The University of California's Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) in Livermore has a new director, Carey Kopay of Lincoln, Calif. Kopay assumed leadership from ETEC's first director, Stan Hitomi, on Oct. 30.
Kopay received a master's degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was the assistant director of the University of California, Davis Biotechnology Program, where she led K-14 educational outreach and facilitated partnerships between industry and high school science programs. She has a California State Teaching Credential in biology and general science and has taught at both the high school and community college levels
Established in 2001 by the University of California Office of the President, ETEC is located adjacent to the Department of Applied Science (DAS) facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's east gate. In collaboration with UC Davis, UC Merced and LLNL, ETEC is dedicated to providing professional development for K-12 teachers within the Tri-Valley area and San Joaquin Valley.
Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and to apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.