The announcement for the 2017 Acoustical Society of America Student Design Competition has been released. The competition involves the design of a multi-purpose facility with auditorium and rehearsal room at a small university located in a densely populated urban setting. This year the competition allows posters to include a digital code (e.g. a QR code) for the inclusion of supplementary material. Teams must register by May 1, 2017, and final entries that are not hand-delivered at the conference must be received by June 19, 2017. More information can be found here.
Congratulations to Douglas Beaton from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! Douglas has been awarded a 2016 Newman Student Award Medal, for his work on trans-dimensional methods of Bayesian room-acoustic modal analysis using nested sampling, as nominated by Prof. Ning Xiang.
Congratulations to Cory Nickchen Von Crawford from the University of Florida! Cory has been awarded a 2016 Newman Student Award Medal, for work on evaluating the acoustical properties of court rooms by comparing acoustical measurements made in a large number of court rooms to federal design criteria, as nominated by Prof. Gary Siebein.
Congratulations to Jenet Dooley from the University of Florida! Jenet has been awarded a 2016 Newman Student Award Medal, for work on the the effect of human influence on soundscapes in north central Florida, as nominated by Prof. Gary Siebein.
The 2015 Newsletter for the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund is now available on our website! Highlights include a spotlight on fund advisor, Dr. Ken Roy, news on award recipients in 2015, updates on the Concert Hall Research Group, and much more. Please consider making a donation to the Newman Fund to support our activities!
The e-book “Illuminating Acoustic Reflection Orders Using SketchUp + Light Rendering” by J. Parkman Carter is now available on the Newman Fund webpage. This e-book was developed with partial support from a Schultz Grant, provided by the Newman Student Award Fund!
The results of the 2016 Student Design Competition have been announced! Congratulations to Alexandra Backstrom, Rakel Norberg, and Alexander Sandercock from Chalmers University of Technology (Faculty Advisors: Prof. Wolfgang Kropp and Prof. Morten Lund), 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. Thanks to all who participated!
Congratulations to Benjamin W. Millett from the University of Idaho! Benjamin has been awarded a 2016 Newman Student Award Medal, for his work on the development of a community music center on a leftover triangular site in Boise, Idaho, as nominated by Prof. Bruce Haglund.
Congratulations to Kirsten Hull from the Virginia Tech! Kirsten has been awarded a 2016 Newman Student Award Medal, for her work on a vertical performance space, as nominated by Prof. Michael Ermann.
Congratulations to Matt Blevins from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln! He has been awarded a 2016 Newman Student Award Medal, for his project “Design and Optimization of Membrane-Type Acoustic Metamaterials”, as nominated by Prof. Lily Wang and Prof. Erica Ryherd.