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Honors and Awards

Clem receives IEEE Superconductivity Award

John R. Clem, Senior Physicist Emeritus, Ames Laboratory and Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus, Iowa State University, has been selected to receive the 2012 IEEE Council On Superconductivity Award for Significant and Sustained Contributions to Applied Superconductivity. The award, consisting of a plaque, a medallion made of niobium, and a $5,000 honorarium, will be presented on October 8 at the 2012 Applied Superconductivity Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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Facilities: Luck and help got Metals Development reopened quickly
ImageLast month's electrical fire in Metals Development knocked the building out of commission for a short time ... much shorter than expected. With some luck and help from ISU, the building was actually back in operation by late afternoon the same day.

 Special Event: Field operations chief visits Ames Laboratory
Joe McBrearty, DOE Office of Science Deputy Director of Field Operations, toured Ames Laboratory July 23. McBrearty, who was accompanied by program analyst Gene Runkle and Ames Site Office manager Cynthia Baebler, looked at existing facilities and ongoing improvement projects and met with administrative staff during his visit.Image

 People: New physician in Occupational Medicine
ImageAmes Laboratory’s Occupational Medicine department has a new physician, Dr. Margaret Evans. Evans, who replaces the retired Dr. Steven Sheldahl, joined the Lab on July 23 and will work a Monday through Wednesday schedule.

 Around the Lab: Video "library" continues to grow
Ames Laboratory's list of videos continues to expand on YouTube and on our own website.  The latest Ames Lab 101 video features Bill McCallum talking about his ARPA-E-funded work on replacing neodymium in rare-earth magnets with more readily available cerium. You can also watch historical videos on the Ames Project and the Hot Canyon.Image

 Education: Summer internship programs winding down
ImageAmes Laboratory's summer internship programs are winding down. The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Community College Internship (CCI) and Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) began in late May and will conclude later this week with poster sessions on Thursday and Friday.