Diversity and Inclusion


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

The figures below reflect Ames National Laboratory’s absolute employee and cumulative student population as of 09/30/2023 by percent and job category which totaled 503 employees and students. Workforce demographics for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories can be found here.

Table of diversity results

Gender & Ethnicity graphs


Categories with small numbers of employees are expressed as a less than (<) percentage so that no employees are individually identifiable in this published information.

Senior Leaders: Executive Leadership, directors

Technical Leaders: Research/development scientific and engineering managers

Operations/Research Support Leaders: Professional, administrative, and technical managers

Research Staff: Research/development scientists and engineers

Operations/Research Support Staff: Professional, administrative, and technical/engineers

Download the PDF: Ames National Laboratory Workforce Demographic Trends (FY 2016-2023)