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.
Congratulations to Leo Weber from London South Bank University! He has been awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal, for his work on “Investigation into the Application of an Acoustic Metamaterial for Sound Attenuation with Airflow”, as nominated by Prof. Stephen Dance.
Congratulations to Dane Bush from RPI! He has been awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal, for his work on “Room-Acoustics Investigations of
Beamforming Performance Using Coprime Linear Microphone Arrays”, as nominated by Prof. Ning Xiang.
Check out the series of four YouTube videos on Architectural Acoustics, produced by Dr. Michael Ermann (Virginia Tech) with partial support from a Schultz Grant, provided by the Newman Student Award Fund!
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.
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.
Congratulations to Li Hui from Tsinghua University, for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal. Hui was nominated by Prof. Yan Xiang, for research on human responses from being in extreme silent environments for eight hours.
The 2013 Newsletter for the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund is now available! Highlights include a spotlight on fund advisor, Dr. Michelle Vigeant, news on award recipients in 2013, a guest editorial on women in architectural acoustics by Alicia Larsen, and much more. Please consider making a donation to the Newman Fund to support our activities!
Congratulations to Jonathan Sheaffer from University of Salford in the UK for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal. Sheaffer was nominated by Dr. Bruno Fazenda, for his thesis work: “From Source to Brain: Modeling Sound Propagation and Localization in Rooms”.
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.