Current Grant Activities

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.  

Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award in 2016
This $5,000 Award was given to Jeffrey Mundinger who is studying lighting at Penn State University. Mr. Mundinger is a graduate student in the Architectural Engineering M.S. Program but he plans to use his award for part of his tuition helping him to stay at Penn State to complete his Ph.D. degree.    

Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award in 2016
This $5,000 Award was given to Thomas Mnich, from Germany, who is studying lighting at Parson The New School for Design.  Mr. Mnich held the highest cumulative grade point average in his class and will use his award to help pay student loans and for educational training by Microdesk to strengthen his software skills.

Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award in 2016
This $5,000 Award was given to Rohan Nagare who is studying lighting at RPI’s Lighting Research Center.  Mr. Nagare is in the M.S. in Lighting program and holds the highest grade point average among the current students.  Mr. Nagare intends to use his award to help with his ongoing tuition costs.  

Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award in 2016
This $5,000 Award was given to Shelby White who is studying lighting at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Ms. White enjoys a 4.0 grade point average in her graduate studies and is a teaching assistant.  She says this award will allow her to get more involved with her research leading to her thesis.    

C & C Lighting in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 2015
This $20,000 Grant was given to Cindy Limauro and Christopher Popowich as the Principal Investigators to develop and deliver a series of four workshops for both faculty and students at schools of architecture in the United States.  This is to encourage the development of new courses or expand existing programs in lighting design at these schools of architecture.  This is an extension of their 2013 and 2014 grants and is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

Mississippi State University in Starkville Mississippi in 2015
This $20,000 Grant was given to Robin Carroll and William Riehm as the Principal Investigators to develop and deliver a new lighting course to be called “Integrated Lighting Solutions”.  It will be an expansion of the existing lighting curriculum and the start of a new interdisciplinary effort across the four academic units of interior design, architecture, building construction science and industrial and system engineering.  This grant is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo Puerto Rico in 2012
This $20,000 Grant was given to Kalia Toro-Sepuveda as the Primary Investigator.  Their International School of Design and their School of Engineering will be using the grant to develop and expand courses in lighting with an emphasis on the curriculum required to take the NCQLP lighting certification examination.  This grant is scheduled to be completed in 2016.