An out of the world experience for BRE student Christopher Patterson
During a summer internship in California’s Lava Beds National Monument, Christopher Patterson, a second- year student in Bioresource Engineering, worked as a Research Assistant for ATiLT (Astrobiology Training in Lava Tubes).
“By studying naturally protective formations like lava tubes and other potentially habitable locations, I have become aware of the incredible opportunities that lie beyond our world not only for myself, but for humanity as a whole,” says Patterson.
Patterson’s participation in the ATiLT project was made possible by funding from the Bieler Family Internship Program.
Christopher Patterson is pictured during his internship at NASA with a Mars Rover (photo: Arno Rogg)