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New vendor chosen for Ames Laboratory travel

For many years Ames Laboratory has worked with Travel and Transport (T&T) to help with domestic and international travel needs in conjunction with Ames Laboratory’s Travel Office.  Iowa State University recently completed a competitive proposal process in which Key Travel was chosen to replace T&T and was awarded a contract.  Travel representatives from Ames Laboratory attended the presentations by the vendors being evaluated, and we will soon be entering into our own agreement with Key Travel while taking advantage of the service and pricing offered in the ISU award. 

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2017 Year in Review
2017 was a busy year for Ames Laboratory. Take a look at the notable achievements from the past year.

 

Double reason to wear red on Friday, Feb. 2
If you've run into Ames Laboratory health physics technician Drew Fullerton on a Friday, chances are he's either complemented you on your red clothing, or hassled you about why you're not wearing red. It's not because red is his favorite color. Fullerton, a Desert Storm veteran, is an avid supporter of the RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) Shirt Fridays organization that promotes wearing red clothing on Fridays as a reminder of service personnel deployed around the globe.

 

Johnston wins 2018 High School Science Bowl
Johnston High School topped a field of 39 teams from around the state to win the 2018 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl here on Jan. 27. Johnston will now represent the Iowa Region in the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C. April 26-30.

 

February is all things heart!
Sure, Valentine’s Day happens on the 14th, but more importantly it’s National Heart Awareness Month. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women and men accounting for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States? Risk factors include obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and high blood pressure. Find out how you can reduce your risk and sharpen your skills.

 

Learn how to "unplug" from the digital world
Are you looking for tips on how to unplug from the digital world?  Register to attend the ‘Unplugged’ workshop  on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm in the Memorial Union-Pioneer Room.

 

Lab receives Occupational Excellence Award from National Safety Council
Ames Laboratory received a National Safety Council Occupational Excellence Achievement Award in recognition of the overall safety record in 2017. 

 

Department of Energy Photo Contest
The Department of Energy Photo Contest officially launched on January 16, 2018!  Each quarter a new photo will be picked to display in the reception area on the 7thfloor.  Photos submitted should highlight the Department’s efforts to advance America’s energy independence and innovation, or show how ENERGY is found in daily life.

 

4th Annual Pancake Breakfast set for Feb. 15
Ames Laboratory's 4th annual pancake breakfast will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15 in 205 TASF. Exec will be serving Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 

Go for the "Gold" when choosing wireless for personal devices
Think like a Winter Olympian and go for the "Gold" when choosing an Ames Laboratory wireless network for your cell phone, tablet or personal laptop. "Gold" provides protection for employees and is one of three wireless networks at  Ames Laboratory. 

 

Insider celebrates 50th Anniversary of Manhattan Project
The January 1993 issue of Insider provided coverage of Ames Laboratory's celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Manhattan Project. The issue had coverage of a Dec. 4, 1992 ceremony that paid tribute to the past and the Lab's origins in the Manhattan Project. 

 

Retirement webinars coming up
Iowa State University Benefits Office and TIAA are sponsoring a number of upcoming retirement webinars. 

 

Nominations for various awards coming up
The Operations Awards Committee would like to remind you to check our website for information on upcoming awards and how to nominate Ames Laboratory employees. Most notably, due dates for Iowa State University’s P&S and Alumni awards are coming up in early February. 

 

January 2018