Two Livermore high school students have won the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's prestigious Edward Teller Science Scholarship. This year's award winners are Saqib Mohammad of Livermore High School and Grant Zhu of Granada High School.
The awards, instituted in 2004 in honor of the late Dr. Teller, renowned physicist and Lab co-founder, are given by the Laboratory to graduating seniors who excel in science studies. Each student will receive a $1,500 scholarship toward his college education.
Mohammad was the lead programmer for the Livermore Robotics Team that took first place at the international Robofest competition. He hopes to study electrical and computer engineering at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Zhu is passionate about science and took seven science courses in his four years of high schools. He also participated in the Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair in his junior year. He plans to attend UC Berkeley to study electrical engineering.
The awards were presented to the students by Lab managers at each of their high school's awards ceremonies in Livermore.
Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.