Good morning Ecological, Genetics & Physiological Section Members
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I am passing on the following announcement for your consideration.

LI-COR Announces Environmental Education Fund Program For Undergraduate Institutions

LI-COR Biosciences is offering $500,000 in funding for colleges and universities through its LI-COR Environmental Education Fund (LEEF). LEEF grants are to be used by four-year undergraduate institutions to acquire a LI-COR Portable Photosynthesis and Fluorescence System for use by undergraduate students studying biology, environmental science and related fields. The LEEF program is part of LI-COR’s ongoing commitment to help colleges enhance their undergraduate science programs using inquiry-based learning. LI-COR offers a similar program for undergraduate programs in genomics (

"Our program will help colleges and universities enhance their coursework with hands-on training for undergraduate students," says Chris Mantzios, LI-COR LEEF program coordinator. "Colleges will be evaluated on how they will incorporate the LI-COR LI-6400 System into their curriculum as a main criteria for the award process. We plan to award 20 LEEF grants worth $25,000 each."

For more than 35 years LI-COR has maintained a worldwide reputation for producing rugged, reliable, portable instrumentation for environmental research. The LI-6400 is the most cited photosynthesis instrument in refereed journals. The LI-6400 is an ideal instrument for inquiry-based learning, which helps colleges better prepare their students for graduate work and employment.

Deadline for submission of grant requests is February 15, 2007. Awards will be announced by March 15, 2007.

For complete program details, including pricing information, please contact Chris Mantzios at 1.800.447.3576 or email at

Leef Program Brochure -


Anitra Thorhaug
Chair - Physiological Section
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