SOURCE: ADInstruments, Inc.

July 09, 2007 09:00 ET

ADInstruments to Donate a LabTutor® Human Physiology System to Support Science Education in New Orleans

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - ADInstruments, Inc. today announced the donation of a LabTutor® Human Physiology System to the New Orleans Regional Science & Math Center.

Like the rest of region, New Orleans schools are still rebuilding post-Katrina. The district's science program was extensively affected, but is recovering, with seven new high schools scheduled to open by year's end.

The New Orleans Regional Science and Math Center was developed in the storm's aftermath by educators Dana Gonzalez and Andrea Walker, and is administered by the University of New Orleans Foundation. According to Dana Gonzalez, the Center was created to ensure that science and math remained a priority during the rebuilding of the school system. "We wanted to ensure that even though political fences were going up, we were still working to support science in all city and state public classrooms," said Dana Gonzalez.

"If it had not been for the support of companies like ADInstruments, we would not be able to offer resources and training to many grateful teachers."

The donated Physiology System will support the biology curriculum of fifteen secondary schools. Additionally, ADInstruments will train twenty teachers at professional development days, led by Dr. Wes Colgan, Ph.D., ADInstruments' education project manager and a former instructor at Louisiana Tech University.

"We want to give New Orleans secondary students an advantage by providing them with access to knowledge and technology usually reserved for college students," said Dr Colgan.

The ADInstruments Equipment Grant Program was recently established to support communities that will benefit most from access to new technologies.

About ADInstruments

Established in 1988, ADInstruments is a world-leading provider of computer-based data acquisition and analysis systems for life science research and education. Based on the PowerLab® data acquisition system with ChartTM, ScopeTM and LabTutor® software, ADInstruments products enable users to record, display and analyze life science data quickly and efficiently, whether it is to speed up research projects, or to advance understanding of scientific concepts in biomedical classrooms. PowerLab systems are used in the world's best academic institutions, pharmaceutical and contract research laboratories, government organizations, and a wide range of private companies.

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