Monthly Archives: May 2013

Congratulations to our May 2013 NAG graduates!

Tweet Two NAG members participated in the University of Nebraska College of Engineering May 2013 Commencement ceremonies: Adam Buck with his MAE and Joshua Thede with his BSAE (Josh will be back next year for his MAE, as well).  One of the … Continue reading

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NAG End-of-the-Year Party

Tweet The NAG End-of-the-Year Party was held on Wednesday, May 1 at SkateDaze.  Members dined on pizza, mac-n-cheese bites, and fried pickles; enjoyed bumper cars and multiple rounds of Lazer Tag; and bid farewell to Dr. Siu-Kit Lau, who is … Continue reading

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2013 Nebraska Academy of Sciences Conference

Tweet Andrew Hathaway presented a paper at the 2013 Nebraska Academy of Sciences Conference on “Human Reactions to Fluctuating Noise Conditions as Produced by Low-Boom Supersonic Aircraft”.  This work for his MS degree has been funded by a NASA Nebraska … Continue reading

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Powell lectures on Electroacoustic Reinforcement Systems in Small Rooms

Tweet Eric Powell, a graduate of our MAE program, presented a guest lecture on Wednesday, April 17th to the Electroacoustics course on “Electroacoustic Reinforcement Systems in Small Rooms”.  Powell is currently a consultant with Paradise Theater, and has had the … Continue reading

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NAG Meeting 04-17-13

Tweet At the last official NAG meeting of the 2013-14 academic year, Ellen Peng presented an update on her study on speech comprehension by native English speaking listeners versus ESL listeners.  She will be presenting on this work at the … Continue reading

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Electroacoustics class tours St. Cecilia’s Cathedral

Tweet On Monday, April 8, the Electroacoustics class had the opportunity to tour St. Cecilia’s Cathedral and hear the new electroacoustic reinforcement system, hosted by Midwest Sound and Lighting Tim Burkhart.  The cathedral has a 6.5 second reverberation time, which … Continue reading

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UNL Undergraduate Research Conference

Tweet Two NAG members presented at the 2013 UNL Undergraduate Research Conference on April 11, 2013: (1) Adam Buck on “Analyzing the Time Variance of Orchestral Instrument Directivities” and (2) Josh Thede on “Acoustic Properties of Porous Material with Varying Surface … Continue reading

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NAG Meeting 03-27-13

Tweet At this NAG meeting, Matt Blevins gave an update on the research project aimed at measuring the just noticeable difference of reverberation time, using an adaptive up-down procedure.  Adam Buck had previously conducted a full study on 30 subjects … Continue reading

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NAG Meeting 03-06-13

Tweet At our March 6 NAG meeting, Josh Thede presented on the measurement of acoustic absorption.  His undergraduate research project, funded by a UNL UCARE grant, focused on measuring the absorption properties of a number of foam products using an … Continue reading

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