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.
Analysis of the Northeastern Pacific Marine Heatwaves
By marissa tripus
Marissa Tripus is currently a senior at Millersville University with majors in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology. The project of interest for Marissa revolves around the topic of marine heatwaves. This is a growing field in ocean sciences since marine heatwaves have started to occur more frequently. The data for this specific project comes from various types of instruments. Some data comes from satellites while the rest is from in-situ instruments. The hope of this project is to use both data sets to see if there are specific characteristics associated with marine heatwaves, or if the characteristics vary from one event to the next. After graduation Marissa, plans on getting her Master’s in the Oceanic Sciences to further investigate the climate system and it’s impacts on the polar regions of the globe. She is currently waiting to hear back from universities she applied to.
Thank you to Dr. Ajoy Kumar for being the advisor on my thesis project and for the help throughout the process. And to the rest of my thesis committee, Dr. Alex DeCaria and Dr. Robert Vaillancourt, I greatly appreciated all the feedback throughout the entire thesis.