The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education announced the award of two grants at the Fund’s annual luncheon at Lightfair International. One, in the amount of $10,000, will go to the Teachers of Lighting Workshop, held every other summer at the University of New Hampshire. The expenses of the Workshop are underwritten by the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Education Trust of the International Association of Lighting Designers, and the Lighting Research Office. The Nuckolls Fund grant will underwrite travel expenses for participants who demonstrate a need.
The second award was the Edison Price Fellowship, in the amount of $7,500. The fellowship was established to give educators the opportunity to enhance their own education by working within the lighting industry. This year’s fellowship was given to Dr. Abimbola Asojo from the University of Oklahoma who will join the firm of US Lighting Consultants in New York City for the summer of 2002. The practical knowledge of lighting design that she gains through this experience will help her in the development of a new course in lighting design for third-year architecture and interior design students at the university.
The Nuckolls Fund was established in 1988 to support college-level lighting programs that enable students to learn, appreciate, and apply the principles of lighting design.