Symposium Paper Rules

(click here for poster rules)

Submit your paper here


You must use this Template in order to be considered for awards.



Registration is required for all presenters. Register HERE. Each presenter should register individually. Guests (friends/family) are welcome. Guests must register too.



The paper is limited to 20 pages (8.5" x 11") not including figures tables and graphs that appear in the appendix.  

          • Margins must be a minimum of one inch (1") on all sides, not including headers, footnotes and page numbers.  
          • The paper must be typed in 10-point font or larger.
          • Each page should be numbered at the bottom
          • The first page must include the title of the paper, full names of all authors, the name of the college or university and the student's faculty advisor's name.
          • See the additional guidelines below.



The day-of oral presentation will be 15 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for a "questions and answers" period. 



Teams of up to 6 undergraduate students will be accepted for each presentation.  If your team is greater than 6 AND there are more than 6 authors, contact Bernadette to discuss alternatives. Please document all references used in the paper. 



          • You must use the template provided.
          • The final file submitted shall be PDF. 
          • The final submitted pdf file name must include PaperTitle_institution.pdf [example: CapturingStratosphericBactera_WSCU.pdf]



Any undergraduate engineering or science research paper/presentation will be accepted provided it ties into the space community or earth-based research aligned with NASA missions and goals.  Sessions will be defined depending on the number and areas of the papers submitted.



Any project or student associated with a Colorado Space Grant program is eligible.  Only ONE non-Space Grant project or group may submit from each of the member schools on a first come first serve basis. All authors must work with Undergraduate students;  faculty and graduate student advisers are encouraged to support the authors and their research.


Click here for Judging Criteria