PRSpencer Woodyard

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 29th
Wednesdays 4pm or earlier
Mondays at 4:30pm
Look out for polls about launch
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Fridays 3-6 pm
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Owen has things to say! Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
Trip yesterday! Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Meetings will be Tuesdays in Furnas 1025 from 7-8pm
Contact Amanda Alexander at amanda.alexander@ubseds.org with questions

March for Science
Soldier’s Circle at 1pm on April 22nd
Website: http://www.march4sciencebuffalo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/938153732985874/

Other Noteworthy Things
Bowling event will be this Sunday, stay tuned.
Yuri’s Night 4/21 6:30-10:30 pm

General Meeting Notes 3/27/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes03272017

Attention Seniors
If you would like to be a part of the SEDS-USA Alumni Association (and want a free gift from SEDS!) come see me

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 29th
Wednesdays 4pm
Mondays at 4:30pm
Look out for polls about launch
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Fridays 3-6 pm
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
Science Museum event Sunday April 2 (this weekend!). More info will be sent by email.
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Meetings will be Tuesdays in Furnas 1025 from 7-8pm, starting next week (4/3)
Contact Amanda Alexander at amanda.alexander@ubseds.org with questions

Yuri’s Night
4/21 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery downtown
Buffet style dinner, tickets on sale for $27.50 in the SBI ticket office, from March 6th-31st
Speaker: Col. Walter Gordon, ret.
Chance to dress fancy & talk space while eating great food

Other Noteworthy Things
Polo sales end Friday March 31st! Get them quick!
If interested in running for E-board and want to meet with the person currently in the position, email Tristan tristan.stoner@ubseds.org

Nominations for E-board are open today: Election April 3rd!
President: Zayne Sember, Gabriel Surina
Vice-President: Amanda Alexander
Treasurer: Sayre Stowell, Spencer Woodyard
Secretary: August Bartoszewicz, Basim Ahmad
Director of PR: Spencer Woodyard
Election Committee: Peter, Jacob, Dan

Space News
X-37B breaks orbit record http://www.space.com/36205-x-37b-space-plane-breaks-record.html
Stars born in the refuse of a black hole http://www.space.com/36220-stars-born-inside-black-hole-jets-spotted.html

General Meeting Notes 3/13/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes31317

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 29th
Wednesdays 4pm
Mondays at 4:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Fridays 3-6 pm
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
New museum event .. it’s coming. Maybe April 2?
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Poll incoming
Contact Amanda Alexander at amanda.alexander@ubseds.org with questions

Yuri’s Night
4/21 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery downtown
Buffet style dinner, tickets on sale for $27.50 in the SBI ticket office, from March 6th-31st
Speaker: Col. Walter Gordon, ret.
Chance to dress fancy & talk space while eating great food

Other Noteworthy Things
Polo sales begin Monday March 13th: Today! Two-week sale! Get them quick!
If interested in running for E-board and want to meet with the person currently in the position, email Tristan tristan.stoner@ubseds.org

Nominations for E-board are open today: Election April 3rd!
President: Zayne Sember
Vice-President: Amanda Alexander
Treasurer: Sayre Stowell, Spencer Woodyard
Secretary: August Bartoszewicz, Basim Ahmad
Director of PR: Spencer Woodyard

Space News
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch tonight at 1:34am
Life on Titan? http://www.space.com/36010-saturn-moon-titan-may-offer-glimpse-of-life-as-we-dont-know-it.html
Full Worm Moon, last night to see it!

General Meeting Notes 3/6/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes03062017

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 29th
Wednesdays 4pm
Mondays at 4:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
Good news!
Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Fridays 3-6 pm
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
Teach the Teachers … it’s coming
New museum event .. it’s coming
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Look out for emails, join listserv
Contact Amanda Alexander at amanda.alexander@ubseds.org with questions

COC Update
New rep in April? Contact Maggie at maggie.petrella@ubseds.org or Tristan if interested

Yuri’s Night
4/21 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery downtown
Buffet style dinner, tickets on sale for $27.50 in the SBI ticket office, from March 6th-31st
Speaker: Col. Walter Gordon, ret.
Chance to dress fancy & talk space while eating great food

Important Dates
Game night soon!
2017-18 Elections, April 3

Other Noteworthy Things
Polo sales begin Monday March 13th
If interested in running for E-board and want to meet with the person currently in the position, email Tristan tristan.stoner@ubseds.org

Space News
ESA launch tonight at ~8:49pm http://www.space.com/35925-european-sentinel-2-earth-satellite-launch-webcast.html
Amazon-like Moon delivery from Jeff Bezos http://www.space.com/35913-bezos-blue-origin-amazon-like-moon-delivery.html
Can it be done? http://www.space.com/35884-spacex-moon-mission-2018-feasibility.html

General Meeting Notes 2/27/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes02272017

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 30th
Wednesdays 4pm
Mondays at 4:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Fridays 3-6 pm
Thursdays 3-4:30pm
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Keep an eye out for a trip this week
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
Teach the Teachers … it’s coming
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Hugbot was a success… more or less
New lead – Amanda Alexander

COC Update
New rep in April? Contact Maggie at maggie.petrella@ubseds.org or Tristan if interested

E-Week 2017
4th place finish – nice work!

Yuri’s Night
4/21 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery downtown
Buffet style dinner, tickets on sale for $25 in the SBI ticket office, from March 6th-31st
Speaker: Col. Walter Gordon, ret.
Chance to dress fancy & talk space while eating great food

Important Dates
Game night soon!
2017-18 Elections, April 3

Other Noteworthy Things
Polo sales will begin soon!
If interested in running for E-board and want to meet with the person currently in the position, email Tristan tristan.stoner@ubseds.org

Space News
Trappist-1 http://www.space.com/35805-earth-size-exoplanets-trappist-1-tour.html
Ring of Fire Eclipse http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/when-next-solar-eclipse-2017-9910639

General Meeting Notes 2/20/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes02202017

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 30th
Wednesdays 4pm
Starting next week: also Mondays at 4:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting
Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Fridays 3-6 pm
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Possibly will pull out the telescope Sunday
Prof. Kinney… no response
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
First event was yesterday! http://www.wgrz.com/mb/news/science-museum-celebrates-engineers-week/409702534
Teach the Teachers … it’s coming
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
It’s gonna work? Need a pilot.
Contact Zach Liquorman at zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

COC Update
New rep in April? Contact Maggie at maggie.petrella@ubseds.org or Tristan if interested

E-Week 2017
E-Week schedule is put together
Points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and participation: so participate!
Our event is Tuesday (2/21) from 11am to 1pm!
A&E Ball tickets $20 on sale 2/20

Yuri’s Night
Now tentatively 4/21 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery downtown
Buffet style dinner, ticket price TBD
Chance to dress fancy & talk space while eating great food

Important Dates
2017-18 Elections, April 3

Other Noteworthy Things
Polo sales will begin soon!
Fill out Game Night survey!
If interested in running for E-board and want to meet with the person currently in the position, email Tristan tristan.stoner@ubseds.org

Space News
http://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html