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.