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King talks lessons learned, future goals for CMI
  Two years in, the Critical Materials Institute is well on its way to meeting its five-year institutional goals and planning for its accomplishments beyond that mark, director Alex King reported in a webinar hosted for stakeholders Aug. 20.


Occupational Medicine Open House/Pre Tailgate Sept. 9
With some new employees, the start of a new school year and the upcoming Iowa State-Iowa football game, Ames Lab's Occupation Medicine department is holding an open house/Pre Tailgate Party. Ames Lab employees are encouraged to stop by from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9.


New policy in place regarding Children in the Workplace

Ames Laboratory has a new policy to guide the planning, approval, and activities for children visiting for tours, job shadows or other events. The goal of the Children in the Workplace policy (10400.001), modeled after Iowa State University’s Children in the Workplace policy, is to offer a welcoming environment and educational opportunities at Ames Laboratory to visitors under age 18, while minimizing the risk of hazards.


Ice Cream Social kicks off a new semester
Ames Laboratory staff and students gathered on Friday, Aug. 28 for an ice cream social to celebrate the start of the fall semester. Ice cream was served up by the Directors Office staff with multiple flavors and a plethora of toppings. Check out the fun in photos.
Presentation on Ames Lab's role in Manhattan project Sept. 9

Possibly the best-kept secret in Iowa State history involved the school’s critical role in purifying the uranium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. How this came about will be explained by Ames Historical Society co-president Kathy Svec and Ames Laboratory documentarian Steve Karsjen on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ames Public Library.


Ames Economic Development Commission seeking local employee input
Ames Laboratory is one of 68 Ames companies and organizations whose employees are being asked to participate in a survey being conducted by the Ames Economic Development Commission.  In reaching over 8,400 employees, it’s believed to be the largest employee survey conducted to specifically gather information on why our Ames employees choose to live in Ames or elsewhere with a focus on housing and amenities of the community.


Tough Decisions about Decision Making
If you are in a long-term relationship, it’s likely that either you or your spouse or partner has assumed all or most of the responsibility for your household’s long-term financial planning and investing. But what if your family’s decision maker becomes physically or mentally incapacitated and loses the ability to make rational decisions about your savings and investments? Here's some information you need to make informed decisions about future decisions.


Check back next month for the Insider from 1990
Back when it was a print publication, Insider wasn't published in August. Instead, August news was combined with September in a single issue. So to see what happened 25 years ago, check back next month to see the August-Septermber Insider from 1990 (Vol. 1, Issue 9).


"New to ISU" website offers help for newcomers to campus
Iowa State University's Information Technology Services has created a new website called  “New To ISU to help newcomers get up to speed quickly on the most frequently used technology on campus. The site has two sections, one for students and another for faculty and staff.