Matt Blevins was the featured speaker at this week’s NAG meeting. He spoke about research that he conducted as an undergraduate research assistant at Herrick Labs, Purdue University, under the guidance of Dr. Kai-Ming Li. This involved developing acoustic techniques that could be used in the field to study how porous cementitious structures are. Matt just started his first year in our PhD program; we are very pleased to have recruited him to join our group, with funding from a Durham School Graduate Assistantship.
It was also exciting to see some new faces at the meeting (Brent and Jordan), who are first year students in our Architectural Engineering Bachelor’s of Science program … they expressed interest in acoustics after a presentation in AE 1010 “Intro to Architectural Engineering”, where we do a ‘noise scavenger hunt’ through the Peter Kiewit Institute, searching out all of the bad acoustics in the building.
Here’s a link to this week’s acoustic nugget, shared by Hyun Hong: the iBamboo loudspeaker! (Search for it on YouTube as well.)