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  • One thing Andreja Bakac knows about her 37 years as a chemist -- it has been beautiful.

    "There is a lot of beauty to chemistry, the kind that anyone can appreciate. You don't have to be a scientist to see it," she said, reflecting on her career as an Ames Laboratory scientist. (03/25/14)

  • Igor Slowing, a scientist at the Ames Laboratory and adjunct professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, keeps a genealogy tree on the wall of his office--with names, dates, and pictures.

    Only it's not family history; it's academic heritage. (02/25/14)

  • Students participating in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Community College Internship (CCI) and Faculty and Student Teams (FAST) programs at Ames Laboratory are using that hands-on laboratory research experience to advance their careers. Find out how! (02/20/14)

  • Seven Ames Laboratory scientists have been recognized for their outstanding scientific achievement and service to professional organizations. (01/16/14)

  • Cutting-edge scientific analysis at the U. S. Department of Energy is not only speeding technological innovation, it’s helping keep the nation safe. Here at the Ames Laboratory, it means bringing our international reputation for advanced tools and techniques in materials characterization to the forensic field of questioned documents investigation.