The CSM Chapter of Sigma Xi has recently inducted Geophysics PhD Candidate Jared Atkinson as its newest member.

Sigma Xi is an honor society that rewards excellence in scientific research while encouraging a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields. With 60,000 members worldwide, the society provides resources and avenues of cooperation for researchers from different fields of endeavor.   It is one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world, with a renowned history of service to science and society since 1886.  Sigma Xi chapters are found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers the world over and its membership includes more than 200 Nobel Prize winners.  For more information about Sigma Xi, click here.

Jared, who will soon complete his doctoral degree in Geophysics at Mines, holds Masters Degrees from Colorado School of Mines and from MIT, and a BSc in Geophysics from the University of Calgary.  His research is part of the NASA SSERVI-IMPACT project in the Center for Space Resources, where his work focuses on characterizing the behavior of icy lunar regolth simulants under cryogenic temperatures and low pressures, which the project expects to be faced with during in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) maneuvers on the lunar surface.

Congratulations, Jared!