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Wilhelm Children Pay a Visit to the Ames Laboratory

Ames Laboratory’s contributions to the Manhattan Project were front and center on Thursday, September 9, first at the Laboratory and then at the Ames Public Library. At midafternoon, the Laboratory hosted a visit from Dr. Harley Wilhelm’s four children, Lorna, Max, Myrna and Gretchen, who toured Wilhelm Hall, stopping to talk over old times in Wilhelm’s old office and laboratory on the first floor and in the basement of the building.


Occ Med open house/tailgate

Occupational Medicine hosted an open house and tailgate party on Sept. 9 in advance of the Iowa State v. Iowa football game (we won't talk about that!). The event gave employees a chance to meet the new staff, take a tour, receive a free blood pressure screening , enjoy treats and enter a prize drawing. More photos inside.


Teaching kids about money

Conversations about money can be sensitive, particularly when your kids are age 12 and under. Some parents believe that young children should be spared from any discussions regarding money, and wait to teach their kids about money until they’re more grown-up. In reality, the right conversations early on can give kids a foundation for financial literacy. By teaching your children sensible habits about saving and spending, you can set them up to handle money wisely their entire lives.


Scientific Modeling: our scientists in portrait

This spring Public Affairs asked professional photographer Shauna Stephenson to capture our scientists in portrait, and we are ready to share her beautiful work with the staff at Ames Laboratory.  All are welcome to drop by and see the new portraits for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Desserts and coffee will be served. Afterward, the portraits will be hung in their permanent location in the first floor hallway, TASF.


Benefits Open Change Coming Soon - Mark Your Calendars!

The Benefits Open Change period to elect or change your health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and eyewear plan for the upcoming plan year (health and dental only for post-doctoral associates). is coming up soon.  Even if you are not planning to change your benefit elections, it is a great opportunity to review your benefits and beneficiaries



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