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Welcome to the Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum
CSURF is a collaborative venture designed to highlight the research and creative works of undergraduates from Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado College, the United States Air Force Academy, and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Each year the conference rotates between these institutions. The United States Air Force Academy will host CSURF 2021.
The College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS) at UCCS developed this research forum in 2003 and has continued to foster and cultivate the collaboration between the four institutions and their undergraduate students.
The event was sadly cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is back this year for a virtual conference to be hosted April 24th of 2021! Presenters will have the option of several presentation formats including a traditional talk (~15-20mins), a shorter "poster-style" talk (~10mins), and options for special recordings for those with creative visual and performing arts presentations. All live talks will take place via Zoom and recordings will be made available for on-demand viewing.
The Dean and faculty of LAS are honored to include the CSURF program as part of the Peak Learning Experiences program - designed to provide experiential learning opportunities for every student, in every major of our college.
CSURF 2021 Schedule
The schedule is now available for this year's virtual CSURF conference! We have an amazing lineup of presentations from undergraduate students that are doing incredible work with their faculty mentors right here in Colorado Springs!
Don't forget to join us for the CSURF 2021 Kick Off Meeting! Please join us with this Teams link at 8:45am for opening remarks from USAFA's Associate Dean For Research, Col Chris McClernon. All CSURF Presenters are expected to attend
A full lineup of presentations and Zoom links can be found here at the CSURF 2021 Schedule. We look forward to seeing you!
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Registration is NOW OPEN!
Student presenters and guests can access the registration portals at the bottom of this page!
Important: Students presenting at CSURF must complete their registration by April 5th at 11:59pm!
CSURF Goes Virtual!
Dear CSURF attendees and student presenters,
We are excited for this year's virtual CSURF conference that will take place on Saturday April 24th, 2021!
Due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSURF Committee has chosen to offer this event in a virtual format to ensure everyone's safety and to make the event as accessible as possible.
Presenters will have the option of several presentation formats including a traditional talk (~15-20 mins), a shorter "poster-style" talk (~10 mins), and options for special recordings for those with creative visual and performing arts presentations. All live talks will take place via Zoom and recordings will be made available for on-demand viewing.
We look forward to seeing all of the great work our students are doing here in Colorado Springs!
Thank You to Our 2020/21 CSURF Committee Members!
|Maj Levi Barnett||Margie Oldham||Dr. Baran German||Glenn Rohlfing|
|Rick Rogers||Dr. Andrew Klocko||Dr. Patricia Purdue|
|Sean Tucker||Jennifer Poe||Dr. Timothy Fuller|
|Rachel Britton||Susan Vandagriff||Lisa Schwartz|
|Amy Berg||Dr. Lynn Vidler|
Mr. Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, will be giving the Keynote Address at 12pm on April 24th. You can read more about Mr. Bruno's career here and join him for the Keynote Address at this Teams link!
The United States Air Force Academy will host the 17th Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Stay tuned for more information on registration, events, tours, etc.
Stay tuned for information on:
Registration (Opens January 11th)
Schedule of Events
Individual Zoom links for presentations
Book of Abstracts
Our Keynote Speaker will be announced in February!