| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY AWARDS $50,000 TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SUPPORT OF SCIENCE PROGRAMS
LIVERMORE, Calif., March 6, 2012 —Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), the entity that manages the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has distributed a $10,000 gift to each of its five neighboring school districts in the 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: School Superintendent Kelly Bowers, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District; Joan Laursen, Pleasanton school board president, Ken Rocha, principal, Harvest Park Middle School and Tony Dennis, Project Lead the Way teacher, Pleasanton Unified School District; School Superintendent Stephen Hanke, Dublin Unified School District; Stan Hitomi, district director for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), San Ramon Valley Unified School District; and Kirk Brown, teacher, Tracy Unified School District.
LLNS provides funds to non-profit organizations dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math education.
(From left) Jim Bono, director of Public Affairs, LLNL; Kirk Brown, Tracy Unified School District; Stan Hitomi, San Ramon Valley Unified School District; School Superintendent Stephen Hanke, Dublin Unified School District; Ken Rocha, Tony Dennis and Joan Laursen, Pleasanton Unified School District; and School Superintendent Kelly Bowers, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. (Click to view larger image).
LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. LLNS is comprised of: Bechtel, the largest project management contractor in the United States; The University of California, the world's largest public research institution; BWX Technologies and Washington Group International, the top two DOE nuclear facilities contractors; and Battelle, a global leader in science and technology and technology commercialization. The team also includes Texas A&M University, which provides programs in homeland security and national security.
More information on LLNS is available on the Website, www.llnsllc.com