W.A.C. Lighting has bestowed a scholarship to support a graduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC). The W.A.C. Lighting Scholarship will offset the cost of tuition for a student enrolled in one of the graduate degree programs offered at the LRC.
“Scholarship sponsors are forward-looking companies demonstrating a strong commitment to leadership development within the lighting industry,” said Russ Leslie, Chair of the Graduate Programs in Lighting at the LRC. “Education is a key component of that development, and we are grateful to W.A.C. Lighting for their generous support of our educational programs.”
The first recipient of the W.A.C. Lighting Scholarship is Yi-wei Liu, a second-year student in the MS in Lighting Program. “Yi-wei is an excellent student in this arduous program,” said Dan Frering, the LRC’s manager of education. “His research in advanced lighting technologies will assist not only W.A.C. Lighting but the entire lighting industry in advancing energy-efficient lighting.”
The two-year, 48-credit MS in Lighting Program immerses students in lighting research and application and culminates with an original thesis project under the guidance of a faculty member. The LRC offers Master’s and PhD programs that are flexible and can be designed for professionals interested in advancing their careers or for traditional students planning to enter the lighting field. More information about educational opportunities at the LRC is at www.lrc.rpi.edu/education/graduateEducation/index.asp.
Yi-wei Liu said the W.A.C. Lighting Scholarship will provide him with the support he needs to pursue his education. “I truly appreciate W.A.C. Lighting and its support of lighting education. I look forward to joining the lighting industry in the future,” he said.
“W.A.C. Lighting is proud to support the Lighting Research Center’s graduate education,” said Tony Wang, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “We view our scholarship as an investment in the future of the lighting industry,” he added.
The LRC has worked with W.A. C. Lighting in the past. It recently developed a lighting curriculum for W.A.C. Lighting, to help them train their staff.
About W.A.C. Lighting
Founded in 1984 by Tony and Tai Wang, W.A.C. Lighting is based in Garden City, New York, where it also operates one of two distribution centers; the other is in City of Industry, California. Its engineering, product development, and manufacturing operations are based in China. The company achieved ISO 9001 Certification in 2000. W.A.C. Lighting offers a renewed commitment to excellence in all facets of its business. The mission of W.A.C. Lighting is “to become the most recognized and respected lighting company in the industry, through product innovation and dedicated service.” Visit www.waclighting.com/usa/ to discover the latest technologies and designs in track, recessed, monorail, undercabinet, display, and decorative lighting.