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 2020 Symposium is Saturday April 18, 2020

 at the

Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex(SEEC)

on University of Colorado at Boulder East Campus

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

 2019 Event Page   *   2020 Event Sponsors

 2020 AGENDA (TBD)

 Planning to present or attend as an audience member? EVERYONE planning on attending should register. 


Important dates for the 2020 Symposium 

3/13/2020    Paper AND Poster Abstracts Due

4/7/2020      Papers AND Posters Due by midnight 

4/10/2020    Papers Selected and Presenters Notified

4/15/2020    Link to Wearables Videos due by midnight.

4/18/2020   Symposium Day!

Helpful Links for Students:

Symposium Submission Process

Symposium Paper Rules

Symposium Poster/Demo Rules

Submission Resources:

Tips on Writing an Abstract

Effective Poster How-To

Example of Poster by COSGC Team

2020 Agenda: TBD




 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
  •  1 - Paper Session Prizes (highest scoring paper+presentation score in each session): $500/each
  •  1 - Paper Session Top Score (highest scoring poster overall): $1000
  •  3 - Top Posters (highest scoring poster each session): $500/each

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