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Five University Teams Prepare to Liftoff with NASA’s Student Payload Opportunity With Citizen Science

NASA | Apr 27 2021 | By Sarah B. Smith

For the past year, students from five universities across the United States have been working to ready payloads for launch in late 2021 as a part of Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS).....Read More

Columbia Space Initiative Selected to Send Payload to Space Station

Columbia Engineering Magazine | Jan 12 2021 | By Jane Sims

Columbia Engineering is proud to announce that the Columbia Space Initiative (CSI) student club will send a payload to the International Space Station (ISS) this year, as one of five teams selected nationwide to participate in the NASA STEM on Station initiative.....Read More

Ideas Taking Flight

Columbia Engineering Magazine | Apr 18 2018 | By Jesse Adams

One breezy Saturday in late January, John Pederson '19SEAS and Lily Zhao '19SEAS met up with friends from the Columbia Space Initiative (CSI) and the Society of Women Engineers for a special mission. Their objective: to set aloft a giant black balloon....Read More

Columbians Reach for the Final Frontier

Columbia Engineering Magazine | Apr 13 2018 | By Jesse Adams

In just five semesters since launching the Columbia Space Initiative, students have invented futuristic technologies, won NASA competitions, and sent craft up to the stratosphere, all to help humanity explore the cosmos....Read More

ClubHop: Columbia Space Initiative

Columbia Bwog | Mar 09 2018 | By Alex Tang

Once thought impossible, space exploration is a definite reality of our present time, with initiatives such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX (goal to settle Mars) and NASA’s ongoing investigations into life outside of Earth. Columbia Space Initiative represents an eclectic group of individuals....Read More

Columbia Space Initiative Team Wins NASA Advanced Air Vehicles Challenge

Columbia Engineering Magazine | Sep 11 2017 | By Jesse Adams

A multidisciplinary team from the Columbia Space Initiative took first place at NASA’s Langley Advanced Air Vehicles Challenge with their design of a sleek and sustainable type of plane. Called the Gryphon, their aircraft incorporates a highly aerodynamic....Read More

Team Space: Columbia Space Initiative Takes Engineering to Extreme New Places

Columbia Engineering Magazine | Jun 21 2017 | By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry

Columbia Space Initiative (CSI), one of Columbia’s newest student clubs dedicated to all things space and space tech, is less than a year old, but it’s already seen success: The group presented a design for an asteroid anchor at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and competed....Read More

Columbia's cosmos: CU in Space exhibits student projects that intersect art and astronomy

Columbia Spectator | Apr 9 2017 | By Baily Nordin

The gray stone walls of Lerner Hall’s Broadway Room are not always lined with astrophotography and meter-wide scientific reports on the properties of dark matter. But at last Friday evening’s 'CU in Space' exhibition....Read More