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2022 Mars University Symposium

The Mars University Symposium (MUS) is an interactive virtual conference that unites  researchers and leaders to present early to mid stage ideas, systems, and methods that hold great potential to make life multiplanetary and to help sustain a human presence during the first 1-2 years of settlement. The four hour annual event from 12-4 pm EDT on Saturday, August 20, 2022 is remote and free to participate and attend.

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 to advance systems, hardware, organisms, models, and materials to become multiplanetary.







Call for Abstracts and Papers

Submit an abstract for a presentation or research paper that you would like to present at the MarsU 2022 Symposium. Abstract deadline is 11:59 pm on Sunday August 7, 2022.  Each live 10 to 15-minute presentation will be followed by a 5-min live Q&A period. Presentations are uploaded to the MarsU Youtube Channel and papers will be considered for publication in the Multiplanet Research Journal.

Abstract/Paper Topics
Settlement Technologies and Systems
Architecture and Settlement Design
Space Resources, ISRU, Manufacturing
Life sciences, Biology, Bioengineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Robotics, Automation, Logistics

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 with $1,000 Scholarship for Main Author or presenter. Presentations during the Symposium from coauthors must be original and novel work. Submissions and presentations will be evaluated based on the need, benefit to society, novelty, and potential impact.


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