Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated that the superconductivity mechanism in the recently-discovered iron-arsenide superconductors is unique compared to all other known classes of superconductors.
Spring semester marked the launch of a new education program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory called Pre-Service Teachers, or PST. The program provides Iowa State University pre-service science teachers a chance to work in a research lab and gain first-hand experience that will equip them with a better understanding of the scientific research process.
Alex King, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has received the distinguished title of Materials Research Society Fellow. King will be recognized for the award at the MRS’s 2009 Spring Meeting April 14, 2009, in San Francisco.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory will receive approximately $1.7 million as part of President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funds are part of $1.2 billion announced by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today from funding allocated under the Recovery Act to DOE’s Office of Science.
Two Iowa State University undergraduates working with Ames Laboratory researchers were among the 23 ISU students who presented posters on their research at the Iowa State Capitol on March 9. Student Daniel Stoecklein, Lakeville, Minn., works with Ames Lab mentor physicist Ruslan Prozorov and Charles Fisher, Mount Auburn, works with Ames Lab scientist Scott Chumbley.
Ed Yeung, senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society’s Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry.
Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School of Dubuque edged Johnston Middle School to win the 2009 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl here on Feb. 21. Roosevelt advances to the National Science Bowl, to be held April 30-May 5 in Washington, D.C. and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.