The 2020 COSGC Undergraduate Space Research Symposium

was held on Saturday, April 18th, 2020, and was fully online.

 

 

Full Agenda

AgendaPreview

 

Videos Submissions Page 

This was the first year we had a creative video category other than the required Wearables Quest videos. Please follow the link above to see the amazing videos COSGC students made about their projects. 

 

Paper Session Winners

GRAND PRIZE Constructing an Accessible Low-Budget Detection Biosensor, Bryn Loftness, Colorado Mesa University [Sponsored by University of Colorado Boulder (CU) College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS)]

Session A. Joining Antarctica’s Next Generation of Explorers, Skylar Edwards, University of Colorado Boulder [Sponsored by Red Canyon Engineering and Software]

Session B. Solar Balloon Satellite, Emma Hix, Cristy Street, Katie Gerhard, Trinidad State Junior College [Sponsored by COSGC Alumnus Christy Predaina]

Session C. Development of a Non-invasive Cortisol Sensor, Natalie Alvarado, Quinn Beato, Hannah Blanchsky, Zoe Bloomfield, Brenna Curvey, Anthony Nguyen, Trey Venners, University of Colorado Boulder [Sponsored by Space Dynamics Laboratory]

Session D. Muon Detector Onboard an Experimental Sounding Rocket, Dannell Lazcano, Susan Ossareh, Nicole Kindred, Caitlin Robinson, Colorado State University [Sponsored by Amergint Technologies]

 

Poster Session Winners

GRAND PRIZE You Can't Hit What You Can't See: Deorbiting Small Scale Space Debris using Non-contact Methods,  Kaylee Cuyler, Colorado School of Mines [Sponsored by the CU Space Minor]

Session A. Viability Testing for Serratia marcescens in Space, Tiffany A. Lovett, Red Rocks Community College, [Sponsored by CU CEAS]

Session B. Double-Sided Linear Induction Propulsion and Passive Magnetic Suspension Optimization Using Finite Element Analysis, Gavin LaFlower, Alondra Hauser, Aidan Westbrook, University of Colorado Colorado Springs [Sponsored by Ball Aerospace]

Session C. The Spicy Boy Rover: Designing an Autonomous Robot, Heather Monteson, Katy Luttrell, Ayah Baydoun, Guadalupe Alvarez, Front Range Community College [Sponsored by Urban Sky]

Session D. Affordable Application of Rocker-Bogie Suspension,  Matt Collard, Isaac Brooks, Stephen Rencher, Miguel Guerrero, Colorado State University [Sponsored by COSGC Alumnus Bill Irelan]

 

 

People’s Choice Videos [All sponsored by COSGC Alumnus Jason Baugher] 

Top scorer: Depth Perception Buddy, Daiana Bilbao, Vanessa Montoya, Melanie Blake (Colorado State University)

Runner ups:

  • Franklin Robot, Melissa Marshall & Anusorn Kiattanaphon (Arapahoe Community College)
  • Upside Down, Brian White, Crystal Gonzalez, Guinevere Running Wolf, Wassim El Halabi (Community College of Aurora)
  • NITE Rover, Xian Sanchez, Caleb Williamson, David Hadaway, Zach Tully, Tony Arant, Andrew Tieszen (Trinidad State Junior College)
  • Cortisol Sensor, Natalie Alvarado, Zoe Bloomfield, Hannah Blanchsky (University of Colorado Boulder)

 

 

 

 

Paper Sessions 

 

Paper Session A

Paper Title Links
Constructing an Accessible Low-Budget Stress Detection Biosensor - B.Loftness (CMU)

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Ultraviolet - W.Brokaw, A.Fechner, M.Hanson, J.Rutt, T.Schmidt (PPCC)                                                

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Joining Antarctica's Next Generation of Engineers - S.Edwards (CU)

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Lessons from an Autonomous Rover - A.Kiattanaphon, M.Marshall, C.Elfering (ACC)   

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Paper Session B

Paper Title Links
 Tiny Virtual Reality Space Experience (Tiny VRSE) - T.Lovett (RRCC)

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The Effects of UV Radiation on Antibiotic Resistance and the DNA of e.Coli - A.Caldwell, D.Albin, S.Lusk (CSU)                                                            

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Atmospheric VOC, Ozone, and Particulate Concentrations In Colorado - J.Craft, T.Dow, V.Van De Mark, D.J.Richardson (FRCC)

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Solar Balloon Satellite - E.Hix, C.Street, K.Gerhard (TSJC)

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Paper Session C

Paper Title Links
Development of a Non-Invasive Cortisol Sensor - N.Alvarado, Q.Beato, H.Blanchsky, Z.Bloomfield, B.Curvey, A.Nguyen, T.Venners (CU)

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 The Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone - T.Schoeman, H.Galimanis, N.Kerley, N.Drewno, C.Billings, L.Daniels (CU)                                                       

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CSU Senior Design Project: NASA Lunabotics Competition - B.Classick, M.Deal, J.Lee, Z.Scott, J.Sheradin, R.Stansbury (CSU)

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Aegis Planetary Suit Simulator - O.Filkoski, R.Gipe, A.Haugland, D.Muse, M.Senavinin, J.Weber (CU)

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Paper Session D

Paper Title Links
Muon Detector Onboard an Experimental Sounding Rocket - D.Lazcano, S.Ossareh, N.Kindred, C.Robinson (CSU)

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Strain Energy Deployment: Designing a Passive System - A.Schefer (CU)                                              

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Operation DUSTER: (Debris Under Size 1 cm Trajectory Edit for Removal): RockSat-X Project for Small Space Debris Remediation - N.Bernuy, N Geschwentner, B.Jesteadt, G.Stevenson, A.Strange, B.Treffner (CSM)

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VRSE: Virtual Reality Space Experience - C.Christenson, N.Clapp, M.Grove, F.Liufau, T.Lovett, S.Madison, C.Quezada, M.Spiegleman, S. Walters-Dorchak - (ACC, RRCC)

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Poster Sessions 

Poster Session A

Paper Title Links
 Implementation of Human-like Postural Corrections in a Control System

Poster 

 CU Robotics Team                                                                                                   

Poster 

 Viability Testing for Serratia marcescens in Space

Poster 

 Team Garlic?          

Poster 

 “Payload to Ground, Can You Read Me? Over” Transmitting Images from Apogee to Ground           

Poster 

 The Effect of Upper Atmosphere Conditions on Pea Plant Sprouts       

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Poster Session B

 You Can't Hit What You Can't See: Deorbiting Small Scale Space Debris using

 Non-contact Methods

Poster

 Autonomous Tank                                                                         

Poster

 The Fingerboard: Easy Communications At The Touch Of A Finger                 

Poster

 Determining Quasar Galaxy Morphologies Using GALFIT

Poster

 Over-N-Over Rovers

Poster

 Design of a Steerable Parachute System for High Altitude Balloon Payload Recovery

Poster

 Double-Sided Linear Induction Propulsion and Passive Magnetic Suspension Optimization 

 Using Finite Element Analysis

Poster

 

Poster Session C

 Designing a Small Subsonic Wind Tunnel

Poster 

 The Depth Perception Buddy                                                   

Poster 

 More Space Needed: Increasing Payload Experiment Workspace by Boom Extensions                     

Poster 

 The Spicy Boy Rover: Designing an Autonomous Robot

Poster 

 Urethane Vs Cosmic Rays

Poster 

 Scrooge Rover

Poster 

 STudent Energetic Activity Module (STEAM)

Poster 

 

Poster Session D

Pueblo Chile Seeds and the Effects of Exposure to Radiation in the Stratosphere

Poster 

 N.I.T.E.- Navigating Independent Terrain Explorer                                                                    

Poster

 System of communication for future space and emergency failure.

Poster 

 Examining Human Unipedal Quiet Stance: Temporal Correlations in the Jerk Record                       

Poster 

 Servo-Controlled Hexapod Robot  

Poster 

 Affordable Application of Rocker-Bogie Suspension 

Poster 

VRSE: Virtual Reality Space Experience Poster