At this week’s Nebraska Acoustics Group meeting, Ellen Peng made a presentation about measurements that she, Dr. Lau, and Mustafa Kavraz (visiting scholar) took in the variable acoustics ‘EPod’ room at Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, PA. Ellen and Dr. Lau spent two weeks in Lancaster this past summer, making over 300 binaural impulse response measurements in 8 different EPod room configurations (with reverberation times spanning from 0.38 to 1.1 seconds)! That’s a lot of data! Ellen will be using some of the gathered data in her research project on speech comprehension by English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) listeners. Megan Christensen and James Cottrell plan to use subsets of the database too, for their MAE Graduate Projects. We’re grateful to Dr. Ken Roy, Sean Browne, and all the other folks at Armstrong who welcomed us to their facility!
During the NAG meeting, we also heard about a visit that Eric Powell recently made to the 2011 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. Andrew Hathaway will be playing a show with his band Field Club at O’Leavers Pub on Fri. 9/23, 9:30 PM. And here’s the link to the acoustic nugget we discussed, shared by a student in AE 3300: “Bridges Are Acoustic Information”