For the sixth year, (ETC Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.) has selected a group of high-achieving students to receive all-expense-paid sponsorships to the ETS-LDI tradeshow (Orlando, FL). The students, all enrolled in college study for 2005 in specialties related to lighting design, theatre, or entertainment technology, applied for the sponsorship awards earlier this year.

The sponsorship will afford each individual the unique opportunity to view the latest entertainment-design technologies, to glimpse behind the scenes of a major lighting manufacturer as it markets new products, and to network with some of the industry’s most influential professionals. ETC pays for each student’s travel, lodging, meals, and extras. Past students have found the experience invaluable. They have gone on to work with Broadway lighting designers, teach at universities, and set up successful consultantships.

This year’s recipients represent a cross-section of the US while also including, new this year, one international candidate. Tae-Hyun Kim is a student at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh, Scotland), working toward a 2006 MFA in advanced stage and screen practice (lighting design). A fan of moving lights, Kim was researching information on the Source Four Revolution® when he saw the call for student applications. With an attitude of "nothing ventured, nothing gained," Tae-Hyun seized the opportunity and also proved he had the background to be a great choice.

ETC is pleased to announce the winners of their 6th LDI Student Sponsorship:

Andrew Cissna -- North Carolina School of the Arts, Anthony Galaska -- Purdue University Nick Gonsman -- Penn State University D.J. Selmeyer -- University of Montana Bryan Stevenson -- University of Arkansas Tae-Hyun Kim -- Queen Margaret University

Join ETC in congratulating these rising stars of the industry, and be sure to take the opportunity to meet them at the ETC booth at ETS-LDI 2005, Orlando, November 11-13.