Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanostructures and their Application in Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
By jenna davis
Jenna N. Davis is a senior environmental chemistry major with a minor in psychology. In 2019, Jenna was granted the Starbrad Excellence in Science Award for her internship as a laboratory technician at K&L Plating Company. Her research project combines her recent experience in the metals industry with her personal interest in geology and crystal growth, as she reproduces a one-pot method for synthesizing silver nanostructures. These crystals will then be used to enhance the scattering signals from fluorescent dyes using Raman spectroscopy. This experiment received one of the Student Grants for Research and Creative Activity and has provided invaluable training in analytical techniques and instrumentation. Jenna is also the secretary for the Millersville University Entomology Club and will be attending the Association of Southeastern Biologist's Annual Meeting this spring. After graduation she is hoping to start a career in civil service with the state's Department of Environmental Protection.
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