Erik J. Harrington
Erik J. Harrington, from Deerfield, New Hampshire, will graduate from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in 2019 with a degree in kinesiology: exercise science. Through his project, which was funded by a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, he learned about “some of the many factors that contribute to the health and the degradation of the cardiovascular system as well as how to monitor and measure all of the variables that go along with this system.” His research experience was an important achievement for Erik, who gained skills in recruiting subjects, analyzing data, and operating sophisticated laboratory equipment. He also thoroughly enjoyed the relationships he built with his participants and peers. Erik looks forward to one day opening his own facility incorporating strengthening and conditioning as well as aspects of physical therapy.