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|Ames Laboratory will be collecting mixed paper for recycling throughout the month of May. Materials may be dropped off at the Ames Lab storeroom in Spedding Hall or room 118A in Wilhelm Hall.|
|Human Resources is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 12PM - 1PM in 205 TASF. Dennis Dornink from Employee & Family Resources (our Employee Assistance Program provider) will present Stress Management - Resiliency. Employees are welcome to bring their lunch to the session.|
Joseph Murphy, son of Ames Lab COO Mark Murphy, won the 37th Annual Early Bird Golf Tournament, held April 6. Murphy edged Tom Lograsso by two strokes to take home the traveling plaque and a 2012 US Infantry commemorative silver dollar.
Ames Laboratory's 7th annual Red Cross Blood Drive, held April 10 came up a bit short of it's goal. The Lab had hoped to collect 45 units of blood but the finall tally was 36 units. TASF had the most donors and volunteers to win treats from the Occupational Medicine staff.
|Scientists have overcome a major hurdle facing quantum computing: how to protect quantum information from degradation by the environment while simultaneously performing computation in a solid-state quantum system. The research was reported in the April 5 issue of Nature.|
|Ames Laboratory is celebrating it's 65th anniversary in 2012 and a number of events and activities have been planned throughout the month of May to mark the occasion.|
|On April 5, 30 employees were honored for their years of service to the Ames Laboratory at the annual service awards luncheon. Employees were recognized for 10 to 45 years of service, and five-year intervals in between. Fran Laabs, pictured with Ames Lab Director Alex King, was the longest serving employee with 45 years of service.|
|Ames Laboratory scientists have designed a method to evaluate different conductors for use in metamaterial structures, which are engineered to exhibit properties not possible in natural materials. The work was reported this month in Nature Photonics.|