The second largest annual number of grants and awards in its 32-year history has been distributed by The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education (www.nuckollsfund.org) for 2021. Nine recipients received a total of $160,000, bringing the Fund’s total distribution to $1.6 million since its formation.
Established in 1988 to recognize the achievements of the late lighting designer and pioneer lighting educator, James L. Nuckolls, The Nuckolls Fund supports college-level lighting programs that enable students to learn, appreciate and apply the fundamentals of lighting design. The following represent this year’s funded proposals.
$30,000 Nuckolls Fund Grants:
- Greg Guarnaccia and Edward Bartholomew, to work with Dr. Mohammad Gharipour (Morgan State University) to develop “Light in the Built Environment.”
- Linda Pollari (Otis College of Art and Design) to develop “Online Modules for Existing Lighting Design Certificate Courses.”
- Dorukalp Durmus (Penn State) for “Color Science Course for Architecture, Design and Engineering.”
- Lyn Godley (Thomas Jefferson University), in conjunction with Jefferson Light Research, to establish the program “Development of an Interdisciplinary Light and Health Curriculum.”
$20,000 Nuckolls Fund Grant:
- Abimbola O. Asojo and Mary Guzowski (University of Minnesota) to create the program “Expansion of the Lighting Design Minor.”
$5,000 Student Achievement Awards:
- Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award: Samantha Komber (Penn State)
- Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award: Xiang Sun (Parsons)
- 2021 Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Awards: Jackson Brogan (University of Colorado – Boulder) and Akila Udage (Lighting Research Center at RPI)