|Krishna Rajan of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory is using data mining, information theory and statistical learning concepts to develop a new approach to discovering materials. Like other methods of materials informatics, Rajan's approach can collect large amounts of data. But he's also developing ideas to target the data that's most relevant to solving a particular problem.|
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The Des Moines Register's Marco Santana talks with Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies founders Andrew Heidloff and Joel Rieken after the Ames Lab startup company's business plan was selected as the winning entry in the Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. IPAT received $25,000 for having the top business plan.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered the underlying order in metallic glasses, which may hold the key to the ability to create new high-tech alloys with specific properties.
Spray paint training and designing next-generation power plants donâ€™t seem, at first glance, to have much to do with one another. But, the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory recently partnered with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa to improve spray paint training using a virtual engineering software toolkit. The software enhancements have recently won a regional Federal Laboratory Consortium award for applying federal developed technology to industry needs.
|Dates have been set for the 2013 Ames Laboratory/ISU Science Bowl. The High School Science Bowl will be held, Saturday, Jan. 26 and the Middle School Science Bowl will be Saturday, Feb. 23. Volunteers are needed to serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers for the exciting science and math game-show style competitions.|
|Ames Laboratory Director Alex King is again hosting a series of annual town hall style meetings with Lab employees. This is an opportunity for employees and associates to ask questions or raise concerns they may have concerning the budget, lab operations, mission, or any other issues related to the Lab.|
|In an effort to make it easier for visitors to find The Ames Laboratory and boost the visibility of the Lab on campus, new signage has replaced the previous street level sign north of Spedding Hall. There's also a new wall mural in Room 205 TASF that incorporates the logo and core values into a stunning new floor-to-ceiling display.|
|Ames Laboratory recently partnered with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa to improve spray paint training using a virtual engineering software toolkit. The software enhancements won a regional Federal Laboratory Consortium award for applying federally developed technology to industry needs.|
|Flu shots for Ames Lab and Iowa State University employees will be available Oct. 3-19 in room 205 TASF. Shots will be administered by Occupational Medicine staff 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily throughout the period. No appointment is necessary but employees are asked to bring their ISU card/university ID along to the shot clinic.|
|Conflict happens to all of us in some shape or form from time to time. Whether in our personal lives or at work, minor or major, with one person or many â€“ itâ€™s lurking out there. Luckily, each and every one of us has some amount of control and choice in resolving conflict. Here are some tips to keep in mind when dealing with conflict.|