Directions & transportation


The SIF is located northwest of the main Iowa State University campus, off Ontario Street.

1901 Scholl Road
Ames, Iowa

If your GPS is having trouble locating this new site, please use 1915 Scholl Road instead.


New Fall 2016 Parking tags now are available to accommodate all those wishing to use the SIF. Tags can be checked out from the SIF Front Desk.

Both Ames Laboratory and Iowa State Faculty & Staff permits are accepted in Lot 101, located directly in front of the SIF. Extra parking is available in Lot 104, north of the SIF.

Students with commuter tags can park in Lot 104 north of the SIF.

If you are a visitor to the Iowa State Campus, request a visitor parking permit online through the Iowa State University Parking Division.


Those without parking tags can take the shuttle from Howe Hall to the Applied Sciences Complex (ASC), located next door.

Fall 2017
Effective August 21, 2017

Depart Howe Hall for ASC Depart ASC for Howe Hall
7:45 AM
7:55 AM
8:45 AM
8:55 AM
9:45 AM
9:55 AM
10:45 AM
10:55 AM
12:10 PM
1:00 PM
1:10 PM
2:00 PM
2:10 PM
3:00 PM
3:10 PM
4:00 PM
4:10 PM
5:00 PM
5:10 PM
6:00 PM

NOTE: Ames Laboratory does not organize this shuttle and thus times are subject to change without notice. For questions or concerns, please call (515)294-6973, (515)294-8841, (515)294-7732 or email the ASC Shuttle


CyRide #2 Green stops Ontario and Scholl road. Riders can walk down Scholl to arrive at our building. Fares, maps, and schedules are available at the CyRide Website.