News Briefs: July 16, 2014

Rogers recognized as highly cited

Robin Rogers, Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry, was one of over 3,000 researchers named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list released by Thomson Reuters. The list recognizes those who write the most number of reports designated as Highly Cited Papers by Essential Science Indicators and recognizes Rogers as being in the worldwide top 1 percent of most cited researchers in his field. 

Science Day Camp starts Monday

The Alabama Museum Natural History's summer science camp for 5th – 8th grade students will take place from July 21 to July 25. Students will learn about topics including fossils, reptiles, ecology and water quality. The camp lasts from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and provides equipment. Lunch is not included. The camp is $125 for the week. For more information, call 205-348-7550 or email 

SITE students test marshmallow launchers

Rising juniors and seniors in the Student Introduction to Engineering program, which ends next week, will launch marshmallows at the South Engineering Research Center on Thursday. The three-week program involved around 120 students in mini-courses in mathematics, engineering, computer science and English. They also participated in a design competition, which led to the marshmallow launchers this week. 

Eight child nutrition camp sessions offered

Elementary school students are invited to attend the Institute for Communication and Information Research's free nutrition camp. The sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day from July 14 to July 17. They will learn about topics like reading nutrition labels and choosing snacks. Students should be dropped off 10 to 15 minutes before the session at the Walk of Champions. Parents must sign parental consent forms, and participants should be dressed in shorts or exercise pants, a T-shirt and tennis shoes. 

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