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 09/30/2020 by percent and job category which totaled 570 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 September 30th (2019 and 2020); 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.

gender and ethnicity charts

 

% Women

% Under-represented Minorities1

%Under-represented

Minority 

Women

% Other People of Color2

% Two or More Races / Ethnicity3

% White

Overall (all Employees)*

33%

6.1%

0.20%

27.2%

0.50%

66%

Lab Senior Leadership (LD, DLD, ALDs)

25%

0%

0%

0%

0%

100%

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

17%

4%

0%

23%

2%

71%

Operations Management (or Research Support)

52%

0%

0%

0%

0%

96%

Technical Research Staff

15%

4%

0%

33%

0%

63%

Operations Support Staff

58%

3%

1%

1%

0%

96%

Postdocs

25%

5%

0%

67%

0%

28%

Graduate Students4

25%

10%

1%

48%

0.60%

41%

Undergraduates4

41%

8%

0%

12%

0.80%

83%

*Employee transitions often occur throughout the reporting period, therefore the transitions are counted once and at the higher level of the position for which the transition occurred. For example, if a Postdoctoral Research Associate competitively applies and is selected for a staff Associate Scientist position, that individual is counted once in the Technical Research staff category.

  1. Under-represented minorities defined as African American/Black, Native American/Alaskan native, or Hispanic/Latino (or combination).
  2. Other people of color include Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian.
  3. Employees identifying themselves with two or more racial categories, or at least one non-white racial category and Hispanic/Latino, should be counted here.
  4. Graduate students and undergraduate students are those students who work at and are paid by the Laboratory. Numbers for graduate students and undergraduates should be provided as cumulative counts for the fiscal year.