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Karl Gschneidner passes away April 27

Ames Laboratory has lost an icon. Senior metallurgist Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., known internationally as Mr. Rare Earth, passed away early Wednesday morning at the age of 85. Visitation and prayer service will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 502 Douglas Ave, Ames, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, May 2. A funeral mass will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday May 3 at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 2900 Hoover Ave, Ames.


Secretary Moniz to headline SIF dedication
Friday, May 6 will be a busy day at the Ames Laboratory.  A dedication ceremony for the new Sensitive Instrument Facility will be headlined by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In addition to officially opening the new research building, Moniz will tour several labs, meet with Lab management, have lunch with Ames Laboratory post-docs and early career scientists, and hold an all-hands meeting with employees. 


Giving back to National Science Bowl
Two former Ames Laboratory High School Science Bowl competitors are giving back to the National Science Bowl by volunteering at the event. Read about Dean Jens and Doug Fuller, competitors from the 1990s and how they've continued to support the event in which they competed so many years ago.


Anderson inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. April 15 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The ceremony, which was held as part of the NAI’s Fifth Annual Conference, welcomed 168 new Fellows into the academy.  Each Fellow was presented with a special trophy, a medal and a rosette pin.


Ames Lab participates in Ames High Earth Day expo
Ames Laboratory was part of the Earth Day Expo held April 22 at Ames High School. Ames Laboratory scientists Vitalij Pecharsky and Liangfa Hu spoke to students about the Caloricool consortium and the powder-to-parts initiative respectively.
Ames, Valley competing at National Science Bowl
Ames Middle School and Valley High School are representing their respective Ames Regional Science Bowl competitions this weekend at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl. The teams arrived in the the nation's capitol on Thursday will tour various attractions before the Middle School competition begins on Saturday and the High School competition on Sunday.


41st Early Bird Golf Tourney requires first-ever playoff
For the first time ever, regulation play for the 41st annual Early Bird golf tournament ended in a tie, with two golfers shooting a best-hole score of 35 for 18 holes. The tournament was held on April 15 at Indian Creek Country Club in Nevada. Champion John Landry is pictured at right winning the playoff.


Insider looks at "Rhythm of the Night"
The April 1991 issue of Insider had a cover story on the research taking place round the clock at the Lab, particularly graduate students working all hours of the night. The issue also had a feature story on internal auditor Fran Dunshee and computer veteran Frank Carlsen.There as also recognition of Ames Lab's newest members of the ISU 25-year club.


Join Ames Lab National Bike Challenge team
“The Ames Laboratory Team” will again be participating in the National Bike Challenge from May 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016.  Log in with your existing account if you have participated in the past, or join to log the miles you ride which can be used to offset our greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle commuting.   The team will get together for group rides throughout the challenge, so be sure to register!


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April 2016