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 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 - ONLINE!!

Click here for Day-of Resources

Event updates will be communicated with all authors, judges, and faculty mentors accordingly via email.
Contact Bernadette with questions! ( bgarciaATcolorado.edu )

Proceedings will be published online by May 1, 2020 - including all posters, papers, 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 2020 Symposium 

3/20/2020    Paper AND Poster Abstracts Due (EXTENDED!)

4/7/2020      Papers AND Posters Due by midnight 

4/10/2020    Papers Selected and Presenters Notified

4/15/2020    Link to 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

 Tips for a Professional Presentation

 Effective Poster How-To

 Example of Poster by COSGC Team


 Prize Categories and Amounts*:

  •  1 - Grand Prize (overall highest scoring paper+presentation score): $1,500
  •  3 - Paper Session Prizes (highest scoring paper+presentation score in each session): $500/each
  •  1 - Poster Session Top Score (highest scoring poster overall): $1000
  •  3 - Top Posters (highest scoring poster each session): $500/each
  •  2 - Creative Video People's Choice Awards: $250/each

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