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, students and industry.



The 2018 Symposium will be held on Saturday April 21st, 2018

 at the

Sustainability, Energy, and Enviroment Complex(SEEC)

on University of Colorado at Boulder East Campus

4001 Discover Drive, Boulder, CO 80309



 2017 Symposium Agenda  (Example for 2018)

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Pictures from the Symposium


Recognized Papers and Presentations



Papers and Presentations​

To be listed



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Recognized Technical Posters



 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
  •  1 - Top Poster (highest scoring poster overall): $500
  •  2 - People's Choice Posters (highest scoring poster/demo scored by  all attendees): $500/each * Cash prizes are awarded per team.  Teams of multiple students share single prize amount.


Important dates for the 2018 Symposium

3/09/2018    Abstracts Due

4/10/2018    Papers Due 7am via Email and last opportunity to register for Poster/Demonstration participation

4/12/2018    Papers Selected and Presenters Notified

4/19/2018    Digital copy of posters Due.

4/21/2018    Symposium Day!


CUSRS 2018 Agenda

8:00am      Presenters, Demo/Posters, and Judge Check-in                  

9:00am      Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15am      Sessions A and B

11:45pm    Lunch

12:15pm    Keynote Speaker

1:30pm      Sessions C and D

3:20pm      Demonstration and Poster Session

4:50pm      Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks


Important Links:

Symposium Papers

Symposium Submission Process

Symposium Paper Rules

Symposium Poster/Demo 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