|Finding ways to ensure the planet’s supply of rare earths and other materials necessary for clean energy technologies is a global challenge, and experts from around the world gathered to address it at the fourth annual EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials on Sept. 8, in Ames, Iowa.|
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Ames Lab's National Bike Challenge team continues to rack up miles heading into the final month of the challenge. To date, Ames Lab's 33riders have logged more than 10.400 miles -- three coast-to-coast trips across the U.S!
|Want to get more out of your Android phone's battery? Here are some tips to help you out.|
|From free legal documents to discounts on dental, optical, hearing services and even magazine subscriptions, there are lots of benefits available to ISU employees of which you may not be aware.|
|Wellmark, Iowa State University's insurance carrier, offers suggestions for preventative care. Check out their suggestions for taking care of yourself at every age.|
|This year, United Way of Story County is calling attention to one of its supported projects, the Backpack Program, which provides bags of healthy, kid-friendly food to low-income children on weekends and school breaks, when they donâ€™t have access to school lunches.|
While this summer's rains have slowed construction, work is progressing on Ames Lab's new Sensitive Instrument Facility. Check out some photos and link to the webcam so you can follow daily progress.
|The system that the University (and Lab) uses to manage position descriptions is undergoing an upgrade. PeopleAdmin 7.0 boasts new features that are user friendly and intuitive â€“ much like a typical website would do and also will help Ames Lab Human Resources streamline the recruitment and hiring process.|
|A renewed focus on safety was the purpose of a series of all-hands meetings. Ames Lab Director Adam Schwartz asked employees to "Stop, Think and Check" in response to a number of recent safety issues and injuries.|
|Three Ames Laboratory physicists, Paul Canfield, Sergey Bud'ko, and Costas Soukoulis, were recently named to Thomson Reuters' World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.|