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Troy, N.Y. -  5/12/2017

LRC Communications Team Earns Award for Research News, Constituent Engagement

award logoThe Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Communications Team has been named a 2016 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, part of the Endurance International Group, Inc. This annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact users based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their constituents and drive results for their organization during the prior year, including high levels of email open and click-through rates.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Constant Contact for providing engaging and relevant lighting research news to our constituents,” said Rebekah Mullaney, Manager of Research Communications at the LRC.

LRC email news alerts inform the more than 8500 subscribers about the leading-edge research taking place at the LRC in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting, and energy efficiency. With more than 60 projects being conducted at any one time at the LRC, and research results being regularly released, there is a wealth of knowledge offered to email news subscribers.

“Email marketing requires a balance of best practices and relevant content,” said Jamie Waldinger, Head of Marketing at Constant Contact. “This year’s All Stars embody that balance and we laud the Lighting Research Center’s achievements with this All Star Award.”  

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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 light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health. 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. Learn more at

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.