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Troy, NY -  4/19/2001

Lighting Research Center offers Fiber Optics Lighting Institute

The Lighting Research Center announces the third Fiber Optics Lighting Institute sponsored by leading remote-source lighting manufacturers for lighting specifiers, contractors, and designers.

Participants will learn to specify, install, commission, and maintain fiber optic lighting systems. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn a Fiber Optic Lighting Institute Continuing Education Certificate from the LRC.

This seminar is ideal for designers, contractors, and specifiers who plan to take advantage of the explosive boom of fiber optic lighting applications. Fiber optic technology is now found in an increasing number of outdoor, retail, decorative, clean room, and even residential applications.

What: Fiber Optic Lighting Institute
When: June 6 - 8, 2001
Where: Lighting Research Center 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180

Dr. Nadarajah Narendran, of the LRC, will lead the three-day seminar. Dr. Narendran is one of the world's foremost experts in fiber optic lighting technologies. He has developed the three-day curriculum covering all aspects of fiber optic design and installation. Students will learn through classroom instruction, as well as hands-on experience in the field using equipment donated by sponsors and the LRC. LRC faculty and researchers, as well as experienced fiber optic contractors, will assist Dr. Narendran.

Students will benefit by the small class size: enrollment is limited to just 30. The fee for the seminar is $750, which includes continental breakfasts, buffet lunches, and one dinner, as well as all course materials and manuals. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) may fund a scholarship for this course. New York residents may apply.

For more information about the seminar, continuing education credits, or the NYSERDA scholarship, contact Russ Leslie at the Lighting Research Center at (518) 687-7100.

About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC conducts research in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting and safety, energy efficiency, and plant pathology. LRC lighting scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in research, technology, design, and human factors, collaborate with a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, developing innovative lighting solutions for projects that range from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to U.S. Navy submarines to hospital neonatal intensive-care units. In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. in lighting and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. With 35 full-time faculty and staff, 15 graduate students, and a 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory space, the LRC is the largest university-based lighting research and education organization in the world.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America's first technological research university. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering; the sciences; information technology and web sciences; architecture; management; and the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Rensselaer faculty advance research in a wide range of fields, with an emphasis on biotechnology, nanotechnology, computational science and engineering, data science, and the media arts and technology. The Institute has an established record of success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace, fulfilling its founding mission of applying science "to the common purposes of life."