Poster Competition

Poster Competition

Welcome to our Poster Session! Here you can browse snapshots of posters and access links to the full interactive posters as well as video recordings and zoom links to the presenters.

Important Note: Presenters will only be available from 2:15-2:45 pm EDT on Friday, April 23rd to discuss their posters. Judges will deliberate between 2:45-2:55 pm.

At 2:55 pm EDT, please re-enter the main zoom hall through the button below. At this time, the winners will be announced for each poster category.


The competition will award prizes to posters by current student posters in the amount of $1000 each, and honorable mentions to other posters in 3 categories: Best Commercial Potential, Most Innovative, and Highest Scientific Merit. to discuss their posters. 



Steve Fujikawa, Entrepreneur, Founder Adcole Maryland Aerospace, LLC

Dmitry Savransky, Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Adam Maher (BS MAE ’06, MEng ’07), Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ursa Space Systems Inc.

David Erickson, S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Jordana Blacksberg, Program Manager, Strategic University Research Partnership (SURP), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Jonathan Lunine, David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences, Chair, Department of Astronomy




Winner: Charlie Robinson et al

Honorable Mention: Filipe Periera


Winner: Joshua Umanksy-Castro

Honorable Mention: Tim Pavlick


Winner: Stella Ocker

Honorable Mention: Megan Barrington


Field Emission Propulsion Systems in Regions of Strong Magnetic Fields

Presenter: Liam Alexis (Cornell University)

Authors: Alain Alarco, Liam Alexis, Stefan Bell, Elaine Petro

Geomorphologic Evolution of Comet 67P-Churyumov/Gerisamenko

Presenter: Megan Barrington (Graduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: Barrington, M. N. Jindal, A., Birch, S. P. D., Corlies, P., Ajiduah, M., Valdez, C. B., Hayes, A., Vincent, J.-B.

Radar backscatter properties of the Dragonfly landing site

Presenter: Léa Bonnefoy (Cornell University)

Authors: L. E. Bonnefoy, R. D. Lorenz, A. G. Hayes, A. Lucas, D. Lalich, V. Poggiali, S. Rodriguez, A. Le Gall

Estimate current planet-sun-spacecraft configuration from one image and sun sensor

Presenter: Kalani Danas Rivera (Graduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: Kalani Danas Rivera, Mason A. Peck

RedWater: In-Situ Resource Extraction from Sub Surface Martian Ice Deposits

Presenter: David Faris (Undergraduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: David Faris, Kris Zacny, Bolek Mellerowicz, Leo Stolov, Ben Bradley, Joseph Palmowski, Lillian Ware

Micro-Thruster Plume Characterization

Presenter: Carl Geiger (Graduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: Carl Geiger, Johan Sweldens, Marshall Waggoner, Elaine Petro

Locating Active Volcanic Hotspots on Io Using Juno’s JIRAM Instrument

Presenter: Samara Imbeah (Undergraduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: Samara Imbeah, Julie Rathbun, Rosaly M. Lopes

Evolution of the Imhotep Basin on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Presenter: Abhinav Jindal (Graduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: Abhinav Jindal, Alexander Hayes, Samuel Birch, Orkan Umurhan, Jean-Baptiste Vincent

Lander Launched Impact Probe: Mars Caves

Presenter & Author: Dean Keithly (Graduate Student – Cornell University)

Explaining Bright Radar Reflections Below The Martian South Polar Layered Deposits Without Liquid Water

Presenter: Daniel Lalich (Cornell University)

Authors: D. E. Lalich, A. G. Hayes, and V. Poggiali

Voyager 1 detects persistent plasma waves in interstellar space

Presenter: Stella Ocker (Graduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: Stella Koch Ocker, J. M. Cordes, S. C. Chatterjee, D. A. Gurnett, W. S. Kurth, S. R. Spangler

Designing a new world

Presenter: Tim Pavlick, Ph.D. (HawkEye 360)

Authors: Tim Pavlick, Hyun Seo, Mike Werling, Stu Cox, Chad Margotta, Ian Avilez, Sabina Lowitt

Multi-objective Design Space Exploration for Lunar GNSS

Presenter: Filipe Pereira (Graduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: Filipe Pereira, Daniel Selva, Patrick Reed

Designing Instruments to Detect Life with OASIS (Organic Analysis System utilizing Ion Sprays)

Presenters & Authors: Claudia Pietrus, Jordan Sandell, Millie Schwartz, Swasti Shree (Undergraduate Students – Cornell University)

The Exploration of Titan’s Methan Seas

Presenter: Valerio Poggiali (Cornell University)

Authors: Poggiali, V., Hayes, A. G.

Zoom password: 955523

Cislunar Explorers: Lessons Learned from the Development of an Interplanetary CubeSat

Presenter: Charlie Robinson (SSDS Cislunar Explorers Research Team – Cornell University) 

Authors: Aaron Zucherman, Charlie Robinson, Kelly Jawork, Daniel Buscaglia, Elliot Kann, Amol Garg, Toby Fischer, Curran Muhlberger, Mason Peck

Design of the Alpha CubeSat: Technology Demonstration of a ChipSat-Equipped Retroreflective Light Sail

Presenter: Joshua Umansky-Castro (Graduate Student – Cornell University)

Authors: Joshua Umansky-Castro and Mason Peck

A Survey of Water Power Propulsion Systems

Presenter: Andrew van Paridon (Cornell University) 

Authors: Andrew van Paridon, Elaine Petro

Uranus-Miranda Science Mission Concept

Presenter: Alexander Loane (Graduate Student – Cornell University) 

Authors: Peter Yao, Alexander Loane, Charlie Robinson, Vicky Hsu, Trevin Cowman, Aris Kalogerakis