"Providing Teachers with a Real World Context to Teach Science"

The Teacher Research Academy (TRA) offers middle school, high school and community college faculty unique professional development experiences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). TRA teachers participate in a continuum of standards-based instruction, enabling them to progress from novice to mastery in exciting scientific disciplines while they experience the application of real world science in an environment teachers seldom experience.


Take Highway 580 towards Livermore from any of the surrounding areas.

  • Take the Greenville Avenue exit.
  • From I-580 EAST, turn left at the stop sign.
  • From I-580 West, stay to the right.
  • Turn right at Greenville Avenue.
  • Turn right at Eastgate Drive, at the Laboratory's east entrance.
  • Turn right into the Department of Applied Science parking lot, before the guard gate.
  • ETEC is B6675.

ETEC Building