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.




Pictures from the 2014 Symposium

 Present at a Conference and bulk up your resume

  • Interact with Industry during an informal Career Fair
  • Show off your research and projects
  • Individuals 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


2015 Colorado Undergraduate Space Research Symposium

2015 Symposium will be on Saturday April 18th, 2015.
Discovery Learning Center, CU Boulder Campus

Parking will be free in Lot 436 during the Symposium Map

 Important dates for the 2015 Symposium

3/09/2015    Abstracts Due
4/07/2015    Papers Due 7am via Email and last opportunity to register for Poster/Demonstration participation
4/09/2015    Papers Selected and Presenters Notified
4/18/2015    Presentations Due by 9:15am on USB Drive. PDF or MS PowerPoint.
4/18/2015    Symposium official start 10:00am

CUSRS 2015 Agenda (Draft)

9:00am      Presenters, Demo/Posters, and Judge Check-in (Atrium)                   

 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.

10:00am    Welcome and Opening Remarks (1B70)
10:20am    Sessions A and B (1B70 & 1B50)
12:00pm    Lunch (Atrium)
12:30pm    Keynote Speaker (1B70)
1:20pm      Sessions C and D (1B70 & 1B50)
3:00pm      Demonstration and Poster Session (1B70 and Atrium)
3:30pm      Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks (1B70)

Poster and Demos are encouraged to be set up in the morning and students are can talk to participants about their topic during free opportunities during the Symposium.  The best posters and demonstrations will be recognized after the formal Poster and Demonstration session at 3:30.


Important Links:

Symposium Papers from 2014

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

2013 Papers and Presentations


Previous papers and presentations are currently posted on the Symposium Papers page.