Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) has announced the recipient of the 2007 Lutron Scholarship. Each year, a student enrolled in one of the LRC’s graduate programs is chosen to receive the scholarship, which, since 1996 has been generously supported by a $20,000 annual grant from Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
The funds help to offset the cost of tuition for a student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and strong leadership abilities, as well as a commitment to research in advanced lighting technologies or lighting controls. The lighting and controls industry is facing a growing challenge in controlling light to optimize applications used in healthy buildings.
“Lutron Electronics Co. continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of tomorrow’s leaders within the lighting industry,” said Mark Rea, Ph.D., LRC director. “The Lighting Research Center is pleased to work with Lutron to help cultivate these future leaders.”
This year’s scholarship recipient is Rui Qi, a second-year student from Beijing, China. Her research focuses on the effect of light and lighting on human health.
"I appreciate the opportunity to study and conduct research at the LRC," said Qi. "I believe the LRC's research in the field of light and health is on the cutting edge, and I am fascinated by the process of creating new theories from innovative ideas."
About Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics Co. is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. The company designs and manufactures lighting controls, architectural lighting control systems, and shading solutions for residential, commercial, and institutional applications. www.lutron.com/.