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In this Making Leaders podcast series, we hear from some of the many voices of promise in the SEDS USA and UKSEDS organizations. These student leaders have demonstrated early dedication and talent in space and satellite through SSPI/SEDS student competitions. In this second episode, SSPI Executive Director Robert Bell speaks with two members of the second-place-winning University of Colorado Boulder team from the 2019-2020 Competition: Taking Out the Trash: Andrew Swackhamer and Mack Rodgers. Andrew and Mack speak with Robert about their experiences in the 2019-2020 Competition and their plans and hopes for the future.

Andrew Swackhamer is a junior at the University of Colorado at Boulder, studying aerospace engineering. He is also a research assistant at Space & Sustainability Initiative and a lab technician at Designed Technology. Mack Rodgers is also a junior at UC Boulder, studying astrophysics and music, with a specialty in voice. For the 2019-2020 Competition, they were joined by teammates Evie Clark, Devin Desilva and Skylar Gale.




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