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.
Applied Engineering &Technology Management
Design and Development of a Modular Door Actuator
By elias peluso
Elias Peluso is a fourth-year Honors student and Millersville University. His major is Applied Engineering - Robotics and Control Systems Technology. As a part of his Honors College requirement, Elias completed a thesis project titled "Design and Development of a Modular Door Actuator." Put simply, this involved creating a new version of an automatic door. The concept of the project came about with the realization that public spaces have accommodations for physical disabilities, but there is often no equivalent of these accommodations for residential use. If these devices were made less expensive and modular to set up in a temporary fashion, maneuvering in one’s own home with a physical disability could be much less strenuous a task. Therefore, this project aimed to solve this problem with the invention of a new automatic door system. With this project, Elias has tested his knowledge of all areas of the Applied Engineering department and intends to use these skills far into his future. Elias's career options include 1) creating medical robotics or 2) creating animatronics or robotic toys for entertainment.