W.A.C. Lighting, Troy, N.Y., announced it is funding a scholarship program to support graduate students 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 Lighting Research Center.
“W.A.C. Lighting is a forward-looking company demonstrating a strong commitment to leadership development within the lighting industry,” says Russ Leslie, chair of 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 M.S. in Lighting program. “Yi-Wei is an excellent student in this arduous program,” says Dan Fering, 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 M.S. in Lighting Program immerses students in lighting research and application. It culminates with an original thesis project, written under the guidance of a faculty member. The LRC offers Masters and Ph.D. programs.
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