Thursday, April 18, 2013

Editorial, Bombs, Explosions and Events

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chemistry Camp's for Girls

This Chemistry Camp's for Girls: A new week-long chemistry camp for 40 middle school girls is set to ignite their passion for science at a crucial age. Program founder, URI Assistant Professor of Chemistry Mindy Levine, hopes to change the trend of fewer women working in science, technology, engineering, and math. She received funding for the camp with a $15,000 award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences. Numerous news outlets have been taking note, including the Associated Press whose reports have appeared in the San Francisco ChronicleSeattle PI, and the Albany Times Union. The New England Cable News, and ABC6 also shared news about the camp. Read the URI news about this program.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing

The bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon led numerous media outlets to interview URI's explosives expert, Chemistry Professor Jimmie Oxley. In the immediate aftermath of the events, she was interviewed by the Providence Journal, New York Daily News, Bloomberg Television's Bottom Line program, Channel 6 and others. Follow-up interviews were conducted with National Public Radio's On Point program, Huffington Post, National Post, New RepublicToronto StarChannel 10, Channel 12 and radio stations in Seattle, Philadelphia, Toronto, New Zealand and elsewhere  In addition, student Shannon Long, who ran in the marathon and finished minutes before the bombing, was interviewed by the Narragansett Times and Channel 12.

The explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas, also led to media calls to Professor Oxley, including from the New Yorker,

Monday, April 15, 2013

Chemistry Camp to Food Sciences