The 2021 COSGC Undergraduate Space Research Symposium

was held on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 as an online event.

 

Event Agenda

 Paper Session Winners

GRAND PRIZE A Diabetic Retinopathy Model for the Automated Detection of Eye Disease in Astronaut Retinal Images - Sydney Alderfer, Colorado State University [Sponsored by COSGC Alumnus, Jason Baugher]    PAPER  |  SLIDES

Session A. BACON: Beacon All-terrain Communicating Operational Navigator - Sarah (Sally) Jane Ruybàlid, Caleb Williamson, and Team BACON, Trinidad State Junior College [Sponsored by COSGC Alumnus, Jason Baugher]      PAPER  |  SLIDES

Session B. Development of Novel Research Platform for External Suborbital Video Capture - Stacie Barbarick, Cassidy Bliss, Andrew Bruckbauer, Anton Vandenberge, Arapahoe Community College and Red Rocks Community College  [Sponsored by COSGC Alumnus Christy Predaina]     PAPER  |  SLIDES

Session C. Evaluation of Shock Wave Effects on Supersonic Nose Cone Geometries - Tomas Marshall and Rebecca Zulch, Colorado State University [Sponsored by COSGC Alumnus, Jesse Austin]     PAPER  |  SLIDES

Poster Session Winners

GRAND PRIZE Student Thermal Energetic Activity Module (STEAM) - Ahmed Adam, Cassidy Bliss, Sam Diaz, Skylar Edwards, Rebecca Gipe, Mary Hanson, Aaron Pickens, University of Colorado Boulder [Sponsored by COSGC Alumnus, Jason Baugher]    

Category: Balloon Payload  Liftoff to Luminescence: The Effects of High Altitude and UV Radiation on Armillaria Mellea - Ananya Shrestha, Damon Marquand, Daniel Guerrero, Karolek Suchocki, Front Range Community College [Sponsored by University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences] 

Category: Autonomous Robotics  Rovee: Autonomous Slope Detection and Navigation - Rosalie Hughes, Mike Trujillo, Natalie Smith, Elena Tran, William Hellems-Moody, Front Range Community College [Sponsored by COSGC Alumnus, David Ferguson]    

Category: Wearable Technology B.O.L.T.: Burst Oracle Lightning Tracker - Everett Allen and Joshua Bressan, Trinidad State Junior College [COSGC Alumnus, David Ferguson]   

Category: Other Research I Design of Steerable Parachute System for High Altitude Balloon Payload Recovery - K.Rick, S.Walthall, M.Miller, M.Kitay, E.Bauer, A.Gopalan, S.Antal, University of Colorado Boulder [Sponsored by Ball Aerospace]   

Category: Other Research II Prevalence of Radio Emission in LoBALs Showing Disturbed Morphologies in the Optical - Maya Davidson, University of Northern Colorado [Sponsored by Red Canyon Engineering & Software]   

People’s Choice Videos     2021 Videos Page

Top scorer: TSJC Robotics 2021, Trinidad State Junior College [Sponsored by the University of Colorado Space Minor]

Runner up: The Shareable Wearable, Matt Aragon, Pueblo Community College [Sponsored by University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Science]

Paper Sessions 

 Paper Session A

Paper Title Links
   WolfSat Fenrir: Atmospheric Quality  - W.Paulson, E.Lepisto, T.Dow (FRCC)

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    The Speed and Intensity of Sound and Light Versus Altitude - R.Bower, C.Emery, J.Lonsky (PPCC) 

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    Concentrations of Particulate Matter at High Altitudes - A.Linz  (RRCC)

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    BACON: Beacon All-terrain Communication Operational Navigator - S.Ruybálid, C.Williamson (TSJC)   

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Paper Session B

Paper Title Links
    Exploring the Red Giant Blind - J.Raffa (CSU)

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   A Diabetic Retinopathy Model for the Automated Detection of Eye Disease in Astronaut Retinal Images    S.Alderfer (CSU)                                                          

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   CSU Senior Design Project: NASA Lunabotics Competition - J.Jacobson, L.Pollicita, C.Worrell (CSU)

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   Development of a Novel Research Platform for External Suborbital Video Capture - S.Barbarick,            C.Bliss, A.Bruckbauer, A.Vandenberge (ACC/RRCC)

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Paper Session C

Paper Title Links
  Stability insights into an archaea membrane modeled under Enceladus conditions - K.Fieseler (CSU)

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  Evaluation of Shock Wave Effects on Supersonic Nose Cone Geometries - T.Marshall and R.Zulch (CSU)

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   Precipitation Predictions Using Machine Learning - M.Guerrero and S.Lusk

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   High Altitude Balloon Simulation Project - H.Liu

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Poster Sessions 

Poster Session A

Poster Title Links
   DemoSat Kit Payload with Experimental Insulation - T.Seeley (CCA)

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   Prevalence of Radio Emission in LoBALs Showing Disturbed Morphologies in the Optical - M.Davidson (UNC)  

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   GLEE: The Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone - H.Galimanis, N.Kerley, J.Claxton, J.Sheeran, J.W.Johnson

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    Rovee: Autonomous Slope Detection and Navigation - R.Hughes, M.Trujillo, N.Smith, E.Tran, W.Hellems-   Moody (FRCC)        

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Poster Session B

Poster Title Links
   Liftoff to Luminescence: The Effects of High Altitude and UV Radiation on Armillaria Mellea - A.Shrestha, D.Marquand, D.Guerrero, K.Suchocki (FRCC)

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   Testing the Efficiency of Novel Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells in the Stratosphere - C.Collier-Zans, B.Lee, A.Poland, I.Seedorf (ACC)

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   Design of Steerable Parachute System for High Altitude Balloon Payload Recovery - K.Rick, S.Walthall, M.Miller, M.Kitay, E.Bauer, A.Gopalan, S.Antal (CU)

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   Automated and Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS) - Z.Winemiller, S. Inman, B.Russell (CMU)  

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Poster Session C

Poster Title Links
   ChemSat Balloon Payload Structure - J.Frimml, A.Hennigan, K.Melton (ACC)

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   Feasibility of a DSLIM Transport Network - C.Knight, I.Remington, J.Vargas, A.Westbrook (UCCS)

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   Student Thermal Energetic Activity Module (STEAM) - A.Adam, C.Bliss, S.Diaz, S.Edwards, R.Gipe, M.Hanson, A.Pickens (CU)

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   B.O.L.T. Burst Oracle Lightning Tracker - E.Allen and J.Bressan (TSJC)

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