Iowa State University’s Ames Laboratory is getting a one-and-a-half million dollar grant to find new and cheaper ways to conduct research. Mark Gordon is director of the Ames Lab’s Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences Program.Gordon says several projects at the Ames Lab that will split the grant.”Computational Chemistry”, Gordon’s project, will concentrate on building computer models of the chemicals in coal. The end result may be cleaner air.Gordon says another research program aims to increase a computer’s processing power. That program will receive nine hundred thousand from the D-O-E.