CSM student Luis Alvarez (photo) has been selected as an intern for the San Mateo Arctic Research Telescope (SMART) Project to participate in an astronomy research project that will include field travel to the High Arctic. SMART Project is a collaboration of four organizations: Mars Institute, SETI Institute, San Mateo County Astronomical Society and CSM.
Luis’s initial project is to assist in a feasibility study at a remotely operative astronomical observatory located at the Haughton Crater, Devon Island, Nunavut (High Arctic), Canada. His passion for science is clearly expressed in his reaction to this outstanding opportunity, “This project is my first step into the realm of research, and the real world in regards to my career so I want to make this, along with every other venture I go into, a project that I give 150 percent of myself plus more!”
He is majoring in astrophysics and chemistry and currently enrolled in 21 units.