Ames Middle School repeated as champion here at Saturday’s Ames Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl, but had a real challenge from LeMars. The championship gives Ames a return trip to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® April 28-May 2 in Washington D.C.
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What: 13th Annual Ames Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl. One of 50 regionals, the Ames Laboratory Middle School Science Bowl is a day-long quiz-bowl team competition with questions about Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Energy, Mathematics and General Science. The winning team will represent the regional at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl®, April 28-May 2, 2016 in Washington D.C.
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.