A Message From WAC Lighting

The 2023 WAC Lighting Foundation Invitational Science Fair Symposium scheduled for April 23rd at Commack High School

Commack, NY–  The Research Association of Long Island, New York, proudly announces that WAC Lighting Foundation will be sponsoring its annual event for the 12th consecutive year. Created to help promote the education and careers of young scientists, the 2023 WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair is being held at Commack High School on Sunday, April 23, 2023, from 8 AM to 1 PM.

The WAC Invitational Science Fair symposium offers nearly 500 students from Long Island, NY high schools with the opportunity to present their research projects to esteemed judges from leading institutions and businesses. The Research Association is a consortium of 11 high schools represented by teachers advising students that scientific research is an active avenue into understanding the true nature of science. 

"Now in our twelfth year of sponsorship, this science fair offers high school students an opportunity to excel in science and technology research," explained a WAC spokesperson. "As we see new challenges in our world, these young scientists may become the ones to solve them."

The fair includes nine significant categories, with winners selected from projects developed and completed by high school students (grades 9-12). Awards and scholarships will be presented to winners of First, Second, and Third Place, as well as Honorable Mentions. The topics of research are as varied as the students. Students may spend months or years exploring cures for cancer or producing inexpensive, energy-efficient fuel alternatives.

Participating students have spent months, and even years, in labs exploring Earth and Environmental Science; Prototype Engineering; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; General Biology; Behavioral Science; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy; Computer Science; Computational Modeling; Medicine; and Health.

"The great thing about this science fair is that our judges are scientists, and they engage our students in high-level conversations about their work," explained Allyson Weseley, President of the Research Association. ‚Äč"We are very thankful to WAC for making this science fair possible."

Participating students have gone on to pursue advanced studies at leading educational institutions:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, the University of Rochester, Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, Princeton, Columbia, NYU and other top universities.

Judges include over 135 academicians and professionals who are affiliated with leading universities, hospitals, and other institutions, including Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Long Island University, New York University, North Shore University Hospital-LIJ Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Hofstra University and Mount Sinai Medical Center, St. John's University and Fordham University, Adelphi and Hofstra Universities.

The winners will be listed on the Research Association's website at this link.

About WAC Lighting and Affiliated Brands

A second-generation owner-operated company founded nearly 40 years ago, WAC designs and builds a wide range of intelligent and integrated LED luminaires and ceiling fans across renowned brands such as MODERN FORMS, WAC Lighting, SCHONBEK, dweLED, LIMITED, WAC Landscape, and AiSPIRE. The company’s strengths in original design, emerging technologies, solution-oriented innovations, and vertical manufacturing infrastructures have catapulted it to a position of leadership in the lighting and ceiling fan industry. The award-winning product portfolio reflects the company’s commitment to ecologically sensitive manufacturing while delivering elevated design and cutting-edge technology. For more information, please visit its website.  www.waclighting.com www.modernforms.com www.schonbek.com


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