The Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) is a collaborative between the UC Davis School of Education and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), established to provide K-14 teacher professional development around science and technology. ETEC is named for Dr. Edward Teller, who was a preeminent physicist of the twentieth century and science education advocate. Dr. Teller was the co-founder and director emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and professor emeritus at UC Davis.
The Edward Teller Education Center utilizes its location at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the School of Education at UC Davis to bring teachers and scientists together to develop classroom applications based upon cutting-edge research. We recruit teacher leaders, including National Board certified teachers, to deliver professional development and student enrichment programs that are standards-based and include effective instructional strategies.