The athletes were the stars of the show at Ursinus’ annual CoSA (Celebration of Student Achievement).  The event brings together students of Ursinus to give presentations on a wide variety of topics.  I stopped by the event to see which presentations were really stealing the show.

The first CoSA presentation I stopped by was an early morning presentation in the Floy Lewis Bakes Center at 9:30.   The presentation  was being given by sophomores Alex Middleman and Courtney Cortese.  Their presentation was title ‘Conditional Deletion of WIs in Macrophages.’  This presentation was a research based presentation which involves the students describing what they learned through their research.

For Cortese, a women’s lacrosse players, the research topic was very relevant to a struggle she is currently going through.  The sophomore lacrosse sensation tore her ACL in the middle of fall last year and has been on the long road to recovery every since.

The presentation focused around their research about WIs (transport protein) and its impact after a traumatic incident.  “It definitely motivated me during my research” Cortese said when describing the impact of her injury played on her research.  The two Health and Exercise Physiology majors are excited to continue their research as they believing they are just scratching the surface on their research.  “It definitely doesn’t stop here” said Cortese.  Look out for this duo at the 2018 CoSA presentations with those words in mind.