2013 Newsletter now available

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!

Kocher receives 2014 Newman Medal for research conducted at Penn State

Dr. Michelle Vigeant presented the Newman Medal to Acadia Kocher at the ASA Providence conference

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.

2014 Schultz Grant awarded to J. Parkman Carter

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.