Current Grant Activities

University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017
This $20,000 Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant was given to Jae Yong Suk Ph.D. as the Principal Investigator to develop and deliver a new course in lighting for upper level undergraduate students in both their Architecture and Interior Design Programs.  This grant is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

Edison Price Fellowship Grant in 2017
This $10,000 Grant was awarded to Elif Tural Ph.D. from Virginia Tech who will pursue a summer internship with the lighting design firm Oculus Light Studio in Los Angeles, California.

Edison Price Fellowship Grant in 2017
This $10,000 Grant was awarded to Nam-Kyu Park Ph.D. from the University of Florida who will pursue a summer internship with the lighting design firm Francis Krahe & Associates in Los Angeles, California.

Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award in 2017
This $5,000 Award was given to Rohan Nagare who is studying lighting at RPI’s Lighting Research Center in Troy, New York.  Mr. Nagare is a Ph.D. student in their Light and Health program which is his chosen area for his doctoral dissertation.  He will use his award to fund research for his dissertation.

Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award in 2017
This $5,000 Award was given to Fatema Almajed, from Bahrain, who is studying lighting at University of Colorado at Boulder.  Ms. Almajed had the highest GPA in her graduating class.  She now plans to pursue an Architectural Engineering Master’s degree.  She will use her award to help fund her continued studies.    

Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award in 2017
This $5,000 Award was given to Michael Kuhlenengel who is studying lighting at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  Mr. Kuhlenengel is in their Architectural Engineering Ph.D. program and has been awarded a Research Assistantship.  He will use his award to help fund his current research project.  

Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award in 2017
This $5,000 Award was given to Madeline Halpern who is studying lighting at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Ms. White has completed her undergraduate degree and already has serious job offers to consider.  She will use her award to alleviate some of the financial burden related to completing her degree.  

University of Idaho in Boise Idaho in 2016
This $20,000 Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant was given to Leyla Sanati Ph.D. as the Principal Investigator to 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.  This grant is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Philadelphia University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 2016
This $20,000 Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant was given to James Doerfler, Lyn Godley, Matthew Gindlesparger, and Lauren Baumbach as the Principal Investigators to 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.  This grant is scheduled to be completed in 2020.