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Ames Laboratory scientist Mark Gordon has been awarded a 2016 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or INCITE grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. The program was created as a primary means for scientists to access the DOE’s supercomputers at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories. The award made to Gordon includes 200 million processor hours of computing time on the IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory.
Valley High School of West Des Moines never lost a match all day in winning the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl here on January 23. Valley edged Dubuque’s Wahlert High School 48-42 in the championship match and will represent the Iowa Regional at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl®, April 28-May 2 in Washington, DC.
Some of the brightest high school students from across Iowa will travel to Ames on January 23 to compete in the 25th Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl. Forty teams of students will compete to answer questions about biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, mathematics, and physics in the day-long, quiz-bowl format competition.
U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Selection Committee credited Anderson for demonstrating a “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.”