Edited footage captured by a 360 camera on a payload built by students at Community College of Denver of the November 9th high altitude balloon flight of the COSGC DemoSat program: https://youtu.be/yd-E0EWADI0



Student Highlight

Brianne Treffner

Brianne Treffner

Brianne Treffner is a senior in Engineering Physics (B.S.) at Colorado School of Mines. She is currently project lead for the first-ever Colorado School of Mines Rocksat-X team. She is involved in many aerospace-related groups, including her role as the president of the CSM AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) chapter. Last summer she studied heliophysics during the Research Experience for Undergraduate program in Huntsville, AL, which is a partnership between NASA's Marshall Spaceflight Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. This past year she was awarded the Astronaut Scholarship which is awarded to extremely talented students studying in a STEM major. Brianne's next step is to continue at CSM in the Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, and she hopes to continue her aerospace track through working in industry and as a Ph.D. student. 



2021 - 2022 Wearables Quest

Register Your Wearables Quest Team HERE by January 15, 2022


The Quest is open to student teams at COSGC affiliate institutions. The purpose of the Quest is to introduce students to the vast world of wearable technology that is being used to solve challenges relating to engineering and research, health, operations, cosplay and a myriad of other fields and areas of interest.

Quest teams shall have their projects ready to demonstrate by April 11-15, 2022, for Final Project Review. They will be invited to participate in the Annual COSGC Symposium under the paper, poster or video category. Regardless of their participation in the Research Symposium, teams are required to submit a final video to show off their new piece of wearable technology and a final report by April 30, 2022. 

Wearables Quest 

Students are challenged to develop a wearable that incorporates a specific sensor into the design to solve an issue or problem. The problem students choose to solve with the wearable technology could be space related but doesn't have to be. Please use this template to help you develop your idea and project, and this will become your Final Report. Submit your report to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As always, please reach out with questions!

Wearables Quest Presentation & Awards

Presentations: Teams are encouraged to submit papers, posters and videos for the 2022 COSGC Symposium on April 23, 2022. 

Video Requirement: Each team shall make a 3-minute video addressing their design, which shall include

  • What their wearable is
  • What problem it solves
  • How it works
  • Think about an "Infomercial" - the video can be as creative as your team would like it to be (not necessarily a straight forward presentation).

Accolades:  Recognition based on team submissions will be acknowledged during the Symposium proceedings. Wearables Quest is not a competition, but a program designed to challenge and inspire students.    


Wearables Quest will have two sections this year - A year-long section that runs the 2021-2022 school year, and an accelerated section that just runs the Spring 2022 semester. 

Year-long Schedule:

Important Dates

September 17-18 COSGC Annual Meeting, design challenge made available to our member schools

October 9 Wearables Quest Intent to participate due 

Design Reviews:

October 25-29 Conceptual Design Review (CoDR) Week

February 7-11 Preliminary Design Review (PDR) Week

March 7-11 Critical Design Review (CDR) Week 

April 11-15 Final Project Review (FPR) Week 

April 30 Final Report and Video due

Accelerated Spring 2022 Schedule:

Important Dates

January 12 Wearables Intent to participate due

February 1-4 Project Kickoff 

Design Reviews:

February 7-11 Preliminary Design (PDR) Review Week

March 7-11 Critical Design Review (CDR) Week 

April 11-15 Final Project Review (FPR) Week

April 30 Final Report and Video due

Wearables Quest Examples



Wearables projects are EVERYWHERE. Here are a few of the ones that caught our attention. 

 Unstable Design Lab @ CU Boulder's ATLAS Institute: http://unstable.design/tag/smart-textiles/

A home for lots of innovative and camptivating projects, including smart textiles. 

Adafruit Wearables Projects: https://learn.adafruit.com/category/wearables

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Welcome to the Colorado Space Grant Consortium

Here you will find all you would like to know about our organization and our student programs. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact me directly.

The COSGC is funded by NASA and is a state-wide organization involving 21 colleges, universities and institutions around Colorado. Our organization provides Colorado students access to space through innovative courses, real-world hands-on telescope and satellite programs, and interactive outreach programs.

Our students interact with engineers and scientists from NASA and aerospace companies to develop, test, and fly new space technologies and to support our outreach and teaching programs.

We welcome all students and are always looking for way to enhance their experience through new interactions and collaborations with NASA, government agencies, and companies.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our site and I look forward to your involvement in our program.

Chris Koehler
Colorado Space Grant Consortium
University of Colorado at Boulder
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