LRC graduate students earn prestigious scholarships, awards
Seven graduate students from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have earned prestigious awards this year, including the Nuckolls Fund Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award, the IESNYC Scholarship, the IESNYC Thesis Prize, the Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant, the ARCC Dissertation Award, the ARCC King Student Medal, and the Rensselaer School of Architecture Graduate Recognition Award.
In 1990, the LRC became the first university research centre to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs to educate future leaders in lighting. With more than 35 faculty and staff working closely with 15 select graduate students, and a 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory space, the LRC is the largest university-based lighting research and education organisation in the world.
LRC Associate Director and Professor Russ Leslie, said, “Of particular note is the fact that several of the award submissions were bolstered by the students’ application of research principles, and that is a reflection of the LRC’s graduate program curriculum.”