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.
earth, environmental, & ocean sciences
Preliminary Findings: Physiological Effects of Ocean Acidification on Two Species of Intertidal Snails
By samantha reynolds
I am a sophomore majoring in EEOS with a concentration in Ocean Science and I will be graduating in May 2025. In my freshman year seminar class, we were required to write a research paper on any topic pertaining to climate change. I decided to write mine on ocean acidification, which has the potential to cause severe damage to ecosystems. I took a required summer course at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station that summer and decided to study the effects of ocean acidification on two snail species native to that area. I was then accepted into the McNairy Library Research Fellowship program where I formed my research question. By working on this project, I learned how to set up an experiment, find my own methodology, apply for grants, and I improved my communication skills. After graduation I plan to go to graduate school to get my master’s degree and work in the environmental chemistry field studying aquatic health.