Program Sends Students to the Space Symposium

06 Apr 2022    

The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and plan for the future of space since the inaugural event in 1984. Today, the Space Symposium welcomes more than 14,000 people from around the world, including speakers, attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, educators, and students. Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum and as the “must attend” opportunity for information on and interaction among all sectors of space. 

Adjunct University of Nebraska College of Law Professor and EVP and General Counsel to HawkEye360, Dennis Burnett hosted and served on the Space Law Workshop and Space Law 101 panels focusing on key legal issues impacting the commercial space industry and concluded with a General Counsel Forum including the top lawyers from industry and government agencies. 

Law students Endeliza Hampton ‘22, and Amelia Ruffulo ’23 won the travel award to attend the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

“The Space Symposium was truly an invaluable experience. I made connections with people from around the world. I was able to see where the space world is heading. I also had the opportunity to apply the knowledge that I have learned from my courses at the College to the issues discussed at the Symposium.” Ruffulo said, “attending the Symposium made me think about space in ways I had not considered before and has driven me to delve deeper into legal research on space and other relevant issues, such as environmental law.” 

The Space Symposium was a fantastic!” Endeliza said, “I was able to hear about current advances and issues in the space field from multiple sources, which supplemented my classroom learning experience. The Symposium also offered a rich networking environment, and I was able to engage with, and learn from various private and public professional in the industry. I am grateful for the Space, Cyber and Telecom Program for offering students a travel scholarship to attend such a world-renowned event.”