Category Archives: Research

Healthy Schools Project featured in UNL 2014-15 Research Report

Tweet Among the projects featured in the UNL 2014-15 Research Report is the one led by Dr. Lily Wang on assessing school environment and student performance, sponsored by the EPA Healthy Schools Initiative; a short video has been produced to describe the … Continue reading

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Hyun Hong, Ph.D.

Tweet Congratulations to Hyun Hong, who successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation “Subjective Perception of Varying Reflection Densities in Room Impulse Responses” on November 23, 2015, advised by Dr. Lily Wang!  Hyun is planning to pursue architectural acoustic consulting, and will start an … Continue reading

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Boyd’s study on crowd noise at hockey games

Tweet Brenna Boyd’s study on “Measurements and player surveys of crowd noise levels during college hockey games”, presented at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Jacksonville, Florida (November 2015), generated a lot of buzz.  A press release prepared by the … Continue reading

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Boyd presents UCARE-sponsored research at Nebraska Summer Research Symposium

Tweet Brenna Boyd received a UNL Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) summer research grant to assist with preparing the measurement campaign associated with the UNL EPA Healthy Schools Project.  She presented her research “School Environment Effects on Student … Continue reading

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Stuart Shell, M.S.

Tweet Congratulations to Stuart Shell, who successfully defended his M.S. in Architectural Engineering Thesis “Effect of the Physical Environment on Teacher Satisfaction with Indoor Environmental Quality in Early Learning Schools” on May 13, 2015, advised by Dr. Lily Wang!  Stuart previously trained as an … Continue reading

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Wang participates in EPA Healthy Schools STAR Kick-off

Tweet On April 21, 2015, Dr. Lily Wang was in Arlington, VA, to participate in an EPA public webinar which introduced the seven grantees funded under the EPA Healthy Schools STAR program, of which UNL was one.  More information on the … Continue reading

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2015 Spring Research Fair

Tweet Two NAG members presented posters at the 2015 UNL Spring Research Fair on April 14-15, 2015: (1) graduate student Joonhee Lee on “Threshold Estimation for Noise-Induced Annoyance by Tones from Building Mechanical Noises” and (2) undergraduate student Brenna Boyd on “Evaluation of Crowd … Continue reading

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Dr. Lily Wang leads EPA grant to study school environments

Tweet Dr. Lily Wang is the lead PI on a project “Evidence-Based Evidence-Based Interactions between Indoor Environmental Factors and Their Effects on K-12 Student Achievement”, recently funded through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Healthy Schools STAR Program. The … Continue reading

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Zhao ‘Ellen’ Peng, Ph.D.

Tweet Congratulations to Zhao ‘Ellen’ Peng, who successfully defended her Ph.D. Dissertation “Designing Acoustics for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms:  Effects of Background Noise, Reverberation and Talker Foreign Accent on Speech Comprehension by Native and Non-Native English-Speaking Listeners” on November 5, 2014, advised … Continue reading

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Jennifer Francis, M.S.

Tweet Congratulations to Jennifer Francis, who successfully defended her M.S. Thesis “Determining Thresholds of Annoyance to Tones in Noise” on October 17, 2014, advised by Dr. Lily Wang!  We are looking forward to the UNL December Commencement, as we are expecting more than … Continue reading

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