Welcome to the Colorado Undergraduate Space Research Symposium

The Colorado Undergraduate Space Research Symposium is an opportunity for students to present their current research and ideas in the Space Industry.  This paper and presentation competition allows students to be published in an official conference proceedings as well as compete for cash prizes.  Students will also be able to compete for prizes in a poster and demonstration session.  College students are encouraged to interact with Colorado Aerospace companies during an informal Career Fair and during the demonstration session.  The CUSRS is organized by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium and we are growing this event every year to include more schools, more students and more industry.

The 2017 Coloardo Space Grant Space Research Symposium will be held on Saturday April 22nd, 2017

at the

Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC)


2016 Recap Space Research Symposium


 Key Information and Opportunities

  • Present at a Conference and bulk up your resume
  • Interact with Industry during an informal Career Fair
  • Show off your research and projectsIndividuals or teams can submit
  • Any undergraduate engineering or science research applicable to the space community is eligible
  • Write a paper and present or present your research during a poster and demonstration session


 Prize Categories and Amounts*:

  •  1 - Grand Prize (overall highest scoring paper+presentation score): $1,200
  •  3 - Session Prizes (highest scoring paper+presentation score in each session): $400/each
  •  1 - Top Poster (highest scoring poster overall): $400
  •  2 - People's Choice Posters (highest scoring poster/demo scored by  all attendees): $400/each * Cash prizes are awarded per team.  Teams of multiple students share single prize amount.


Important dates for the 2017 Symposium

3/09/2017    Abstracts Due

4/10/2017    Papers Due 7pm via Email and last opportunity to register for Poster/Demonstration participation

4/12/2017    Papers Selected and Presenters Notified

4/22/2017    Symposium Day!


CUSRS 2017 Agenda (Draft)

8:00am      Presenters, Demo/Posters, and Judge Check-in                  

9:00am    Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15am    Sessions A and B

11:45pm    Lunch

12:15pm    Keynote Speaker

1:30pm      Sessions C and D

3:20pm      Demonstration and Poster Session

4:50pm      Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks


 Important Links:

Symposium Papers

Symposium Submission Process

Symposium Rules

Symposium Sponsors

Seeking Symposium Sponsors

Using Power Point to Create a Poster

How to Effectively Design a Poster

Example of Poster by COSGC Team

Map to Symposium (updated when location is announced)

2016 Agenda (example from 2016)



2015 Colorado Undergraduate Space Research Symposium Recap


2015 COSGC Symposium Agenda


Pictures from the 2015 Symposium