WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair Planned for Sunday, April 26th at Schreiber High School

Port Washington, NY– Created to help promote the education and careers of young scientists, the 2015 WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, from 9 AM- 2 PM at Schreiber High School in Port Washington. The Research Association, a consortium of 13 high schools, has hosted a Science Fair symposium that offers over 350 Long Island, NY students the opportunity to present their research experience to esteemed judges from leading institutions and businesses, for 20 years.  Paul D. Schreiber High School is located at 101 Campus Drive in Port Washington, New York.

“This science fair lets students know that it’s wonderful to excel in science and we are honored to sponsor the Invitational Science Fair again this year,” explained WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald. “Perhaps some of these young scientists will help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges and contribute to a greater quality of life for all of us.”

The fair includes eight major categories with winners selected from projects developed and completed by high school seniors and underclass students (grades 9-11). Awards and scholarships will be presented to winners of First, Second and Third Places, as well as Honorable Mentions.  Participating students have spent months and even years, in labs exploring Environmental Science, Prototype Engineering; Biochemistry; General Biology; Behavioral Science; Chemistry; Physical Science; and Computer Science. The Research Association is a consortium of 13 Long Island, NY high schools represented by teachers advising students that science research is an active avenue into understanding the true nature of science. 

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 and other top universities.

Judges include over 120 academicians and professionals who are affiliated with leading institutions: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Long Island University, New York University, North Shore University Hospital-LIJ Medical Center, Wiell Cornell Medical College, Hofstra University and Mount Sinai Medical Center.


The WAC Lighting Story

WAC Lighting has been driving quality innovation and making it accessible to the marketplace for more than 30 years. Choosing to operate at a higher level of responsibility and oversight, the company has built a vertically integrated design, engineering and manufacturing operation.  WAC has optimized electronic designs in luminaries from power supply circuit board construction to light engine designs in LED Task lighting, LED Recessed Lighting, LED Track and Accent lighting and LED decorative lighting. Proprietary LED technology provides superior brightness, efficiency, and robust operation over other LEDs on the market.   WAC Lighting has spent countless hours of in-house testing, research and development, honing principles of thermal engineering, and optical designs for the absolute best in LED light. This commitment to excellence is what one should come to expect from a “Responsible Lighting” Company.

WAC Lighting Global Headquarters is located in Port Washington, New York, with Factories in New York, Ontario, California and China.  WAC Lighting can be reached by phone at 1.800.526.2588 or by visiting www.waclighting.com.