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LEEF Program Benefits
The LEEF grant program equips college classrooms with research-grade instrumentation. LI-COR instruments are recognized worldwide for standard-setting innovation in plant and environmental sciences.
LEEF offers a variety of benefits to students, faculty, and the university as a whole.
- Learn to operate scientific equipment and follow a project from start to finish
- Conduct hands-on research using the most advanced instrumentation available
- Develop critical thinking, problem identification, and time management skills
- Gain an advantage when applying for employment or graduate school
- Integrate ongoing research with teaching
- Interact with students using instruments in the classroom and in the field
- Use LI-COR's software for enhanced teaching
- Explain complex processes more easily
- Students are better prepared to enter graduate level studies
- Enhanced student/faculty interaction
- Instrumentation helps with faculty and curriculum development
- Classroom scientific research enhances recognition and recruitment