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Ready to Ride!

More than 40 Ames Lab employees have joined the team for the 2013 National Bike Challenge. The Challenge, which runs from May 1 through Sept. 30, has team members track and log the miles they bike to work or ride recreationally. As of April 29, more than 12,000 riders nationally have agreed to participate in the NBC. Image

King steps down to lead CMI

Image Ames Laboratory Director Alex King has decided to step down as lab director to focus his energy's on the new Critical Materials Institute. King will serve as director of the CMI, the DOE's fifth Energy Innovation Hub and Tom Lograsso has been appointed to serve as interim Ames Laboratory director (see the Highlight Story at the right).

Leadership changes for Ames Laboratory

Iowa State University senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert announced the appointment of Thomas Lograsso as interim director of the Ames Laboratory. Lograsso will replace Alex King, who is stepping down to the lead the Laboratory’s Critical Materials Institute, a $120 million DOE Energy Innovation Hub announced in January. Lograsso will assume the directorship as soon as funding for the Critical Materials Institute is received.


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