School plans to augment undergrad lighting design program

Osram Sylvania recently awarded the University of Colorado at Boulder its Lighting Education Grant, which will give the school $50,000 per year to create more extensive coursework and to incorporate lighting engineering and technology with design and architecture. The university has the largest undergraduate educational program in lighting and illumination in the country.

With the grant, the university plans to develop a new capstone course that’s tailored to seniors who have completed the previous lighting courses and have participated in a summer internship in lighting or manufacturing. Once the course is established, the school hopes to also use the money to bring in additional instructional resources like adjunct professors or a full-time lighting design instructor to the program.