The IESNA has announced the winners of its 2005 awards, recognizing outstanding individual achievement and professionalism in the field of illumination. Recipients will be formally recognized on January 9, 2006 at a luncheon, held during the society's centennial conference in New York City.

Awards include the IESNA Medal, recognition for technical achievement that has advanced the profession, art, or knowledge of illuminating engineering; the Louis B. Marks Award for exceptional service to the IESNA of a non-technical nature; the Fellow Award for valuable contributions to the technical activities of the IESNA, art or science of illumination, or to a directly related scientific or engineering field; Distinguished Service, in honor of those who have significantly furthered the mission of the IESNA in non-technical areas; the Taylor Technical Talent Award, recognition of outstanding application papers published in LD+A or presented at the IESNA Annual or Regional Conference; and the Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant, established to encourage and recognize students who have proven a high professional promise through the presentation of an original and ingenious solution to a supplied lighting design problem. Two Presidential Awards were also given to individuals who have contributed significantly to the IESNA and its efforts.

The 2005 IESNA Award winners are:

IESNA Medal Award
Werner Adrian, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Canada

Louis B. Marks Award
Howard Brandston, Lighting Designer, Brandston Partnership, New York, NY

Fellow Award
Nancy Clanton, Lighting Designer, Clanton and Associates, Boulder, CO
John D. Bullough, Lighting Scientist, Lighting Research Center, Troy, NY
Jeffrey A. Milham, Lighting Designer, Design Decisions, Putnam Valley, NY
Richard Vincent, Lighting and Ultraviolet Energy Specialist, New York, NY
George C. Izenour, Inventor, Consultant, Professor, and Author

Distinguished Service Award
Gale Spencer, Lighting Consultant, Lighting by Design, Sacramento, CA
Gary Steffy, President and Principal, Gary Steffy Lighting Design, Ann Arbor, MI

Taylor Technical Talent Award
Kevin Houser, Dale Tiller, and Xin Hu for their paper entitled, 'Tuning the Fluorescent Spectrum for the Trichromatic Visual Response: A Pilot Study'

Presidential Awards
Naomi Miller, President, Naomi Miller Lighting Design, Troy, NY
David DiLaura, Professor, University of Colorado
Gary Steffy, President and Principal, Gary Steffy Lighting Design, Ann Arbor, MI
Kimberly Szinger, Registered Engineer, Stantec Consulting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant
Jennifer Mers, Pennsylvania State University
Ming Norman Tsui, Pennsylvania State University