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.



2016 Symposium will be on Saturday April 23rd, 2016

Discovery Learning Center, CU Boulder Campus



 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): $1,000
  •  3 - Session Prizes (highest scoring paper+presentation score in each session): $300/each
  •  1 - Top Poster (highest scoring poster overall): $300
  •  2 - People's Choice Posters (highest scoring poster/demo scored by  all attendees): $300/each * Cash prizes are awarded per team.  Teams of multiple students share single prize amount.



Important dates for the 2016 Symposium

3/09/2016    Abstracts Due

4/07/2016    Papers Due 7am via Email and last opportunity to register for Poster/Demonstration participation

4/09/2016    Papers Selected and Presenters Notified

4/18/2016    Presentations Due by 9:00am on USB Drive. PDF or MS PowerPoint.

4/23/2016    Symposium official start 9:30am


CUSRS 2016 Agenda (Draft)

8:30am      Presenters, Demo/Posters, and Judge Check-in (Atrium)                   

9:30am    Welcome and Opening Remarks (Atrium)

9:45am    Sessions A and B (1B70 & 1B50)

12:15pm    Lunch (Atrium)

12:45pm    Keynote Speaker (1B70)

2:00pm      Sessions C and D (1B70 & 1B50)

3:50pm      Demonstration and Poster Session (Atrium)

4:45pm      Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks (1B70)


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



Parking Information:

Parking will be free in Lot 436 (RG Lot) during the Symposium

2015 Colorado Undergraduate Space Research Symposium Recap


2015 COSGC Symposium Agenda


Pictures from the 2015 Symposium