2015 Acoustical Society of America Student Design Competition Announced

The announcement for the 2015 Acoustical Society of America Student Design Competition has been released.  The competition involves the design of a performance venue addition to a casino and hotel facility in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Teams must register by April 10, 2015, and final entries that are not hand-delivered at the conference are due by May 14, 2015.  More information can be found here.

Wakabayashi from Tokyo Institute of Technology receives 2014 Newman Medal

Congratulations to Chiemi Wakabayashi from Tokyo Institute of Technology, for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal.  Wakabayashi was nominated by Prof. Yasushi Shimizu, for her contributions towards her team’s excellent design submitted to the 2014 ASA Student Design Competition. In particular, Prof. Shimizu complimented Wakabayashi’s study on how the stage configuration fit each stage performance, both from an architectural design and an acoustical design.

Smyth from University College Dublin receives 2014 Newman Medal

Congratulations to Fiona Smyth from University College Dublin, for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal.  Smyth was nominated by Prof. Hugh Campbell, for her thesis “From Concept to Application: Analytical Frameworks in Architectural Acoustics in a Contextual Study of Three Anglican Cathedrals”, which addresses interdisciplinary developments in architectural acoustics in early twentieth-century Britain and Ireland.

Patrick and Healey from University of Kansas receive 2014 Newman Medals

Congratulations to Ian Patrick and Robert Healey from the University of Kansas, for being awarded 2014 Newman Student Award Medals, for work on “Investigations into the Sound Absorbing Properties of Gypsum Wall Board”, which the two presented at the recent ASA Conference in Providence.  Patrick and Healey were nominated by Prof. Bob Coffeen.