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Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Karl Gschneidner Jr., right, listens to a speaker during "Rare Earths for Life," a colloquium given Nov. 16 in honor of his 85th birthday and more than 60 years of service to Ames Lab and Iowa State University. Read an interview with Mr. Rare Earth HERE.

Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin Orr, center, listens as Ames Laboratory's Matt Kramer, right, talks about the new equipment to be installed in the Lab's new Sensitive Instrument facility while beam line coordinator Lin Zhou and Ames Lab COO Mark Murphy look on. Orr visited the Lab on Oct. 14 and spoke to employees at an all-hands meeting.

Graduate student Eeshita Manna inspects an OLED array in the lab.

Graduate student Eeshita Manna inspects an OLED array in the lab. She and other Ames Laboratory researchers created an all-organic UV on-chip spectrometer that can be used in a variety of applications for sensing and analysis. READ MORE

Chris Strasburg discovered an interest in research while working in systems support and cybersecurity. He’s now Ames Laboratory’s cybersecurity manager and working toward a Ph.D. in computer science at Iowa State University, studying artificial intelligence approaches, automation of computer languages, and network security. READ MORE

Todd Zdorkowski (left) and Deb Covey present Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Techology Transfer Mid-Continent Region Outstanding Laboratory Award. Zdorkowski received the award on behalf of the Lab at the FLC's Mid-Continent Region annual meeting on Aug. 26.