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Mon, Nov. 7th, 2005, 12:20 pm

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Brain Power

Want to give your school’s top science and math students a chance to strut their stuff? Then enter the Regional Science Bowl hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University.

Science Bowl is a rapid-fire, daylong competition in which high school students answer questions from a wide range of science and math disciplines. The winning team receives and all-expenses-paid trip to the DOE’s National Science Bowl.

The 2004 Ames Lab/ISU Regional Science Bowl will take place Saturday, Jan. 31, in ISU’s Memorial Union, beginning at 8 a.m.

Form Your Team

Teams are comprised up to five students (four members and an alternate) and a teacher who serves as coach. Students must be enrolled for the current school year in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 at the team’s school and must be less than 20 years of age.

Four of the team’s five players compete at and one time – regardless of which team member has been designated as the alternate. During the intermission or between matches, the coach can substitute a player.

What to Study

Science bowl questions cover a variety of topics: biology; chemistry; mathematics; physics; and earth and general sciences. Preparation pays off; top teams frequently spend months practicing for the event. Sample questions available at:

How to play the game

The Ames Lab/ISU Science Bowl is one of more than 60 regional competitions held throughout the nation. Our format is similar to the National Science Bowl. The morning session is a round-robin tournament, and the top 16 teams advance to the double elimination competition in the afternoon session.

Each 16-minute match has a two-minute intermission. Questions are read aloud by a moderator. Any player can buzz in to answer a “toss-up” question. Points are awarded for a correct answer, and the team can then answer a bonus question. At the end of the match, the team with the most points is declared the winner.

Ames Lab and ISU scientists and staff serve as judges, moderators, timekeepers and scorekeepers.

The Awards

Trophies are awarded to the top-three teams with each player receiving an individual award. The winning team advances to the 2004 National Science Bowl on April 29 – May 3 in Washington D.C.

The costs

The Ames Lab/ISU Regional Science Bowl is absolutely FREE! There is no entry fee. All teams will be provided lunch on competition day. Ten distant schools will receive two hotel rooms each for the night prior to the event. Schools will be notified if selected.

A look back

2003 Washington High School, Cedar Rapids
2002 Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls
2001 Ames High School, Ames
2000 Ames High School, Ames
1999 Ankeny High School, Ankeny
1998 Valley High School, West Des Moines
1997 Valley High School, West Des Moines
1996 Ames High School, Ames
1995 Ames High School, Ames
1994 Ames High School, Ames
1993 Ankeny High School, Ankeny
1992 Ankeny High School, Ankeny
1991 Lincoln High School, Des Moines

In 1998, Valley High School went on to win the National Science Bowl Championship and receive and all-expenses-paid trip to Landau, Germany, to meet the Nobel Laureates in chemistry.

How to enter

Beginning Wednesday, October 15, on-line registrations will be accepted at http://www/ameslab.gov/community/scibowl.html. The first 48 schools to submit completed applications are eligible for the competition. Schools who’s applications are received after the positions are filled will be placed on the waiting list in the event of cancellations.

For mosre informations, contact:
Cynthia Feller
(515) 294-9557
FAX: (515) 294-3226

Proud Sponsors of last year’s event

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Mon, May. 9th, 2005, 03:33 pm


mmmyyyy maaath

maybe my heart and ur heart met at a stripclub

Sat, Jan. 29th, 2005, 09:30 pm
i was bored today...

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Tue, Jan. 18th, 2005, 07:29 pm

Hey...I havent updated in a loong time. Faviola came over and reminded me about livejournal! hehe. dhurr. Well things are going good right now. I dont remember the last time i checked in but me and Brian are still going...but hes in philidelfia and hes been gone but he will be back tomorow or thursday!!! oo ya. hmm. Slipknot, Lamb of God, and Shadow Falls. o0o ya so me brian and brittnee want to go. well brian doesnt no yet cuz hes gone but im sure he will...yuppers. Ya this weekend brittnee came over and we went to the zoo! it was alot of fun oo ya! lol. and then the next day i think it was sunday we went to the mall. o0o fuun huh. yeah and i got new pants and a GNR shirt. Its kinda big tho so ill wear a shirt under it i guess :) i have hw that i should do. but i dont want to cuz i have a headache. jessica is so awesome and she gave me anchorman!! shes so cool oo ya! lol so ive watched that liek 5 times hehe. Brick is soo awesome. HAHAHAHAHA HE SAID HINEY!! BricK!! get back over here!! lmao i read in a book somewhere that their periods attract bears...they smell the menstration. LMFAO. oo boy. my aunt just had her baby. she is soo adorable. her name is alexandra. she has a middle name but i frgt it. whoopsies. hehe. oh man brittnee was over on monday cuz we had no school oo ya and neways i kicked her in the ass lol and shes liek ow and shes leik oh ur gonna get it and i ran down the street and finally she went inside but i thought she was waiting by the door so i went through the back and got in my room and im leik oo ya yessss!! and i turn around and shes sitting at my desk and i screamed soooo loud and i jumped reeeally high. it was soo funny. hehe. okay well thats all 4 now i have hw... :/

Tue, Jan. 18th, 2005, 07:28 pm

That's right, this Thursday, we need everybody to scrape by without spending one single penny all day. This is a huge movement around the US to strike a huge blow to corporate America on the day of Bush's inauguration.
Do whatever you might the day before to prepare, but please don't spend a dime on January 20th. Imagine if the worst day for the American economy in decades happened on the same day that Bush spends $40 million to throw himself an inauguration party. It could send a huge message and grab headlines around the entire world. Band together to send the strongest message possible, the message of the almighty dollar!

If ya need something, buy it in advance. NOT ONE DAMN DIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thu, Dec. 23rd, 2004, 04:48 pm

Hey guys. Its been a while and im bored so here ya go. Im gonna try to post a few pictures but idk if my computer is going to decide to be mean or not. Me and Brian are still going out. oo ya *10-8-04* thats like over 2 months i think. go us! hmm. Today is Christmas Eve's Eve. lol. We are on break o0o ya! Except I have to read a 398 pg. book and im on pg. 20...almost done!! Umm On Tuesday me and Brittnee had a Napolean Dynamite party. It was friggin awesome!! To all of you who didnt come IDIOTS!!! But it was lots of fun :) Well here are some pictures...





I made this picture look so awesome and I did some other cool ones but this is good enough...


all righty thats all for now kay bye.

uhh idk how to make the pictures just be on here i guess another link but im not gonna try again cuz my computers evil. srry

Sat, Dec. 4th, 2004, 10:57 am

haha mellissa i stoled this from u!!

My name is: Ashley Christine Wilson
Do I need self confidence sessions: maaybe
Single or taken: taken J
Sex: female
Birthday: August 29th 1990
Sign: Virgo
Hair color: blonde
Eye color: blueish green I thought they were hazel for a while but I just found out that hazel is a light brown
Height: last time I checked which was oct. 2nd 5’41/2”

Who are your best friends?: Jessica and Brittnee
You have a boyfriend/girlfriend?: heck yes I do

Where is your favorite place to shop: any place with thongs J
Any tattoos or piercings: no tattoos, only ears pierced

Do you do drugs?: nope
What kind of shampoo do you use?: sometimes renewal sometimes garnier fructis (idk how to spell that) and my mom just bought this crap pantene pro-v which I do not like
What are you most scared of?: hmm death and some other stuff
What are you listening to right now? Almost over / limp bizkut
Who is the last person that called you?: umm brian’s mom but it was for him not me
Where do you want to get married?: somewhere pretty?
How many buddies are online right now?: 22
What would you change about yourself?: my shyness and scaredy catness and some other stuff

Color: purple
Food: CAPRI SUNS! And pop tarts
Boys name: uhh lemee think of one off the top of my head…Nicholas that’s good right?
Girls name: Jesus this is hard uh idk im sich of thinking
Subjects in school: right now I like the class math cuz talking is fun oo ya
Animals: well…I thought I had 3 dolgs but I guess I only have 2 now and a bird cuz our hampster died which I found out about 2 weeks after it happened too
Clothes: my black and pink dickies shirt jeans my hot maid thong ;-) and my adios go me!
Music: My Michelle / Guns n Roses
Makeup: foundation shit on my face and my neck hehe eyeliner and mascara
Annoyance: bossy bossy parents
Smell: my deoderant smells like mystic rain J and sweet pea
Desktop picture: my heck yes awesome thing that I made on paint
Book you're reading: this dumb anne frank book err I hate reading
CD in player?: a mixed one prolly and GNR I think
DVD in player: Finding Nemo oo ya I watched it last night
Who do you wanna:
Kill?: no1
Slap: no1
Get really wasted with?: Brittnee and Brian or Mellissa
Get high with?: no1
Talk to offline: Brittnee and Brian and Jessica(we need 2 hang out!) Faviola Melissa
Talk to online: nE one up there um idc lol
Sex it up with: oo baby brian ;-)
In the morning I am: AWAKE AND READY TO Go! Haha wat do u think sleeping
All you need is: Tylenol lol um friends and brian and fun stuff
Love is: awesome until its gone
I dream about: the weirdest things ever…to me its sad but all u meanies laugh at me
What do you notice first in the opposite sex you're into: eyes, humor, ASS haha of course

Which is better?
Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
Flowers or candy: flowers
Tall or short: taller than me
Do you ever?:
Sit on the internet all night waiting for that someone special to im you?: yes
Save conversations: sometimes
Cry because someone said something to you?: I have
numero 2
Ever Been Called...:
-Dumb?: yes all the time…
-Retarted?: yup
-Ugly?: I don’t think to my face but i'm sure ppl have
-Hot?: ya J lol u made my day!
-Anorexic?: yes u freaks
-A waste of space?: no
-Useless?: yea
-Smelly?: no but once in like 5th or 6th grade every single person at school bought me bath stuff haha
-A S*ut?: yes cough*brittnee*cough lol jk brittnee but yea unfortunately L
-Beautiful?: yes J awww brian!
-Smart?: yes
-Quiet?: yes like every day
-Boring?: ya
-A b*tch?: yep
-Rebel?: joking lol nope
-Conceited?: um I don’t think so

-How is the weather?: lemee take out my thermometer…psh idk its 10 19 on Saturday…look it up!
-What are you listening to?: one/metallica
-Who are you thinking about?: brian J and how him and brittnee r late!!
-What are you eating/drinking?: water heck yes
-What are you looking forward to?: today faviolas party
-What are you dreading?: showing my parents my grades and some other stuff
-How are you feeling?: I have a headache and kinda tired
-How is your hair?: fine thanks I just did it J
-What are you annoyed by?: annoying things

When Was The Last Time You...
-Burped?: I odnt record these things
-Went to the movies?: last Saturday
-Went out to eat?: I think last Saturday but we went to mickey d’s last night
-Cried?: the other day
-Got dumped?: sometime in 8th grade
-Dumped someone?: 8th grade
-Threw up?: holy moly idr
-Peed?: like 10 minutes ago
-Went skating?: like ice skating? 8th grade
-Went for a walk?: sometime at brittnees house
-Ate ice cream?: a bagillion years ago
-Got into a fight?: NEVER!
-Do you do drugs?: NO! I get high on life heck yes!!
-Do you have a mental disablity?: yeah my brain haha
-Are you on any medication for any type of disorder?: no
-What kind?: lol no
-What kinds of illnesses run in your family?: stupidness and cancer

Who was the last person you...
-Talked to?: I am talking to brittnee at the momento oo ya
-Yelled at?: my dad
-Kissed: brian
-Hugged?: brian
-Went out to eat with?: brian brittnee Miranda Jessica faviola manny
-Flirted with?: brian
-Talked to on the phone?: Brittnee I ALREADY TOLD U IM TALKING ON THE PHONE WITH HER!! DHURR
-IMed?: Brittnee
-Recieved an IM from?: Miranda
-E-Mail?: Kylee
-Got flowers from?: my dad
-Danced with?: Samantha and kourtney and some other girls
-Fought with?: My dad
-Worried about?: Brittnee
-Cried over?: My parents
Are you...
-Understanding?: yea but sometimes I don’t understand haha
-Pretty?: I like to think so but sometimes im like err u evil mirror
-Nice?: yes
-A b*tch?: I bet I have been
-Hard to get?: right now im hard to get cuz im with brian but…
-Confident?: no I don’t think so
-Depressed?: sometimes
-Hyper?: sometimes
-Friendly?: yea
-Hungry?: no
-Original?: yea
-Shy?: yes when u first meet me but when u no me heck no!
-Emotional?: yes
-Messy?: yes
-Immature: no
-Sad?: sometimes
-Trusting?: sure
-Healthy?: yea
-Sleepy?: at the moment kinda but not realy I guess
-Lonely?: no
-Romantic?: yea
-Do you drink alcohol?: L I want to BRIAN AND BRITTNEE U NEED TO GET ME DRUNK!
-Do you party a lot?: not really
-How often do you use the word "like" in an average hour?: like not like a lot like u no?
-Do you steal: I tried stealing cereal from JB’s once lmao
-Do you skip classes?: I havent
-Do you wear inappropriate clothing?: umm hot thongs r appropriate right? Lol yes
-Do you drool over celebrities?: no
-Do you watch a lot of TV?: not really nemore
-Do you ever watch the News?: ya
-Do you read books often?: NO!
-Do you spend most of your time with your friends?: ya
-Do you smoke cigarettes?: no
-Do you hang out a lot in malls, or at Seven Elevens?: malls if I can get there
-Do you often find yourself with a crush on someone?: right now I have a crush on brian J idk about b4 that ya I guess
-Do you cuss a lot?: fuck no
-Are you intelligent?: im in honors bitches!
-Do you spend a lot of time on your appearence?: I wake up at 5 and leave at 6 30...do the math
-Make-up?: yes
-Low-cut tops?: like 2 of my shorts button but not really
-Read YM, Teen, Cosmo, at all?: I get cosmo girl in the mail every month

In the last 24 hours, have u?:
-Cried: no
-Bought something: no my mom bought me mc donalds tho
-Gotten sick: my head hurts but that doesn’t count
-Eaten: ya
-Been kissed: yeah
-Felt stupid: yes
-Met someone new: uh no?
-Moved on: no
-Had a serious talk: idr I don’t think so
-Missed someone: yes
-Hugged someone: Yea
-Fought with your parents: yes

-Have you ever lied to your best friend(s): ya srry that makes me look so evil
-Want someone you don't have right now: I want brian HERE but its not like I d0nt have him
-Do you want to get married: yes
-Do you want kids: ues
-Do you believe you know the person whom you will marry at this point in time: maybe
-Are you happy with you: yes
-Are you happy with your life: yes
-If you could change something in your life right now, what would it be: my grades
-Pierce your nose or tongue? Id rather my tounge but I don’t think id ever do it
-Be serious or be funny? Funny
-Do you have a crush? Yes!!!
-Who is it? Brian

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