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Pie chart showing how American use energy.

Sabrina Harder from the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources used this pie chart during her presentation at the NCI campus at Frederick last fall to show how Americans use energy. Courtesy of Sabrina Harder.

By Melissa Porter, Staff Writer

Spring Plant Swap 2013

This past October, you may have seen several members of the Green Team standing in front of Building 549 giving out free plants or offering to take extra plants off your hands—this was the first Green Team Fall Plant Swap.

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Winter Cornucopia

Group photo of three women.

From left: Laura Geil, previous chair of the EDT; Andrea Frydl, new chair of the EDT; and Myla Spencer, new member from the ATRF.

By Andrea Frydl, Guest Writer

Display Cases, Movies, and Raffles—Oh My!

In December, Alicia Gussio (SAIC-Frederick) and Robert Koogle (NCI) were the lucky winners of free movie tickets to Regal theaters. They each correctly answered questions about Employee Diversity Team’s (EDT’s) November display case featuring the fall harvest.

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Stull Repeats as Chili Champ

People tasting chili.

Participants took their role as chili judges seriously.

By Ken Michaels, Staff Writer

Jim Stull, winner of the ninth annual Protective Services Chili Cookoff in January of last year, proved that he’s no one-trick pony; he brought a brand new recipe to the 2013 event and won again! And he did it decisively. His Black Bean ‘n Pumpkin Chili garnered 107 points; the second place winner netted less than half that with 52.

“For me, a good chili is just not hot and spicy. It has to have a distinctive flavor that makes you want to come back for more.”

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NICBR Announces First Collaboration Project Awards

Two men viewing an instrument.

De Chen (left), FNLCR, holds the new objective lens purchased with the NICBR Collaborative Project Award. His collaborator, CPT Sanjay Krishnaswamy (right) is with USAMRIID.

Courtesy of the NICBR Public Affairs/Community Relations Subcommittee

The National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) announced the 2012 NICBR Collaboration Project Award (CPA) Program winners in December. The award, the first of its kind for NICBR, was adapted from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Young Investigator Award Program. This year, the CPA was bestowed to three research projects pertaining to collaborations between NICBR agencies.

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Remembering Joseph Mayo and His Contributions to Animal Science

Group of people sitting around a table

Joe Mayo (far right) sits with some of his immediate family. From left are Nancy Mayo (daughter-in-law), Dave Mayo (son), Bill Mayo (son), and Laura Frances Mayo (wife). Courtesy of Dave Mayo.

By Carolynne Keenan, Guest Writer

In the 1990s, when Joseph Mayo, D.V.M, ran out of gas leading coworkers home from a meeting in Bethesda, he pulled over to the side of the road on I-270 and waited for help. He didn’t have to wait long; within a few minutes a passing motorist took pity on the group of scientists and offered them a lift back to Fort Detrick.

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