Welcome to the Colorado Undergraduate Space Research Symposium

The Colorado Undergraduate Space Research Symposium is an opportunity for COSGC students to present their current research and projects.  This paper and presentation competition allows students to be published in official conference proceedings as well as compete for cash prizes.  Students are able to compete for prizes in paper, poster, video, and demonstration sessions.  Students are encouraged to interact with Colorado Aerospace industry representatives throughout the day. 

Official 2021 Symposium Proceedings



The 2021 Symposium is Saturday, April 17, 2021 - ONLINE!! 

Proceedings will be published online by May 1, 2021 - including all posters, papers, videos, and presentations

Practice Session Sign Up Please sign up for a practice session slot. This will allow us to make sure your video and microphone set-up works, that your slides are readable,  and that you will be prepared to give a talk. This will also give you the ability to practice presenting remotely with other people in your group - it can be a real challenge!  

Important dates for the 2021 Symposium 

March 20, 2021   Abstracts Due (Required for ALL submissions)

April 7, 2021        Papers & Posters Due by midnight 

April 10, 2021      Papers Selected and Presenters Notified

April 14, 2021      Link to Videos due by midnight.

April 16, 2021      Presentation slides due by 2pm

April 17, 2021      Symposium Day!





Helpful Links for Students (Coming Soon):
  Submit an Abstract
  Symposium Paper Rules & Submission Details
  Symposium Poster Rules & Submission Details
  Submit a Video Link

 Submission Resources:

 Tips on Writing an Abstract

 Tips for a Professional Presentation

 Effective Poster How-To

 Example of Poster by COSGC Team


 Prize Categories and Amounts*:

  •  Grand Prize (overall highest scoring paper+presentation score): $1,500
  •  Paper Session Prizes (highest scoring paper+presentation score in each session): $500/each
  •  Poster Session Top Score (highest scoring poster overall): $1,000
  •  Top Posters (highest scoring poster each category): $500/each
  •  Creative Video People's Choice Awards: $500/each

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