January meeting - Educational lighting
121 SW Salmon - world trade center -plaza conference room
JANUARY 21 - - 12:00-1:30Networking - 11:30 -12:00
$25 Members/$30 Non-Members/$5 Students (w/valid ID)
From chalkboards to “smart” boards, from formal lectures to multi-media presentations and online learning, from a single projector to flat screens and mobile devices, the classroom environment ischanging dramatically. As new research informs how the built environment and technology can enhance student learning, opportunities for integrating lighting into holistic design strategies continue to emerge. This presentation considers future classroom lighting by first looking at trends in classroom design and technology and then explores how new lighting solutions can meet the changing needs of future classrooms, fully supporting a high-quality learning environment in an energy-efficient, sustainable way.
Dr. Bob Davis is a Senior Staff Lighting Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Lab. His three decades in lighting include experience with a large multi-national lamp manufacturer and with a small employee-owned luminaire manufacturer, where he led the new product development, engineering, and marketing teams. For more than 15 years, Dr. Davis taught and conducted research in lighting as a faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center and in the Architectural Engineering program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has Bachelor’s and Master’ s degrees in Architectural Engineering from Penn State, and a Doctoral Degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Andrea Wilkerson is a Lighting Research Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is currently focused on the demonstration and evaluation of emerging lighting technologies, supporting the DOE solid-state lighting program. She earned her doctorate from Penn State and her BS and MAE from the University of Nebraska in the respective architectural engineering programs. Her research interests include lighting efficiency and quality, lighting metrics, human factors and lighting education. Andrea serves on the International Association of Lighting Designers Education Trust Board of Directors, the IES International Year of Light task group and the IES Student and Emerging Professionals Event sub-committee.