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The International Space University (ISU), in partnership with the American Astronautical Society (AAS), awarded its inaugural prize for "multidisciplinary participation" to the University of Arizona chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) in Tucson, Arizona.
"The University of Arizona SEDS chapter, by attracting students of such varied majors as psychology, business, and education, in addition to engineering, science, and math, exemplifies the founding ideals of ISU", said Steven Brody, ISU's Vice President for North American Operations, and a member of the Board of Directors of the AAS. "ISU embraces a diversity of training and opinion and the spirit of inclusivity as essential values in both the exploration of space and its utilization to serve the needs of our planet."
The ISU-AAS Prize for Multidisciplinary Participation, which includes a cash award of $250, is one of ISU's 'Space For All' prize awards for SEDS chapters initiated this year. It was presented to the University of Arizona chapter in Tucson on November 14, 2009 during the SEDS National Conference, SpaceVision 2009.