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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.