Iowa State University student Catherine Meis has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar, the nation's premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Meis, a former Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program student, is a third-year student, majoring in materials engineering with a minor in bioengineering. Read More (Photo by Chris Gannon, ISU News Service)

U.S. Rep. Steve King stopped by Ames Laboratory on April 2 as part of a day-long visit to Iowa State University. Here, (from left to right) Emma White and Iver Anderson explain powder metallurgy to Rep. King as Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz looks on.

The Critical Materials Institute, led by Ames Laboratory, has created a new chemical process using the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to produce cyclohexanone, a key ingredient in nylon production. Read more

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Critical Materials Institute Director Alex King gives a presentation during CMI's second annual renewal review on March 4.

Ames Lab Director Adam Schwartz and Associate Director for Sponsored Research Administration Deb Covey explain BAM, a low-friction, high-wear coating, to State Senator Jerry Behn (center) during ISU Day at the State Capital on Feb. 23. The annual event features exhibits of Iowa State University research to better acquaint state legislators with what's happening on campus. Go HERE for an ISU video on the event.

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