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Ames Laboratory is now Ames National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Ames Iowa, has announced a name change, to Ames National Laboratory. The change was made to more accurately reflect the institution’s past, present, and future role as a DOE National Laboratory, reinforcing the science and service it provides to meet its clean energy goals and objectives.

“This year Ames is celebrating 75 years as a DOE national laboratory,” said Geri Richmond, Under Secretary for Science and Innovation at the DOE. “The new name honors the rich history of scientific discovery at Ames, and it also emphasizes the institution's respected role as one of our seventeen National Laboratories, now and into the future.”

“Iowa State University’s partnership with the Ames National Laboratory has been an outstanding point of pride for 75 years and counting. We welcome the new name to reflect the national importance and full scope of the Laboratory’s leadership in science, technology, and engineering,” said Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen.

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