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Frank J. Redd Student Competition

College students from across the globe compete for awards made possible through generous donations from organizations and individuals within the small satellite community. Please help us reach this year’s goal of $50,000 by contributing to the endowment fund.

The number and dollar value of the awards are determined on a yearly basis. A fund drive occurs each year in the industry. Awards will be presented at the conference and the funds will be sent to the winners.

The Endowment Chair leads the fund drive and Utah State University acts as fiduciary.

Contributor Recognition Program

Donor Benefits–All Levels:

  • Name recognition from lectern during Competition and Awards Ceremony
  • Name recognition in the Conference slideshow
  • Name and logo on Small Satellite website
  • Name recognition on the Small Satellite smart phone conference program app
  • 2 SmallSat exhibitor credits for all donations $500 and over

Individual Level: Up to $499

Bronze Level: $500

Silver Level: $1000

Gold Level: $2500

Benefactor Level: $5000*

* A representative from the Benefactor’s organization is invited to provide a short speech at the awards ceremony (no slides please), assist in presenting the student awards at the ceremony, and have reserved seating with conference dignitaries.

Monetary donations of any amount are appreciated!

To contribute by check

Payable to:

Utah State University

Non-profit ID#


Send to:

Small Satellite Conference
C/O Marianne Sidwell
1695 North Research Park Way
North Logan, UT 84341

Earn Exhibit Credits

  • Exhibit – 5 credits
  • Sponsor - 2 credits
  • Donate - 2 credits
  • Industry Party - 2 credits
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