Make the most of your college experience by participating in a student club or organization! Below are student clubs for the school and a selected group of clubs at ASU that many Earth and Space Exploration students have joined. If you would like to learn about other clubs and organizations, visit The College's extensive student club page and ASU's SunDevilSync website for a list of all student organizations and events.

School Student Clubs

Astronomy Journal Club

The graduate student-run Astronomy Journal Club is open to all members of SESE! AstroJC is a great way to keep up with current developments in astronomy and gain experience communicating science. We meet Mondays at 3 p.m. in ISTB4 596 with an option to call in via Zoom. Fill out this google form to sign up for our mailing list.


GeoClub is a community of students (graduate and undergraduate), who are mineralogists, petrologists, geophysicists, volcanologists, paleontologists, geochemists, planetary scientists, engineers, geographers, archaeologists, and much more. You don't need to be a geoscience major to join, an interest in geology is all you need! Our activities include outreach events to teach geoscience to the community, mineral sales to fund ourselves and keep the club membership fee free, and field trips across Arizona to get a look in the field. Such trips may either be camping weekends, day hikes, faculty-led, or collecting trips.

Faculty Advisor: Thomas Sharp

Student Officer: Marcos Hernandez, President 

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Graduate Council

The School's Graduate Council was founded in 2009 to establish efficient lines of communication between the graduate students and faculty. The Council has eight elected graduate students in the following roles: President, Vice President, Secretary, Recruitment Chairs (2), and Graduate Student Advocates (3).

Their primary goal is to provide support to the graduate student body through informational seminars, resource documents, important deadline reminders, and open meetings. Their major contribution to the department is the organization and orchestration of Recruitment Weekend for prospective graduate students. Other efforts include helping with the graduate student orientation schedule, providing feedback to faculty search committees, providing support during qualifying exam season, and advocating for graduate students, as issues arise. 

Student Officer: Mansi Padave, President

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Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at Arizona State University (SEDS-ASU) is dedicated to building awareness of the space industry and its developments, as well as promote student involvement and preparation for careers in space. We welcome anyone to join regardless of major, affiliation, or background!

Faculty Advisor: Jim Bell

Student Contact: Jackson Israel or Justin Baez

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Women in Science Program

The Women in Science Program (WISP) at ASU in the School of Earth and Space Exploration is an informal organization for support of women in the sciences. WISP includes all undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff that identify as female or are female advocates. WISP does not exclude non-female identifying individuals from membership, but rather facilitates promotion of understanding and support of the female experience in STEM. The organization is run by SESE graduate students and includes social events as well as lunch discussions throughout the Fall and Spring semesters with professional women currently in industry or academia.

To join WISP and be added to the mailing list, please email:

Other ASU and National Student Clubs

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space: Rocketry Division

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) ASU Rocketry Division is a Fulton Student Organization that is dedicated to rocketry projects such as competitions, research and development, and certifications. The primary goal is to immerse members into the world of rocketry, and by extension, help members foster necessary skill sets and experiences that will be valuable for industry. In addition, our club participates in various outreach programs for students on campus and K-12. Our club's general meeting will be held on Tuesdays from 7-8 pm at SCOB #150 BIWEEKLY. Interested members are always welcome to our general meetings. For more up-to-date information, join our Discord through this link:

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Software Developers Association

The Software Developers Association (SoDA) at Arizona State University, is a student run, free organization dedicated to serving ASU’s computer science students. SoDA fosters a diverse community of students that are driven to excel at ASU. We provide them with an opportunity to collaborate on projects outside of the classroom, learn from university and industry professionals, and prepare for a career as a software developer. Throughout the year we welcome industry representatives to host technical workshops and company information sessions. Our meetings are twice a week and every meeting has free food. We host a variety of coding workshops and challenges. In addition, we coordinate free trips to larger hackathons, to include transportation. This gives every ASU student the chance to show off their skills.

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Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

The ASU SACNAS chapter is committed to promoting diversity in the STEM field, providing a network of like-minded peers, building professional development and leadership skills, engaging in the community, and informing members of opportunities that will help them achieve their goals. We invite you to take part in the all-inclusive SACNAS community of diverse individuals - from all educational, career, and leadership stages; all fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and all ethnic backgrounds, genders, religions, abilities, etc. If you would like more information, please contact

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE de ASU is one of around 300 SHPE chapters across the country. As a chapter at Arizona State, our objectives and goals are in alignment with SHPE's mission and vision. In short, we are a network of Hispanics in STEM that put our efforts together to support each other in graduating with success and transition into professionals. We provide resources to attend conferences, networking opportunities through our mentorship program, workshops and general body meetings with professional engineers, and inspire the next generation of students through K-12 outreach. 

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Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students is a professional physics association explicitly designed for students. At Arizona State University, SPS is a lively community of students helping students. We are open to anyone with an appreciation for physics. Whether you have a mild curiosity for the science, or an intellectual passion, our goal is to promote physics through various avenues: — Organize social gatherings which are almost always centered around physics and food. — We volunteer on campus at multiple ASU sanctioned events such as the Night of the Open Door, SESE and Physics Open House. — We maintain a Physics Outreach Program by visiting local schools to share the excitement of physics by offering demonstrations of topics in physics. We are primarily a forum of students encouraging collaboration and communication between students interested in physics, regardless of their interests or level of experience. To maintain students' safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning on holding as many events virtually as possible.

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Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory

The Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory is a student organization dedicated to the design, test, and manufacture of spacecraft and spacecraft technologies. It's project-based, enabling many students to be exposed to a variety of engineering problems. SDSL participates in the annual AIAA CanSat competition. This competition allows students to get hands-on experience with the engineering design process and the opportunity to apply classroom theory to a hands-on project. The teams have placed high for several years in a row. It also supports the Pulsed Plasma Thruster project. The solid-state thruster system under development vaporizes Teflon with an electric arc. Students learn about electrical components, design, and vacuum equipment.

The organization wants to get students closer to making space hardware. Currently, the org is starting up the NASA Watts on the Moon Challenge and continuing the Hyperspectral CubeSat team (HCT), which will use hyperspectral imaging for scientific purposes. Finally, SDSL led the NASA funded Phoenix Mission. The mission consists of a 3U CubeSat equipped with a thermal imaging camera that will measure and quantify the heat island effect on the City of Phoenix and other cities around the world. SDSL has collaborated with industry, including Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin, and actively participates in outreach activities at ASU.

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The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society at Arizona State University is a university chapter of the international space advocacy organization The Planetary Society. Our main mission is to educate the public on the importance of space exploration and space science. We aim to accomplish this mission through educational public outreach events both in the community and on campus. We hold meetings during the Fall and Spring semesters as needed to plan these EPO events, which are our main focus. Members gain experience explaining both complex policy and science to audiences ranging from elementary school children to industry professionals.

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Women in STEM

Women in STEM strives to support, uplift, and prepare women in STEM disciplines at Arizona State University by providing a network of students, faculty, and professionals in the community they can meaningfully engage with and grow to be better students, STEM leaders, and people. The organization serves as a valuable resource that allows students in various STEM fields to collaborate and innovate. Our goals include increasing retention in STEM programs and engaging students in professional development, social, service, and outreach activities. In short, our organization exists to empower women to be the STEM leaders of the future.

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