Newman Student Award Fund http://www.newmanfund.org Supporting education and excellence in architectural acoustics Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:59:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 30th Anniversary Celebration at Acoustics ’17 in Boston http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/06/30th-anniversary-celebration-at-acoustics-17-in-boston/ http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/06/30th-anniversary-celebration-at-acoustics-17-in-boston/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:58:03 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=787 Continue reading ]]> The Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund is celebrating its 30th Anniversary!  Please join us for a special 30th Anniversary Celebration Event at the upcoming Acoustics ’17 meeting in Boston, on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the Hynes Convention Center Room 102.  All donors (individual and corporate) who submit donations to our 30th Anniversary campaign prior to June 22, 2017 will be recognized and thanked at the celebration event.  Preliminary copies of the Robert Bradford Newman Lectures on Architectural Acoustics from 1970 (audio files and transcription) will also be distributed to our donors from this campaign.

Please consider donating now through the PayPal link found on our ‘Sponsors’ page or send your contribution to the address below.  Thank you for your consideration and support!

The Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund
c/o Acoustical Society of America
1305 Walt Whitman Rd, Suite 300
Melville, NY 11747-4300

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Special Edition Newsletter released http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/06/special-edition-newsletter-released/ http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/06/special-edition-newsletter-released/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:53:03 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=781 Continue reading ]]> The Newman Fund recently produced a Special Edition Newsletter, acknowledging and honoring Mary Newman (Robert Newman’s widow) who recently passed away and had been a strong supporter of the fund.  The newsletter also announces the kick-off of a 5-year fundraising campaign, aimed at ensuring the Fund’s future.  Will you please consider making an individual donation or corporate donation to the Newman Fund this year, and perhaps committing to doing so for at least the next 5 years?

You can donate through the PayPal link found on our ‘Sponsors’ page or send your contribution to the address below.  Thank you for your consideration and support!

The Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund
c/o Acoustical Society of America
1305 Walt Whitman Rd, Suite 300
Melville, NY 11747-4300

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Davis and Huey from University of Kansas receive 2017 Newman Medals http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/06/davis-and-huey-from-university-of-kansas-receive-2017-newman-medals/ http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/06/davis-and-huey-from-university-of-kansas-receive-2017-newman-medals/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:46:19 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=779 Continue reading ]]> Congratulations to Abigail Davis and Michelle Huey from the University of Kansas! They have been awarded 2017 Newman Student Award Medals.  Davis is being honored for her work on “Acoustical Performance of a Completely Renovated Recital Hall From Subjective and Objective Points-Of-View”, and Huey is being honored for her work on “Comparison of Interior Noise Levels Produced by Rain Impinging on Several Commercial Roof Constructions”.  Both students have been nominated by Prof. Robert Coffeen.

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Ballestero from London South Bank University receives 2017 Newman Medal http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/06/ballestero-from-london-south-bank-university-receives-2017-newman-medal/ http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/06/ballestero-from-london-south-bank-university-receives-2017-newman-medal/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:41:10 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=777 Congratulations to Eric Ballestero from London South Bank University!  Douglas has been awarded a 2017 Newman Student Award Medal, for his work on “Acoustic Virtual Reality: Dynamic Binaural Synthesis of the Roman Theatre of Arles”, as nominated by Prof. Stephen Dance.

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2017 Acoustical Society of America Student Design Competition Announced http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/01/2017-acoustical-society-of-america-student-design-competition-announced/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:19:09 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=762 Continue reading ]]> 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.

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Beaton from RPI receives 2016 Newman Medal http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/01/beaton-from-rpi-receives-2016-newman-medal/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:03:45 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=760 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.

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Nickchen Von Crawford from University of Florida receives 2016 Newman Medal http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/01/nickchen-von-crawford-from-university-of-florida-receives-2016-newman-medal/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:02:22 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=758 Continue reading ]]> 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.

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Dooley from University of Florida receives 2016 Newman Medal http://www.newmanfund.org/2017/01/dooley-from-university-of-florida-receives-2016-newman-medal/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:01:17 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=756 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.

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2015 Newsletter now available http://www.newmanfund.org/2016/08/2015-newsletter-now-available/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:37:46 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=748 Continue reading ]]> 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!

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E-book by Carter now available http://www.newmanfund.org/2016/06/e-book-by-carter-now-available/ Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:25:02 +0000 http://www.newmanfund.org/?p=739 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!

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