LLNS gifts to benefit science programs in five local school districts

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

(From left) Jim Bono, LLNL; James Franco, Tracy; Bryce Custodio, Dublin; Tony Dennis and Kevin Johnson, Pleasanton; Kelly Bowers, Livermore; and Stan Hitomi, San Ramon.

Photo by Julie Korhummel/PAO

Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), the entity that manages the Laboratory (LLNL), has distributed gifts of $10,000 each to five school districts in the neighboring cities of Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Tracy in support of their respective science programs.

The gifts totaling $50,000 were presented to district representatives at the Laboratory's Science on Saturday lecture series at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Accepting the gifts were:

Superintendent Kelly Bowers, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District; Kevin Johnson and Tony Dennis, Pleasanton Unified School District; Bryce Custodio, Dublin Unified School District; Stan Hitomi, San Ramon Valley Unified School District; and Superintendent James Franco, Tracy Unified School District.

LLNS provides funds to non-profit organizations dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math education

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.