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Maggie Haaland

Administrative Specialist III
Chemical and Biological Sciences
Address

146 Spedding Hall

Phone
515-294-7568
Fax
515-294-4709
Email
haaland@amelab.gov

For release: Jan. 30, 2010

Contacts:
Kerry Gibson, Public Affairs, 515-294-1405

AMES, Iowa –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.

Central Academy's Luchang WangCentral Academy's Luchang Wang

As champion, Central Academy will represent the Iowa Region at the National Science Bowl®, to be held April 29 - May 4, 2010 in Washington, D.C. and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Central Academy won the championship for the first time last year after finishing second in 2008, 2007, 2005, and 2003 and third in 2006 and made the Sweet 16 brackets at National Science Bowl, earning $1,500 in prize money for the school’s science department.

“This has been quite a year,” said Central Academy coach Jeff Hepburn, who earlier this year was selected for the James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching by the American Chemical Society, to awarded in March. “The kids are phenomenal! They had a great run and deserve all the credit.”

The Central Academy team of seniors Kerrick Staley and Nicolas Swingle, juniors Joel Schneider and James Nassif, and sophomore Luchang Wang breezed through the morning’s round robin competition, winning all four matches with whopping average margin of victory of 142 points. Staley and Wang are the two returnees from last year’s championship team. In the afternoon’s 16-team finals, they topped Boone, Cedar Rapids Xavier, LeMars and Ames, before facing off in a rematch with Ames in the championship.

The Ames team of Lawrence Chiou, Joe Iverson, Lucy Chen and Kavin Kanthasamy was undefeated as well until meeting Central Academy in the quarterfinals. Ames then defeated Hempstead 90-58 to earn the rematch with Central Academy for the championship of the double-elimination tournament. Ames, coached by Joe Brekke, moved up a spot this year, after finishing third in 2009.

A total of 40 teams competed in the event. Besides the placewinners mentioned above, the top 16 teams that competed in the afternoon round included: Bettendorf, Humboldt, Davenport North, Dubuque Wahlert, Chariton, West Des Moines Valley, Des Moines Dowling, LeMars, Urbandale, Boone, Dubuque Senior, and Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science research facility operated by Iowa State University. Ames Laboratory creates innovative materials, technologies and energy solutions. We use our expertise, unique capabilities and interdisciplinary collaborations to solve global challenges.

For release: Jan. 22, 2010

Contacts:
Steve Karsjen, Public Affairs, (515) 294-5643

 

AMES, Iowa –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. Forty teams of students will compete to answer questions about astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, general science and math in the day-long, quiz-bowl format competition.

 More than 150 different Iowa high schools have participated in Science Bowl since its inception in 1991 with more than 3,600 students participating. Eight schools – Aurelia, Columbus, Indianola, Lawton-Bronson, Monticello, Prince of Peace (Clinton), Schaller-Crestland, and South Winneshiek – are competing this year for the first time.

The event, which begins at 8:00 a.m. in Black, Howe and Hoover Halls on the ISU campus, is one of 69 regional Science Bowl competitions being held throughout the nation. Throughout its history, more than 100,000 high school students have participated in regional tournaments leading up to the National finals. Regional champions will advance to DOE’s National Science Bowl®, April 29 - May 4, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

The competing students will answer questions from a variety of subject areas during half-hour matches. The 16 teams that fare best in the morning rounds will advance to the double-elimination competition in the afternoon. Approximately 80 faculty, staff and students from Ames Laboratory and ISU serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers during the event.

“The fact that after 20 years of competition, we drew eight new schools shows how popular this event has become,” said Steve Karsjen, Science Bowl coordinator and Ames Lab Public Affairs manager. “And many of our scientists, staff, and students eagerly volunteer to support this important science outreach opportunity and look forward to working with the brightest students in Iowa.”

Teams participating in this year's Science Bowl are:

Albia

Aurelia

Bettendorf

Boone

Boyer Valley

Central Academy (Des Moines)

Chariton

Clear Creek Amana

Columbus

Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne

Davenport North

Dowling (West Des Moines)

Dubuque

East Union (Afton)

Fort Dodge

Hempstead (Dubuque)

Home Schools of Eastern IA

Indianola

Lawton-Bronson

LeMars

Madrid

Mason City

Mediapolis

Monticello

Northwood-Kensett

Pella

Prince of Peace College Preparatory (Clinton)

Regina (Iowa City)

Saydel

Schaller-Crestland

South Winneshiek (Calmar)

Southeast Warren (Liberty Center)

Spencer

St. Albert (Council Bluffs)

Urbandale

Valley (West Des Moines)

Wahlert (Dubuque)

Waukon

Winterset

Xavier (Cedar Rapids)

Schedule of events for the Ames Lab/ISU Science Bowl:

8:00 a.m. – Registration (Hoover Hall Atrium)

8:15 a.m. – Welcoming remarks (Hoover Auditorium)

8:30 a.m.-11:00 – Round-robin competition (various rooms)

11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. – Lunch break

1:00-4:30 p.m. – Double-elimination competition of the top 16 teams (various rooms)

4:30-5:30 p.m. – Championship match and awards ceremony (Hoover Auditorium)

 

Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science research facility operated by Iowa State University. Ames Laboratory creates innovative materials, technologies and energy solutions. We use our expertise, unique capabilities and interdisciplinary collaborations to solve global challenges.

For release: Jan. 20, 2010

 

Contacts:

Deb Covey, Associate Director for Sponsored Research Administration,(515) 294-1048
Cynthia Jenks, Assistant Director for Scientific Planning, (515) 294-8486
Kerry Gibson, Public Affairs, (515) 294-1405

 

AMES, IA -- 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.

According to series organizers, Deb Covey, Ames Laboratory's Associate Director for Sponsored Research Administration, and Cynthia Jenks, Ames Lab Assistant for Director Scientific Planning, the seminar series will feature outside and local speakers from the following fields and in process order:

 

1. Inventor: Incorporating an environment of inventorship into your research/thought process

2. Patent Attorney: The patent process; what you should keep in mind to protect your inventions.

3. Licensing Manager: Types of license agreements; the inventor as an entrepreneur and other issues.

4. Entrepreneur/Start-up Business Owner: What you should know when considering spinning off your technology.

The first seminar, scheduled for Monday, February 1, will be on inventorship and how to incorporate that into your research/thought process. The seminar, to be held from Noon to 1 p.m. in Spedding Auditorium (301B, Spedding Hall), will feature Ames Laboratory and ISU researchers Iver E. Anderson, Surya K. Mallapragada, and Victor Lin.

 

Anderson was named the 2006 Iowa Inventor of the Year. He is an inventor on 32 patents. His lead free solder technology is licensed to over 50 companies worldwide and has contributed in making ISU and Ames Laboratory a "licensing powerhouse."

Surya Mallapragada is the chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. MIT's Technology Review named her one of the World's Top 100 Innovators and she was recognized with the Big 12 "Rising Star" Award from the Big 12 Center for Economic Development, Innovation and Commercialization. She holds six patents.

Victor Lin, director of Ames Lab’s Chemical and Biological Sciences program and an ISU chemistry professor, holds three patents. He has taken his bio-fuel catalyst and spun it off into Catilin, Inc., a technology based company that is revolutionizing biofuel production.

The second seminar of the series on the patent process is scheduled for March 2, 2010. Additional seminar days and times will be announced at a later date.

Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory operated for the DOE by Iowa State University. Ames Laboratory creates innovative materials, technologies and energy solutions. We use our expertise, unique capabilities and interdisciplinary collaborations to solve global challenges.


Women's Enrichment Grant Offers Seminar Series on "Taking Technology to Market"

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