Ames Laboratory's Cynthia Jenks, assistant director for scientific planning and division director of chemical and biological sciences, has been elected as a 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jenks and four Iowa State University colleagues were elected AAAS Fellows for their "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."
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Paul Canfield, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has won a 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award in recognition of his outstanding work in synthesizing and characterizing materials in single crystal form.
|The 10th annual Ames Lab Employees Holiday Auction, scheduled for Dec. 14, is drawing an ever growing number of items, but more are needed. Proceeds from this year's auction will go toward the Story County Dental Clinic.|
|The 2012 Ames Lab/ISU Science Bowl is drawing near and we're looking for volunteers. The high school event is Saturday, Jan. 28 and the middle school event is Feb. 24-25.|
|A new class of former employees from the Ames Laboratory was recently added to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Actâ€™s (EEOICPA) Special Exposure Cohort (SEC). The new class covers employees who worked at the Lab during the period from Aug. 13, 1942 through Dec. 31, 1970.|
|As the Materials Preparation Center prepares to mark its 30th anniversary in 2012, MPC staff reflected on the rewarding work it does to support researchers here at Ames Lab and throughout the world.|
|Iowa State Universityâ€™s Employee Assistance Program is offering a variety of free training sessions in December and January. These programs range from team building to integrating work and family, to better understanding yourself to maximize your output and happiness, and will all be held at the Memorial Union.|
|Javier Vela-Becerra, Ames Laboratory scientist, has made Hispanic Engineer magazineâ€™s "40 under 40" list of top young engineers.|