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.
Samantha Carlson is a junior meteorology major and president of the Delta Zeta Sorority. She worked alongside Rhiannon Fleming, Samuel Reams, and Noah Stitely whom all have a space weather and heliophysics minor. The team members are involved in the space weather subsection of the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Research stems from interest in the minor and desire to further explore the importance of atmospheric solar-based radiation. Outside of the classroom, Carlson enjoys helping the community and being actively involved on campus. Upon graduation from Millersville University in spring 2020, she strives to attend graduate school studying space science.
Rhiannon Fleming is a sophomore meteorology major on campus with a focus in Heliophysics/Space Weather. She and the team, including the co-author of the paper, are members of the sub-club of the Millersville University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, Space Weather Club, and chose this project to explore topics in Heliophysics/Space Weather. Her co-author and her focus for this research project focused on understanding radiation profiles in the atmosphere and building a basis for future study. For instance, research a possible connection between height profiles to pressure profiles to radiation levels.
Unfortunately, the ultimate goal of an increased launch schedule was not met leading to future scheduling endeavors. Rhiannon would like to enroll in a graduate program for Helio- or Astrophysics.