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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Valley High School's Science Bowl Team, which won the 2015 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Science Bowl was featured on the WHO-TV news recently. The story talked with students and coach Nathan Speichinger about the competition and showed the team practicing for the upcoming National Science Bowl to be held April 39-May 5 in Washington, D.C.
You can view the video HERE.