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|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.|
|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.|
Gary Walter, Sallie Spencer, Alex Burgher and Vince Dahl are August’s Safety Heroes for identifying and remedying potentially hazardous equipment on the dumpster at the Warehouse.
STOP: Walter, warehouse storekeeper, noticed that the two dumpster lid lift assists, devices on the sides of a heavy lid that help open it and slow its closure, were not working properly.
THINK: Walter was concerned the lift assists could fail and cause the dumpster lid to close very quickly, potentially injuring someone placing garbage in the dumpster, so he notified ESH&A about his concern.
|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.|
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.
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.