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.
Congratulations to Ashwin Thomas from the Georgia Institute of Technology, for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal. Thomas was nominated by Prof. Erica Ryherd, for work simulated and laboratory models of aircraft sound transmission in residences.
Congratulations to Yun Jae Sohn from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal. Sohn was nominated by Prof. Umberto Berardi, for work on improving speech intelligibility of classrooms at WPI.
Congratulations to Zhao ‘Ellen’ Peng from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal, for her doctoral research on how room acoustics impacts speech comprehension by English-as-Second-Language listeners. Peng was nominated by Prof. Lily Wang.
Dr. Michelle Vigeant presented the Newman Medal to Acadia Kocher at the ASA Providence conference
Congratulations to Acadia Kocher who has been awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal. Kocher investigated subjective components of overall acoustic quality using binaural recordings made in Hartford’s Belding Theater, as a summer undergraduate research assistant at Penn State University. Kocher was nominated by Prof. Michelle Vigeant.