Ames Laboratory re-named

The US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory 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,” a press release said.

“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.”