05/12/2011

Lab honored for educational outreach

Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (925) 422-5815, lucchetti1@llnl.gov




The Lab was honored recently for its community and education outreach programs by two local organizations.

At the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District's (LVJUSD) annual awards breakfast held last week, School Superintendent Kelly Bowers recognized Lawrence Livermore Lab with the district's Partner in Education award. She commended the Lab's efforts, particularly in providing community tours, Super Science field trips, Fun with Science, Science on Saturday, teacher professional development programs and for operating the Discovery Center. In addition, she thanked Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the Lab's manager, for its generous donations by the LLNS community gift program to LVJUSD over the past several years.

Later that morning, the Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative (TEC) celebrated its 20th anniversary at a program held in Pleasanton, where the Lab was recognized for being the only industry member on the TEC administrative council. Nadine Horner of the Lab's Public Affairs Office represents the Lab on the council.

The TEC is a Carl Perkins IV grant-funded effort that has prepared students for college and careers since 1991. TEC is a collaborative forum that evaluates and plans career technical education articulation strategies through a regional effort among local education jurisdictional governing boards including: Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, Las Positas College, Dublin Unified School District, LVJUSD, Pleasanton Unified School District, Sunol Unified School district and Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program.


Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides solutions to our nation's most important national security challenges through innovative science, engineering and technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.