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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Donates $10,000 to Dublin High School’s Engineering Academy

February 26, 2012

The Dublin High School Engineering and Design Academy Open House Starring MythBusters started with a bang last Wednesday, but not the explosive kind. Before the entrance of MythBusters stars Adam Savage and Kari Byron, Jim Bono (Director of Public Affairs – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) presented a donation of $10,000 to Dublin High School’s Engineering and Design Academy. The $10,000 donation builds on over $100,000 in donations and grants to Dublin High’s Engineering Academy since the program launched in 2010.

Jim Bono presented the check to Dublin Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hanke, School Board President Greg Tomlinson, Principal Carol Shimizu, Assistant Principal Bill Branca and Student Body President Tatum Wheeler. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory also contributed a Demonstration Station at the event with their ‘Fun With Science’ program featuring interactive science activities. Twenty local schools, colleges and organizations participated in the event. Dublin High engineering and Robotics Club students also built a duct tape suspension bridge as part of the National Engineers Week celebration.

Dublin High’s Engineering Academy is built on Project Lead the Way’s curriculum designed for middle and high school students. Fallon Middle School launched the precursor Gateway to Engineering program for the 2011-12 school year.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Presents Donation to Dublin High (Credit: Marc Davis)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Fun With Science display (Credit: Marc Davis)

MythBusters Adam Savage and Kari Byron visit a Dublin High Demonstration Station (Credit: Marc Davis)

Dublin High School Engineering Academy Open House Demonstration Stations (Credit: Marc Davis)

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