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Barton Elected President of American Chemical Society

After a one-week extension given in response to Hurricane Sandy, the members of the American Chemical Society have elected Thomas J. Barton, a retired director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and distinguished professor emeritus of chemistry, as ACS president-elect for 2013. During his three-year succession, Barton will serve as president of the society in 2014 and immediate past-president in 2015 and will also serve on the board of directors.

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Research: Ames Lab scientists develop indium-free organic light-emitting diodes
ImageAmes Laboratory scientists have discovered new ways of using a well-known polymer in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which could eliminate the need for an increasingly problematic and breakable metal-oxide used in screen displays in computers, televisions, and cell phones.

 Facilities: Sensitive Instrument Facility plans progressing
Preliminary planning for the new Sensitive Instrument Facility is basically complete and the design development is underway. If funding is finalized, the plans could be completed by Feb. 1 with construction to potentially get underway in May 2013.



 HR: Time to consider goals for the coming year


As 2012 winds down, it's a good time for employees to consider their accomplishments and set goals for the coming year. Here's some helpful information to get you on track for setting meaningful and achieveable goals for the coming year.



 Outreach: Ames Lab scientists participate in Project SEED
Ames Laboratory scientists Emily Smith and Javier Vela have served as mentors for the Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged), an eight-week science program at Iowa State University sponsored by the American Chemical Society.Image

 Education: Science Bowl Volunteers still needed
ImageAmes Laboratory/ISU Science Bowl seeks volunteers for the 2013 High School Science Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 26 and the 2013 Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 23.  Volunteers serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers for the exciting science and math game-show style competitions.

 Community: Overall United Way goal exceeded
Ames Laboratory employees have helped Iowa State surpass its $325,000 goal for this year's United Way campaign. Total contributions stand at $325,856.Image

 Special Event: Holiday Auction items still needed
ImageWith the Ames Laboratory's 11th Annual Employees Holiday Auction less than two weeks away, we are still in need of donated items to be auctioned. See what new has been added and stop by the Public Affairs office to place bids. This year the auction proceeds will benefit the Story County Raising Readers program and Bethesda Food Pantry.