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Ames Tribune staff writer Julie Ferrell talked recently with Ames Laboratory researcher Ikenna Nlebedim about his work in recycling rare-earth magnet waste. The project, funded by the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Energy Innovation Hub headquartered at Ames Laboratory, successfully used magnet scrap collected from the factory floor to create new magnets. The story appeared in the Sunday, July 12 edition.
|The June 1990 issue of Insider had a cover story on the OSHA Inspection that resulted in an overall rating of Excellent. Other features from the issue included a story on Lewis Oswood who grew orchids as a hobby, awards for James Vary, Kerry Whisnant, Jim Fritz, and Glennn Schrader, and artwork by Ed Gurganus.|
|During her June 12 visit to Ames Laboratory, Department of Energy Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall gave an all-hands address to Ames Laboratory employees and others from the Iowa State and Ames Community. Sherwood-Randall talked about her background and then shared some insights on the DOE’s priorities and how those relate to the Ames Laboratory.|
|Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall held a roundtable Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University and local officials to discuss the importance of STEM education to the Department of Energy, to listen to short descriptions of research projects from the Laboratory’s education program students and others and to have an open dialogue with city and national representatives on STEM-related workforce development and opportunities for strengthening exiting relationships between the Ames Laboratory, the city of Ames and other groups.|
|Critical Materials Institute Director Alex King testified this month before the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology (SS&T).|
|A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste and creates useful magnets out of it. Efficient waste-recovery methods for rare-earth metals are one way to reduce demand for these limited mined resources.|