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LRC Featured in IES Video Series, New Video Released

04 Feb 2019

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was featured in a new video produced by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lighting Education Facility Showcase, with special thanks to IES Director of Education Tom Butters.

"This video captures the spirit of the LRC, what we are all about, what it's like to work or study here, and gives viewers a sense of the environment, the culture, our mission and our values," said LRC Director Dr. Mariana Figueiro.

Last summer, a film crew visited the LRC to interview faculty, research scientists and graduate students for an IES video series. The videos were released in autumn 2018 and are available for viewing on the IES Lighting Education Facility Showcase site.  

"The LRC is a global research center. We welcome students from and collaborate with researchers on six continents," said Dr. Nadarajah Narendran, the LRC's director of research and graduate education programs. "We hope that students from around the world will consider joining our program."

In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. The M.S. in Lighting program is a 9-month degree program that allows students to engage with world-class faculty experts in architecture, engineering, design, and biosciences. Students enrolled in the M.S. in Lighting program explore emerging trends in areas such as circadian lighting, connected lighting, 3D printing, horticultural lighting, and other topics in lighting technology, application, and design. The LRC attracts students from around the world with undergraduate degrees in engineering, physics, biology, psychology, architecture, and design. Upon graduation, students have the opportunity to participate in a paid externship for three months or more with one of many lighting organizations that have agreed to host LRC students. Learn more about the M.S. in Lighting program.




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