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IES to present annual awards.

The Society will present its awards at the IES Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Monday November 12 in Minneapolis, MN. David Loe of the United Kingdom will be presented with the IES Medal. A member of IES since 1989, he is a lighting educator respected worldwide for his teaching, writing and research. Loe's research, particularly in the area of the psychological aspects of lighting, resulted in a significant number of papers presented in Lighting Research and Technology (a journal for which he served as chair of the Editorial Board from 2003 to 2008), as well as CIE publications, the Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society, and LEUKOS.


Fred Oberkircher and Dawn De Grazio will receive Distinguished Service Awards for their contributions to the Society. An emeritus associate professor of merchandising and textiles at Texas Christian University, Oberkircher has dedicated 20 years of continual service to the IES, serving on the Board of Directors and as IES President (2010-11). He has also served on a number of committees and has provided leadership and promotion of IES programs, as well as work for the IALD, NCQLP, Teachers of Lighting Workshop, The Nuckolls Fund and a number of related organizations.



De Grazio, director of customer education for Lighting Analysts, has been a member since 1985. She has offered 27 years of continuous service to the Society, applying technical knowledge to a host of IES documents and publications and contributing to over 20 IES committees. DeGrazio is also recognized for four years of work developing inspiring programming for LIGHTFAIR and for significant contributions to the Society's education materials and knowledge base.

In addition, Ronald B. Gibbons is now an IES Fellow. Gibbons is a Ph.D., Director at the Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and has been an IES member since 1992. He is recognized for exemplary and innovative research of transportation issues including illumination, investigation of real-world behavior in measurable ways, and the promotion of the application of new research and knowledge in the field.

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Date:Nov 1, 2012
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