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Another Pelican engineering student on the rise

Another Pelican engineering student on the rise
 
Aisha Robinson was selected as one of four finalists for the Society of Light and Lighting’s (SLL) Young lighter of the year award. The final year Mona School of Engineering student is also a technician/lighting designer at the Phillip Sherlock Center for the Creative Arts.
 
Her paper titled “A Visible Light Communication Scheme for Use as Accent Lighting.” was presented at the Lux Live exhibition held at the London ExCel Centre on 23-24 November 2016. The paper explored the potential for using the visible light from accent lighting fixtures, instead of radio frequency, to deliver information to visitors mobile phones. It emphasized the design constraints for the lighting fixtures to be used.
 
The competition which is in its 22nd year is open to persons under 30 years old with an interest in light and lighting. It provides a unique platform for young lighters to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry.
 
Grateful for the opportunity to have raised the UWI, Mona banner high overseas Aisha mentioned “it was a unique opportunity to combine knowledge from the two things I spend the most time doing. Applying engineering tools from school to something that is a long standing hobby and having reputable people be interested in your work is rewarding.  Also, I’m actively trying to become an effective communicator, so being recognized for this is good encouragement.”