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The U.S. Department of Energy will fund two additional cutting-edge research projects at the Ames Laboratory through its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy's (ARPA-E) Rare Earth Alternatives in Critical Technologies (REACT) program. The project are aimed at replacing rare-earths in magnets used for wind turbines and electric vehicles.
A retirement reception for Sandi Bishop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 2-4 p.m. in Room 205 TASF.
|Mark your calendars! The 10th annual (yes, TENTH!) Ames Laboratory Holiday Auction will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14th. Items are already starting to appear but we need lots more to surpass the nearly $4,500 raised last year.|
|Ames Lab physicist Alex Travesset published an article in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal Science that points to new processes that allow nanoparticles to assemble themselves into designer materials could solve some of today's technology challenges.|
|Ames Lab employees will have another opportunity to meet with a TIAA-CREF financial consultant on Monday, Nov. 7. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 or call (866) 843-5640, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|While some Ames Lab employees dressed up for Halloween, they also had a chance to dress up a cookie with a variety of frosting, sprinkles and candy. So who won the cookie contest? You'll have to go to the story to find out!|
|The Laboratory is collecting mixed paper for recycling. Please bring your unwanted mixed paper (calendars, manuals, catalogs, etc.) to the Ames Laboratory Storeroom or 118 Wilhelm Hall. Collection is from November 14 - 18, 2011.|
|Hazmat response teams from the Ames Fire Department and Ames Lab staff had the opportunity to test their skills during three days of drills earlier this month. A team from each of AFD's three shifts responded to a mock chemical spill situation in Metals Development.|