Middle school students from across Iowa will gather in Ames on Feb. 22 to compete for the 2014 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Science Bowl championship and the right to represent Iowa at the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl in Washington DC in April.
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To meet one of the biggest energy challenges of the 21st century-- finding alternatives to rare-earth elements and other critical materials-- scientists will need new and advanced tools. And the Critical Materials Institute at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory has a new one: a 3D printer for metals research.
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|TIAA-CREF consultant Paige Cook will be visiting the Lab Feb. 5 and 6 for individual retirement counseling. Employees also need to begin the performance evaluation process. For details on these and other items, click on the "Read Full Story" below.|
|Onboarding can take many forms but its ultimate goal is to help new employees acquire the necessary knowledge they need to become effective members of the organization.|
|If you see students with reporter's notebooks around the Lab or get a phone call asking for an interview, it's most likely a student participating in the "Greenlee Project." Students in the Greenlee science writing class were at the Lab on Jan. 29 for an introduction to the Lab in preparation for writing stories about Ames Lab research.|
|Five finalists for the vacant Ames Laboratory Director position have been announced. The on-campus interview process is underway and so far, two of the candidates have visited the Lab and participated in open forums.|
|Ames Laboratory researchers have demonstrated broadband terahertz (THz) wave generation using metamaterials. The discovery may help develop noninvasive imaging and sensing, and make possible THz-speed information communication, processing and storage. The results appeared in the Jan. 8 issue of Nature Communications.|
|February is Heart Month so follow these steps from the American Heart Association to cut your risk of heart attack.|
|Twenty-three volunteers were honored at this year's High School Science Bowl for their years of service as moderators, judges, timers and scorekeepers. Ames Lab's Chief research officer Duane Johnson presented 5-year, 10-year, 15-year and 20-year pins to the group.|