The 2014 Newsletter for the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund is now available on our website! Highlights include a spotlight on fund advisor, Dr. Bob Celmer, news on award recipients in 2014, an article on distinguished acoustician Laymon Miller, and much more. Please consider making a donation to the Newman Fund to support our activities!
Congratulations to Reinhard Neubauer from the University of Sheffield in the UK! He has been awarded a 2015 Newman Student Award Medal, for his PhD work on “Subjective Estimation of Airborne Sound Insulation, as nominated by Prof. Jian Kang.
Congratulations to Eric McGowan from the University of Kansas! He has been awarded a 2015 Newman Student Award Medal, for his work on “Comparison of results from three mechanical system noise prediction computer programs”, as nominated by Prof. Bob Coffeen.
The results of the 2015 Student Design Competition have been announced! Congratulations to Johan Dahlberg and Johanna Isaksson, from Chalmers University of Technology (Faculty Advisor: Prof. Mendel Kleiner), recipients of the First Honors prize sponsored by the Wenger Foundation! Please see the corresponding webpage for a list of other commendation awardees and more details. All entrants may expect follow-up from the co-chairs regarding the judge’s comments on their respective entry and the judging forms. The winning entrants may expect additional communications with the co-chairs regarding details of fund distribution and exchange of the digital files for Newman Fund publicity. Thanks to all who participated!
Congratulations to Matthew Neal from Penn State! He has been awarded a 2015 Newman Student Award Medal, for his work on “Connecting the Sense of Envelopment to Specific Components of the Sound Field using Perceptually Motivated Auralizations”, as nominated by Prof. Michelle Vigeant.
Congratulations to Ariana Sharma from Vassar College! She has been awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal, for her work on “Effect of Installed Diffusers on Sound Field Diffusivity in a Real-World Classroom”, as nominated by Prof. David T. Bradley.
Congratulations to Jay Bliefnick from Colombia College Chicago! He has been awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal, for his work on “The Development and Analysis of a Large Variable Acoustics Space”, as nominated by Prof. Lauren Ronsse and Prof. Dominique Chéenne.
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.