2021 Mars University Symposium
The Mars University Symposium (MUS) is an interactive virtual webinar that unites 15-20 researchers to present leading systems and methods that hold great potential to help make life multiplanetary and to sustain life during the first 5-10 years of settlement. The four hour annual online conference from 1-4pm EDT on Saturday, September 11 is remote and free to participate and attend.
Symposium is dedicated to the development of R&D to enable life and machines to flourish in habitable biospheres on planet Mars. Alumni, faculty, researchers, partners and the global space community are encouraged to join and present their research and developments. MUS hosts presentations from leaders pioneering R&D for the organisms, hardware, and materials on the Martian surface.
Call for Abstracts and Papers
Submit an abstract for a presentation or research paper that you would like to present at the MarsU 2021 Symposium. Abstract deadline is 11:59 pm EDT on July 16, 2021. Each live or prerecorded presentation will be followed by a 5-min live Q&A period. Presentations and papers will be considered for publication in the Mars University 2021 Research Journal.
Space Settlement Technologies and Systems
Architecture and Settlement Design
Space Resources, ISRU, Manufacturing
Life sciences, Biology, Bioengineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Robotics, Automation, Logistics
MarsU Symposium 2021 Co-Author Schedule
Leading presentations on systems and early to mid-stage concepts that holds the most potential to make life multiplanetary will be awarded scholarship or tuition discount based on democratic vote from registered attendees. Up to five coauthors or collaborators on one presenting team will be eligible to each receive a $500 scholarship to participate in MarsU courses and Programs. Submissions and presentations will be evaluated based on the need, benefit to society, novelty, and potential impact.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Kolemann Lutz, Symposium Organizer, at .