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Honors and Awards
Rare-earth recycling research receives two R&D 100 Awards

Acid-free Dissolution Recycling of Rare Earth Elements and Cobalt, developed at Ames Laboratory received two awards at the R&D 100 award ceremony on November 16 -- the R&D 100 award and special recognition for Outstanding Environmental Innovation

Ames Laboratory researchers Ikenna Nlebedim and Denis Prodius attended the R&D 100 award ceremony on November 16 at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, in conjunction with the fourth annual R&D 100 Conference. Their research was sponsored by the Critical Materials Institute, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory. 


Get to Know ... Superconductivity & Magnetism Low-temperature Laboratory
They work in what is literally the coolest lab in Iowa ... and most of the country for that matter! Meet Ames Laboratory's Superconductivity and Magnetism Low-temperature Lab group, led by Ruslan Prozorov. 
Vets recognized on Veterans Day
Ames Laboratory veterans were invited to gather for a recognition breakfast on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The group shared stories from their years in the service, and members of the Director's Office and Human Resources thanked them for their service on behalf of the Lab.


SULI Fall Semester Poster Session
Ames Laboratory's three fall semester Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) students will participate in a poster session to demonstrate what they've learned over the past 16 weeks. The session will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10:00-11:30 AM in 205 TASF. Please come and ask our students about their research projects.    


Telephone Services added to ServiceNow Catalog
Operational information and processes continue to be added to ServiceNow, Ames Laboratory's performance management software. The latest addition is Telephone Services which allows customers to request a new phone, move an existing phone, disconnect a phone, change billing information, or update name or voicemail.


DOE accountability exercise Dec. 11
The DOE will be conducting its quarterly personnel accountability drill at 8:00 a.m. CT, Tuesday, December 11. The reporting format will be similar to the August exercise. Information and a Google form will be sent to all personnel the morning of the drill.


Lii-Rosales receives AVS Nellie Yeoh Whetten Award
Ames Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Ann Lii-Rosales is the winner of the 2018 AVS (formerly the American Vacuum Society) Nellie Yeoh Whetten Award.


Recognize P&S coworkers in Council newsletter
The Professional and Scientific Council Newsletter will now provide an opportunity to highlight ISU staff. Use this link to nominate a Professional and Scientific employee or team doing great work in your areas. 


Postdocs join Ames Laboratory
Three new postdoc researchers joined Ames Laboratory in November. Welcome to Elijah Gordon, Yuchen Pei, and Georgiy Akopov.


Operation Safety activities for December
The Operation Safety Team has lined up a special presentation for the Dec. 12 Lunch and Learn. Tobias Brown, Manager of Orangetheory Fitness will be here to speak about his fitness program that uses high-intensity interval training to help burn more calories than traditional exercise or burn the same in less time and elevate your metabolism for hours after exercise.


Volunteers needed for upcoming Science Bowl events

Ames Laboratory Regional Science Bowl is seeking 150 volunteers, both scientific and nonscientific, for its 2019 competitions. Volunteers serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers, scorekeepers and runners during the competition. High School Science Bowl will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 and Middle School Science Bowl will be held Saturday, Feb 16. 


Insider shines a light on organ donation
The November 1993 issue of Insider had a cover story on Ames Laboratory graduate student Kellie Campbell who underwent a liver transplant in August and a bike ride fundraiser held by Lab employees to raise money for Campbell and help raise awareness of the need for organ donation. The issue also had features on recreating Damascus steel and the Lab's Engineering Services Electronics shop.


18th annual Holiday auction Dec. 5
Ames Laboratory's 18th annual Holiday Auction will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Spedding Auditorium. Proceeds from this year's auction will go to Lutheran Services in Iowa (Beloit House) and the Bethesda Food Pantry. Silent auction items include a BeeGees boxed set (left) -- get your disco on!


Mentors sought for Ames Lab internship programs
Scientists/mentors are being sought for the Laboratory's 2019 summer SULI and CCI internship programs. If you are unfamiliar with the programs or might like a refresher, Steve Karsjen will host three Q&A sessions on Dec. 4 (11 a.m.), Dec. 6 (1 p.m.) and Dec. 11 (3 p.m.) in room 140 TASF.
Season of Giving -- Ames Lab Blood Drive Dec. 10
Ames Laboratory will hold a Season of Giving blood drive on Monday, December 10. The Red Cross drive will be held 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 301 Spedding.


December brown bag with Adam Dec. 6
The monthly brown bag lunch with Director Adam Schwartz for December is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6 at noon in 301 Spedding Hall. Any Lab employees may attend and are welcome to bring their own lunch.


November 2018