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  • Check out video highlights of the 2016 Ames Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl, held Feb. 20. Twenty-four teams from across the state competed in the event, with Ames Middle School winning the championship over LeMars and a trip to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl, April 28-May 2 in Washington DC.

  • Ames Laboratory supports President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative to create and expand “Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color.” On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, Ames Laboratory scientists and students hosted approximately 100 eighth-grade students from Iowa State University’s Science Bound program for ethnically diverse middle- and high-school students for a morning of interactive science activities.

  • The Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 23. Here's a video that recaps some of the teams, volunteers and fun from a quarter century of Science Bowl.



  • A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste and creates useful magnets out of it. Ames Laboratory scientist Ikenna Nlebedim talks about his research into reclaiming rare earths from magnet scrap. (11/18/15)


  • Ames Laboratory researcher and SULI mentor Ikenna Nlebedim and SULI intern Gavin Hester talk about their experiences in the program which provides hands-on research opportunities to undergraduate students at the nation's national laboratories.