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Sources: Neal Hubbell, 785-532-5992, nhubbel@k-state.edu;
and Diane Potts, 785-532-1090, potts@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu

Friday, May 15, 2009

K-STATE STUDENTS WIN RECOGNITION IN COOPER LIGHTING SOURCE AWARDS COMPETITION

MANHATTAN -- Two Kansas State University students were recently recognized for their design expertise during the 2009 Cooper Lighting SOURCE Awards Competition.

Heather Wise, fifth-year student in interior architecture and product design, Bucyrus, and Katie Gall, fifth-year student in interior architecture and product design, Independence, Mo., earned an Award of Recognition in the 33rd annual competition, which sought a creative use of fixtures providing energy-efficient design solutions in addition to standard projects.

The competition was open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Cooper Lighting fixtures in an interior or exterior design project. Students enrolled in any of these disciplines also were eligible to enter projects and were judged in a separate student category. The awards were presented in early May.

Gall and Wise created a joint project under the supervision of Neal Hubbell, associate professor, and Fayez Husseini, professor, both in the department of interior architecture and product design.

Projects were judged on the blending of aesthetics, creative achievement, technical performance and the degree to which the lighting met project constraints and design concept goals.

Their project is available online at: http://capd.ksu.edu/gallery/news/2009-cooper-lighting-source-awards-competition/

The SOURCE Awards competition was created to further the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design. Cooper Lighting is to a leading provider of high quality lighting fixtures and related products for worldwide commercial, industrial, residential and utility markets.