This year, The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education awarded $60,000 in grants and awards. All grants and awards were given at the annual Nuckolls Fund luncheon held at LIGHTFAIR International in San Diego on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
One $20,000 Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant was awarded to the University of Idaho. Dr. Leyla Sanati will develop and deliver a new course in lighting in the College of Art and Architecture, but the course will also be available to students in interior design. A second $20,000 Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant was awarded to Philadelphia University. Four faculty members will develop and deliver a new course called “Lighting Design”. This course will be the first of four courses that will create an undergraduate Lighting minor and a graduate Lighting concentration across two colleges at the university.
The $5,000 Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award was given to Mr. Jeffrey Mundinger who is studying lighting at Penn State University. The $5,000 Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award was given to Mr. Thomas Mnich, from Germany, who is studying lighting at Parsons the New School for Design. One $5,000 Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award was given to Mr. Rohan Nagare who is studying lighting at RPI’s Lighting Research Center. A second $5,000 Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award was given to Ms. Shelby White who is studying lighting at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The Nuckolls Fund has continued to update its website at www.nuckollsfund.org and has become a substantial resource for educational materials. There are eight teaching modules on the site and the proceedings from the IES Symposium “Light+Seniors: A Vision for the Future”. There are also three videos of the work done by Cindy Limauro during lighting design workshops she developed with Nuckolls Funds grants.
All are available at no charge.