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.
Long Island, New York Buoy 44025: Nor’easters
By Marissa Tripus
Marissa Tripus is currently a junior at Millersville University with majors in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology. This was a winter semester project that investigated buoy data off the coast of Long Island, New York. Using Python and the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), she was able to investigate Nor’easters over the past 10 years. This investigation was into the number and intensity of the storms. Marissa plans to continue this project to see a climate aspect to further her passion in climate science. This would involve going back through 20 years of data to see if there have been any changes in the Nor’easters off the Long Island coast. She plans on getting her Master’s in the Atmospheric Science field to further investigate climate.
Dr. Ajoy Kumar helped me through this project and helped me get around any obstacle thrown at me. Thank you.