Architectural engineering students receive $1,000 grant for project design

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Owen Dalton and Malcolm Murray, fifth-year seniors in architectural engineering, have been named the recipients of the Illuminating Engineering Society's (IES) 2014 Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant.

The grant was established to encourage and recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional professional promise through the presentation of an original and ingenious solution to a supplied design problem.

Dalton and Murray were cited for their lighting design plan for a mixed-use education building. It promotes a highly-stimulating learning environment and reflects the human process of receiving, developing and expressing information.

Kevin Houser, professor and graduate program officer in the Department of Architectural Engineering, and Minchen Wei, an architectural engineering graduate student, served as advisers.

Dalton and Murray will receive a plaque and a check for $1,000 during the IES annual conference in Pittsburgh on Nov. 2 to 4.

Comprised of approximately 8,000 members, the IES communicates information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications and services.

Last Updated July 15, 2014