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 projects.  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.  Students are encouraged to interact with Colorado Aerospace industry representatives throughout the day. 

The 2019 Symposium is Saturday April 20, 2018

 at the

Sustainability, Energy, and Enviroment Complex(SEEC)

on University of Colorado at Boulder East Campus

4001 Discover Drive, Boulder, CO 80309
(parking map) 

 2018 Event Page   *   2018 Event Sponsors

Important dates for the 2019 Symposium

3/10/2019    Abstracts Due

4/9/2019      Papers Due by midnight via Email

4/9/2019      Last opportunity to register for Poster/Demonstration Session   

4/12/2019    Papers Selected and Presenters Notified

4/18/2019    Digital copy of posters Due.

4/20/2019    Symposium Day!

Helpful Links for Students:

Symposium Submission Process

Symposium Paper Rules

Symposium Poster/Demo Rules

Using Power Point to Create a Poster

How to Effectively Design a Poster

Another Effective Poster How-To

Example of Poster by COSGC Team


 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): $1,500
  •  3 - Session Prizes (highest scoring paper+presentation score in each session): $500/each
  •  2 - Top Posters (highest scoring poster overall): $500/each

* Cash prizes are awarded per team.  Teams of multiple students share single prize amount.