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NAG Winter Party 2016

Tweet The annual Nebraska Acoustics Group Winter Party was held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  The party featured catered fare from Beacon Hills in Omaha, a game of ‘hot potato’ using a small stuffed reindeer (to determine the order of opening … Continue reading

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NAG at ASA/ASJ in Honolulu (November 2016)

Tweet A number of NAG members participated in the last ASA/ASJ joint meeting in Honolulu (28 November – 2 December, 2016).  Matt Blevins, Laura Brill, and Joonhee Lee all presented technical papers that were well-received.  There were a large number of NAG … Continue reading

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Brill receives 2016 NCAC Travel Grant Award

Tweet Congratulations to Laura Brill, a MS student in our group, who received a 2016 Student Travel Grant Award from the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (http://www.ncac.com)  to present her paper “Exploring Correlation between Sound Levels in Active Occupied Classrooms and Unoccupied … Continue reading

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Jay Bliefnick, M.S.

Tweet Congratulations to Jay Bliefnick, who successfully defended his M.S. Thesis “Investigation of Subjective Perception and Objective Metrics of Acoustic Room Diffusion” on November 18, 2016, advised by Dr. Lily Wang!  Jay is continuing his graduate studies at UNL, pursuing his PhD under the advisement … Continue reading

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Devin Wong, M.S.

Tweet Congratulations to Devin Wong, who successfully defended his M.S. Thesis “How Acoustics in California High Performance Schools Relate to Student Achivement” on November 17, 2016, advised by Dr. Lily Wang!  Devin works full-time at Veneklasen Associates.

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NAG Meetings 10-26-16 and 11-9-16

Tweet At our 10/26/16 NAG meeting, Anna Catton presented on a set of speakers that she designed for the reverberant room at Michigan Tech, where she did her undergraduate studies with Dr. Andrew Barnard.  The acoustic nugget featured the new … Continue reading

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NAG Meetings 8-31-16 and 9-28-16

Tweet The beginning of another school year is always exciting!  This year, we were pleased to welcome two new graduate students to NAG: Anna Catton and Yoshimi Hasegawa.  At the first NAG meeting of the semester on 8/31/16, members discussed … Continue reading

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NAG at ICA in Buenos Aires and ISMRA in La Plata (Sept 2016)

Tweet Dr. Lily Wang and two students (Jay Bliefnick and Laura Brill) presented technical papers at the International Congress on Acoustics (ICA) in Buenos Aires (September 5-9, 2016) and the following International Symposium on Room and Musical Acoustics (ISMRA) in La … Continue reading

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NAG at ASA in Salt Lake City (May 2016)

Tweet How did the remainder of 2016 go by so quickly!  We’ve been too busy to update our blog, but now that there’s an ice storm in town, we’re going to try to catch up! NAG members enjoyed the spring 2016 … Continue reading

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Effects of noise, reverberation and foreign accent on native and non-native listeners’ performance of English speech comprehension

Tweet The May 2016 issue of Journal of the Acoustical Society of America includes a paper by alum Dr. Z. Ellen Peng and Dr. Lily Wang on “Effects of noise, reverberation and foreign accent on native and non-native listeners’ performance of English … Continue reading

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