At Bulb Direct, we are always following the latest lighting news and we’ve recently been reading about STEM education in the lighting industry. STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math degrees are imperative to the future of our industry and pave the way for innovation.
Students at UC Davis take a hands-on approach to lighting design in preparation for the California Lighting Technology Center competition. The center focuses on accelerating the development and commercialization of energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies. Students at UC Davis spend a quarter working with OLEDs to design new types of lighting, such as improved music stand lighting or reading lights integrated into furniture.
Competitions such as these not only help inspire students, but can also lead to future jobs. Competitions are judged by representatives from companies which allow students to interact and showcase their skills to possible future employers.