May, 2019

From inception, the Fund has given $1,210,000 to support lighting education in North America.

In 2019, a 20,000 Nuckolls Fund Grant was given to Mississippi State University to assist in the development of a new class, Lessons from the Theatre: Architectural Lighting Design. The
addition of the course to the current lighting curriculum will allow students to complete the requirements for a lighting certification. Principal investigator for this grant is Robin Carroll.

A second $20,000 Nuckolls Fund Grant was presented to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center to develop and deliver a new course in lighting, Lighting for Plant
Growth and Health. Mark Rea, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator with Co-Principal Investigator Leora Radestky.

The $10,000 Edison Price Fellowship Grant was awarded to Asha Hegde, Ph.D. from Texas State University who will pursue an eight-week mentorship program with Professor Mariana G. Figueiro of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

$5,000 Awards
James Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award: Andi Walter, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award: Rohan Nagare, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Designers Lighting Forum of New York, Student Achievement Award: Aldo Jacques Espina, Parsons School of Design, and Laura Hinkle, Pennsylvania State University.

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