Diversity and Inclusion

As one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories, Ames Laboratory is committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its workforce. We are the only DOE national laboratory physically located on the campus of a major research university and that close bond with our contractor is a vital part of the culture here. We value the collaborations we have with groups across campus and students are a crucial part of our workforce.

The figures below reflect Ames Laboratory’s absolute employee and cumulative student population as of 09/30/2021 by percent and job category which totaled 486 employees and students.* Workforce demographics for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories can be found here.

*This includes students who 1) were paid for by the laboratory during the fiscal year, including before Sept. 30 (2020 and 2021); and 2) participated in STEM research and training activities at the Laboratory during the fiscal year as part of a dedicated STEM training program, but were paid by other funding sources such as Iowa State University.

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# Men 

% Men

# Women

% Women 

% Under-represented Minorities1

% Other People of Color

% Two or More Races/Ethnicity3

% White

Total Employees 

Overall (all Employees)

486

325

66.87%

161

33.13%

5.35%

30.04%

0.00%

64.61%

Lab Senior Leadership (LD, DLD, ALDs)

4

3

75.00%

1

25.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

Research/Technical Management (first-line and mid-level)

46

40

86.96%

6

13.04%

6.50%

23.90%

0.00%

69.60%

Operations Management (or Research Support)

28

13

46.43%

15

53.57%

3.57%

3.57%

0.00%

92.90%

Technical Research Staff

87

75

86.21%

12

13.79%

2.30%

35.60%

0.00%

62.10%

Operations Support Staff

104

46

44.23%

58

55.77%

2.90%

2.90%

0.00%

94.20%

Postdocs

49

41

83.67%

8

16.33%

8.20%

69.40%

0.00%

22.40%

Graduate Students4

112

80

71.43%

32

28.57%

7.10%

53.60%

0.00%

39.30%

Undergraduates4

56

27

48.21%

29

51.79%

8.90%

10.70%

0.00%

80.40%

                   

Total S&E Workforce

350

263

75%

87

25%

7%

37%

0.28%

56%

  1. Numbers for all job categories should be absolute numbers as of September 30, 2020 and percent by job category.
  2. Under-represented minorities defined as African American/Black, Native American/Alaskan native, or Hispanic/Latino (or combination).
  3. Other people of color include Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiia
  4. Graduate students and undergraduate students are those students who work at and are paid by the laboratory.