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Former Ames Laboratory Science Bowl student returns as Science Bowl coach

In 1998, when Tim Titus competed in his first Science Bowl competition as a junior at Ogden High School, he was too nervous to answer any questions. By his second year, he’d risen to the rank of “Player One” and was a fast draw on the buzzer. Thirteen years later, he’s become a vocal advocate of the science- and math-focused program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University – and the first former student to return to the regional competition as head of his own team.


IPAT named one of "America's Next Top Energy Innovators"


Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies  was announced by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu as one of the top three startup companies – based on a public vote and an expert review – in the “America’s Next Top Energy Innovator” challenge. The Nevada, Iowa based company is using technology developed at the DOE's Ames Laboratory to efficiently produce a variety products using titanium powder.



Des Moines Airports - Long wait times through Security Lines

If you are departing Des Moines on a flight between 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., please arrive and allow 90-120 minutes before your flight departs in order to get through the security lines.

American, United and Delta Airlines have upgrade aircraft and added flights during the AM hours and the security checkpoint just had full body scanners installed. These factors have increased the average wait time to 25-30 minutes for screening.

TSA is working on a solution, but need travelers' assistance in spreading the word and showing up to the airport earlier for early AM flights.

Ames Laboratory Offers Streamlined Partnership Agreement to Help Industry Bring New Technologies to Market

Ames Laboratory will participate in a pilot initiative to make it easier for private companies to utilize the laboratories’ research capabilities.  The program, Agreements for Commercializing Technologies, or ACT, will harness America’s unique advantages in innovation to create jobs and accelerate the development of new clean energy technologies.


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