Space Minor BUFFS Program

The Space Minor is creating a program for students to learn about Building Upon Firsthand Foundational Skills (BUFFS). To see current programs and ways to get some hands on experience, please visit out Space Minor BUFFS page here!

Currently we are offering the Balloon Payload Program. A special program that allows any student in the Space Minor an opportunity to build a balloon payload and launch it to the edge of space! Students are challenged to design, fabricate, launch, recover, and analyze data from balloon payloads.

This is a chance for any student to learn foundational skills through a series of modules to complete a balloon payload. This will be a fast-paced, self-motivated program, in which students are responsible for completing all the modules in order to move on to complete their own balloon payload and be ready to launch that balloon payload!


Space Minor Stories

If you have a cool story about how the Space Minor has impacted you or your career, let us know! we would love to start a stories page of the great ways the Space Minor has impacted students, and we would love to feature you. Just write up your story, anecdote, or let us know of your internships and job opportunities that came about from the Space Minor. We would love to see pictures of you at work as well. Just send us your story to






The Space Minor needs you!

Volunteers are the foundation of every great program! Looking for ways to get involved with CU Boulder's Space Minor? We have various way to get involved, so browse below for opportunities that interest you!


Space Minor Ambassadors

We are looking for dedicated students who have a love of space to join our team of Space Minor ambassadors. The University of Colorado Boulder's Space Minor has a full calendar of upcoming events, and always needs new ideas as well. We need people willing to create and volunteer at these events to make them as smooth and as fun as possible. These students will work closely with leadership to create fun ideas for the program, host Space Minor events, and help spread the work about the Space Minor.

 If you'd like to join our team, please fill out the Space Minor Ambassador form!


Course Assistant Opportunities 

Courses at the university rely on the help of students just like you. The Space Minor has various courses in which CAs are needed. Interested in helping a Space Minor course and being a CA? Fill out the course assistant interest form.


Space Minor Recruiting

Love the Space Minor? Then join the Space Zombie movement. We are trying to raise awareness about the Space Minor on the CU Boulder campus and we need your help. We want as many students to know that if they enroll in the Space Minor, they can inform their majors with 100% more SPACE.

If a student enrolls and puts down your name, you and that friend will each receive a $10 gift card to the CU Bookstore. You will be award $10 for each friend who enrolls into the minor.

Thank you for helping us grow the Space Minor.

Our need for volunteers changes from time to time throughout the year. Check back to learn about other opportunities as they become available or email us at