UNL Chapter of Sigma Xi honors LI-COR with its 2009 Support of Research Award

June 23, 2009 - Lincoln, NE

The UNL Chapter of Sigma Xi, a science and engineering honorary society, recognized LI-COR for its outstanding support of research at the chapter’s annual awards banquet on Thursday, April 23, 2009.

LI-COR was selected for the Support of Research Award. LI-COR instrumentation was cited for its significant contribution to climate change research where carbon and carbon dioxide flux is measured at several scales, to measuring evapotranspiration from vegetative surfaces, and for helping to enhance undergraduate education.

The Sigma Xi 2009 Award Selection Committee was chaired by Don H. Beermann, Professor of Animal Science, Office of Research Responsibility. Members of the committee were: John Osterman, Professor of Biological Sciences, Anthony F. Starace, George Holmes University Professor of Physics, Erin Blankenship, Professor of Statistics, T. Jack Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, and David Woodman, Professor of Practice, School of Biological Sciences.

Sigma Xi is an international honorary scientific research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. There are nearly 60,000 Sigma Xi members in over 500 chapters at colleges and universities, industrial research centers and government laboratories. The University of Nebraska Chapter was organized in 1897.

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