Latest News Releases

  • 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.




     
  • 05/29/2008

    AMES, Iowa – The Midwest Forensics Resource Center, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University’s Institute for Physical Research and Technology, will receive approximately $3 million in 2008 from the National Institute of Justice. 




     
  • 05/23/2008

    AMES, Iowa –Ames Laboratory Director Alex King has announced an additional change to the leadership team at Ames Laboratory.  Ames Laboratory scientist Cynthia Jenks has been named to a newly created position as Assistant Director for Scientific Planning.




     
  • 05/22/2008

    AMES, Iowa – Matthew Vannette, a graduate student in the Condensed Matter Physics program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been selected by the DOE Office of Science as one of 16 outstanding research participants to attend the 58th International Convention of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 29 – July 4. The 2008 meeting will focus on physics.




     
  • 05/12/2008

    AMES, Iowa –The United States Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, in cooperation with the Ames Police and the Ames Public Library, will sponsor Safe Kids Sunday, a free child photo ID event, on Sunday, May 18, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue.




     
  • 05/08/2008

    AMES, Iowa – In a ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, eight Ames Laboratory scientists received “Outstanding Mentor” awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The awards were for their work mentoring students in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship, or SULI, program coordinated by the DOE’s Ames Laboratory.




     
  • 05/08/2008

    AMES, Iowa – Cedar Rapids-Marion Home Schools placed fourth in its division at the U.S. Department of Energy National High School Science Bowl held May 1-5 in Washington, D.C.




     
  • 04/28/2008

    AMES, Iowa – Patricia Thiel has been appointed division director for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory.  The appointment, which becomes effective May 1, 2008, was announced by Alex King, Ames Laboratory director.