LI-COR Announces Second LEEF Program for Undergraduate Institutions

September 19th, 2007

Lincoln, Nebraska: LI-COR is contributing more than $500,000 in funding for colleges and universities through its LI-COR Environmental Education Fund (LEEF II) program. The LEEF II program is intended for use by undergraduate students studying biology, environmental science, and related fields. At least twenty grants will be awarded for use by four-year undergraduate institutions to acquire the LI-COR LEEF II Package that includes the LI-6400XTR Portable Photosynthesis and Fluorescence System.

The LEEF program is part of LI-COR's ongoing commitment to help colleges enhance their undergraduate science programs using inquiry-based learning. "The versatility of the LI-6400 should also foster creativity among students to develop and ask significant or global experimental questions, which can be addressed at a local level," says Dr. Andreas Madlung, University of Puget Sound, a LEEF program recipient.

LI-COR offers a similar program for undergraduate programs in genomics called the LI-COR Genomics Education Matching Fund (GEMF). Additional information on the LEEF II program is available by clicking here.

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