Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., a senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, today cautioned members of a Congressional panel that “rare-earth research in the USA on mineral extraction, rare-earth separation, processing of the oxides into metallic alloys and other useful forms, substitution, and recycling is virtually zero.”
Central Academy Middle School of Des Moines won a pair of matches against Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School of Dubuque here on Saturday to capture the 2010 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl.
A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is using one of the world's most powerful computers to solve mysteries about one of the world's most common substances -- water.
For the second straight year, Des Moines Central Academy emerged as the champion in the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl here on Saturday, Jan. 30. Central Academy didn’t lose a single match in the day-long quiz-bowl event, defeating Ames High School 68-34 in the final match. Dubuque Hempstead finished third and Home Schools of Eastern Iowa was fourth in the event that marked its 20th year.
For the 20th consecutive year, the brightest high school students from across Iowa will travel to Ames on Jan. 30 to compete in the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl.
A series of seminars entitled "Taking Technology to Market" is being offered through an Iowa State University 2009/2010 Women's Enrichment Grant. The series is aimed at giving students, young scientists and engineers, potential entrepreneurs and other interested parties insight into the process of taking innovation to market and encouraging students and staff to participate in this process.
Ames Laboratory employees raised more than $3,700 for two local charities at Ames Laboratory’s annual benefit auction on Dec. 4. Story County Winter Weatherization Challenge and Bethesda Community Food Pantry will share the auction proceeds.