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Ames Lab wins third GreenBuy Bronze Award

Ames Laboratory has been recognized as a Bronze Level recipient of the Department of Energy's GreenBuy Award for achieving excellence in Sustainable Acquisition in Fiscal Year 2017. This is the third time Ames has been recognized with a GreenBuy Award.

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Unusual rare earth compound opens door to new class of functional materials
Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered an earlier unknown discontinuous magnetoelastic transition in a rare-earth intermetallic. The mechanism of the material’s changing magnetic state is so unusual, it provides new possibilities for discovery of similar materials

 

Get to Know ... the Slowing Group
This month, we highlight the Igor Slowing research group which develops high surface nanostructured catalysts for C-C coupling and redox conversions of energy relevant molecules. The group especially pays attention to conversions of biorenewable molecules such as lignin and fatty acids to produce fuels and chemical commodities like lubricants or plastics. Find out more about these scientists and the research they conduct.

 

Ames Laboratory participating in Lab Partnering Service
Ames Laboratory is part of a new DOE Lab Partnering Service (LPS) that aims to provide investors, and other parties looking to advance energy innovation, a single location to connect with leading DOE national laboratory technical experts to quickly answer innovation questions, as well as discover opportunities for building partnerships.

 

Materials Handling program reviewed
Ames Laboratory underwent a Materials Handling review by DOE’s Office of Packaging and Transportation July 9-11. While the review team’s final report is pending, the close-out report indicated no Level 1 or 2 findings and only three Level 3 findings.

 

TIAA-CREF one-on-one counseling Aug. 21
Paige Cook from TIAA-CREF will be visiting Ames Laboratory on Tuesday, August 21st from 8:45am-4:00pm for individual counseling sessions.  The appointments will take place in the Performance Management Conference Room (112 TASF). 

 

Summer interns to participate in poster session on Aug. 1
Students participating in the SULI, CCI and VRP programs this summer will conclude their internships this Wednesday, Aug. 1 with a poster session that highlights their summer research experience. The poster session will be held 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the south half of the Hach Hall lobby.

 

Swanson joins Lab as guard
Joel Swanson joined Ames Laboratory as a plant protection guard in June, working the overnight shift. He comes to Ames Lab as a retired police officer with the ISU Police Department where he worked for 35 and a half years.

 

New tool helps combat email phishing attacks
Ames Laboratory's Enterprise Information Systems has implemented a new tool to help combat email phishing attacks. The program, Cofense Reporter, makes it easy to report a suspicious email -- you simply click on the little fish icon in the upper right-hand corner of you Gmail inbox. 

 

 
Active for Life concludes with picnic and prizes
Ames Laboratory's 2018 Active for Life campaign concluded with a picnic on Thursday, July 26. The weather was great and we had a really good turnout. Read on to see a rundown of the winners who received prizes at the picnic.

 

Operation Safety: A Step Ahead Aug. 13-17
The Operation Safety Squad is back with more events and contests. Join us the week of August 13-17 for Operation Safety: A Step Ahead. Check out the calendar inside for events, activities, and resources that benefit your health, safety, security, and wellness.  

 

Insider celebrates 25th annual Les Reed Open
The July/August 1993 issue of Insider featured a cover story on the 25th anniversary Les Reed Open golf tournament that was held at the Ballard Golf and Country Club. Reed, a senior research technician, said the annual golf event started as a group picnic and just grew over the years. Reed was also featured in a profile article.

 

August Brown Bag with Adam Aug. 15
The monthly brown bag lunch with Director Adam Schwartz for August is scheduled for August 15 at noon in 301 Spedding Hall and will focus on safety topics. Any Lab employees may attend and are welcome to bring their own lunch.

 

Farewell reception held for Argyriou
A farewell reception for Chief Research Officer Dimitri Argyriou was held Tuesday, July 24th. Argyriou announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down, citing the need to be closer to his family as the reason for his decision.

 

July 2018