Addie Tinkham ’22 got to know Tacoma’s beaches pretty well last summer

Addie Tinkham ’22 spent last summer taking a closer look at local beaches. She was one of the students who participated in summer research at Puget Sound in 2020. Working alongside her faculty advisor, Professor Berry Goldstein, Tinkham cataloged slope, length, and sand grain size at 10 Tacoma-area beaches. A volunteer from Citizens for a Healthy Bay worked with Tinkham to collect the data that will be used as a baseline for future scientists to apply to their research. This project was the first of its kind in the Tacoma area. Tinkham says she hopes the data will help track sea-level rise and beach development for years to come.

Check out the video below to learn more about Tinkham’s summer research project: