2015 Symposium Papers

The Colorado Undergraduate Space Research Symposium is an opportunity for students to present their current research and ideas in space related fields to their peers, industry and academia.  Four schools from around Colorado submitted papers this year and presented their research during the Symposium.  Teams and individuals, freshman through seniors, have researched a variety of topics and presented their research or practical engineering projects.

  • Paper - Technical Content, Scientific Merit and Originality (45%)
  • Paper - Practical Application (15%)
  • Paper - Clarity of Writing (10%)
  • Presentation - Visual and Oral presentation and response to questions (30%)

Judging Form

2015 Papers and Presentations

Session A:

 01_CUSRS

 Observation of Cosmic Rays at Varying Altitudes

 Presentation
 02_CUSRS

 Versatile Radiation Shielding

 Presentation
 03_CUSRS

 High Altitude Cosmic Ray Detection

 Presentation 
 04_CUSRS

 Melanin as an Independent Barrier

 Presentation 

 05_CUSRS

 Blocking Radiation in the Upper Atmosphere

 Presentation 

 06_CUSRS

 CSU Balloon Payload

 Presentation 

Session B:

 07_CUSRS

 Open-Path Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy

 Presentation
 08_CUSRS  Implementation of Solar Tracking on a  High Altitude Balloon Platform  Presentation 
 09_CUSRS

 Volumetric Efficient Cold Gas CubeSat Propulsion

 Presentation 
 10_CUSRS  Designing Power Systems for Mission Success  Presentation 

 11_CUSRS

 PolarCube:A Student Led CubeSat Mission

 Presentation 

 12_CUSRS

 Development of an Experimental Hybrid Rocket  Presentation 

Session C:

 13_CUSRS

 More Applied Random Knowledge Rover

 Presentation
 14_CUSRS

 Automation of a Sabatier Reaction

 Presentation 
 15_CUSRS  Wild Tupper 2 Rover  Presentation 
 16_CUSRS  Goal Oriented Risk Mitigating Autonomous Behavior for Extraterrestrial Rovers  Presentation 
 17_CUSRS

 Beacon Electronic Kinect Explorer

 Presentation 

Session D:

 18_CUSRS  Microgravity Material Science Experiment on Aluminum-Indium Compounds
 19_CUSRS  Atmospheric Data Collection and Transmission via High Altitude Weather Balloon
 20_CUSRS  Solar Cell Efficiency in the Upper Atmosphere
 Presentation 
 21_CUSRS

 TSJC 2015 Balloon Payload

 Presentation 
 22_CUSRS  Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons  Presentation 
 23_CUSRS  Stratospheric Microbe Bacteria Accululator  Presentation