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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Schultz Grant has been awarded to J. Parkman Carter, a student at RPI, for his proposal on “Illuminating Acoustic Reflection Orders in Architecture Using Sketchup”! Mr. Carter is presenting the research that accompanied the grant proposal (and on which he will base his further work) at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Providence this week.