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  • 07/02/2008

    AMES, Iowa - “Pat Thiel, Ames Laboratory Division Director for Science and Technology, received the 2008 Iota Sigma Pi Honorary Member Award from the National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry on June 27 at the organization's 29th Triennial Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Thiel is the 33rd recipient of the award which was established in 1921 and has gone to three Nobel Laureates, including Marie Curie.

  • 06/26/2008

    AMES, Iowa—In only its second year of competition, a team of home schooled students from Cedar Rapids-Marion won the 18th annual Regional Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, here Saturday. The Cedar Rapids-Marion team defeated Central Academy of Des Moines 48-42 in the championship match.

  • 06/16/2008

    AMES, Iowa— The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is being called home for 10 weeks for 12 undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the country.  The students are participating in the Lab's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship, or SULI, program, which began on May 27 and runs through Aug. 1, 2008.

  • 06/06/2008

    AMES, Iowa—To see the latest science of type-I superconductors, look no further than the froth on a morning cup of cappuccino.  A team of U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory physicists and collaborating students have found that the bubble-like arrangement of magnetic domains in superconducting lead exhibits patterns that are very similar to everyday froths like soap foam or frothed milk on a fancy coffee.

  • 06/03/2008

    AMES, Iowa—Dan Shechtman, a research scientist  with the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, has been named the recipient of the European Materials Research Society 25th Anniversary award.