Old News

This page lists highlights of NAG news, prior to August 2011.

  • Paul Sim has been awarded a 2011 Newman Student Award Medal for merit in architectural acoustics. (August 2011)
  • Caleb Sieck and Dakota Kelley are inaugural recipients of the Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control, offered through the Institute of Noise Control Engineering. (May 2011)
  • Dakota Kelley was selected as the Outstanding MAE Student for 2011 by the Architectural Engineering Program faculty. (May 2011)
  • Adam Buck, James Cottrell, James Dougherty, and Eric Powell have received 2011-12 UNL UCARE Grants to conduct research in acoustics. (April 2011)
  • Adam Buck has been awarded a UNL College of Engineering Milton Mohr Scholarship. (April 2011)
  • Michael Crabb was awarded a 2010 Newman Student Award Medal for merit in architectural acoustics. (December 2010)
  • Lauren Ronsse has been named a 2010-11 Nebraska University Presidential Graduate Fellow, the most distinguished graduate fellowship offered by the University. (September 2010)
  • Members of the Nebraska Acoustics Group participated in the 2010 Concert Hall Research Group Summer Institute in Sante Fe, NM. Shown below from left are Crystal and Eddie Lau, Hyun Hong, Carl Hart, Michael Crabb, Lauren Ronsse, Caleb Sieck, Lily Wang and Florence Yuill. (July 2010)
  • Lauren Ronsse has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 UNL College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. (April 2010)
  • Michael Crabb, James Dougherty, Dakota Kelley, Eric Powell, and Paul Sim received 2010-11 UNL UCARE Grants to conduct research in acoustics. (April 2010)
  • Carl Hart has been awarded a 2010-11 ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid. (February 2010)
  • Eric Powell and Lauren Ronsse have been awarded UNL College of Engineering Milton Mohr Scholarships. (May 2009)
  • Dakota Kelley received 1st Honors in the ASA Architectural Acoustics Student Paper Competition in Portland, for his paper “Correlation of subjective and objective measures of spectral quality”. (May 2009)
  • Norman Philipp received the “Outstanding Young Presenter in Noise” award in the ASA Technical Committee on Noise Student Paper Competition in Portland, for his paper “Comparison of apparent field sound transmission class (AFSTC) and outdoor indoor transmission class (OITC) as applied to modular classroom design and field analysis”. (May 2009)
  • Jennifer Reisdorff and Ryan Skoug were both granted 2009 Newman Student Award Medal for merit in architectural acoustics. (June 2009)
  • Lauren Ronsse has been awarded a 2009 3M Acoustic, Thermal and Shock Solutions Scholarship. (April 2009)
  • Michael Crabb, Eric Powell, and Paul Sim received 2009-10 UNL UCARE Grants to conduct research in acoustics. (April 2009)
  • The University of Nebraska ASA Student Chapter sponsored a Distinguished Lecture by Dr. James West of Johns Hopkins University on “Hospital Noise Issues”. (April 2009)

  • Cassandra Wiese has been awarded a 2009-10 ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid. (February 2009)
  • Dakota Kelley has been awarded the national 2009-10 ASHRAE Henry Adams Scholarship. (February 2009)
  • NAG welcomes our newest AE faculty member with focus in acoustics, Dr. Siu-Kit Lau! (January 2009)
  • Alicia Wagner was granted a 2008 Newman Student Award Medal for merit in architectural acoustics. (December 2008)
  • The University of Nebraska ASA Student Chapter co-sponsored a seminar on Hearing Conservation presented by Elliott Berger in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, November 20, 2008.
  • Michael Crabb, Dakota Kelley and Jennifer Reisdorff received 2008-09 UNL UCARE Grants to conduct research in acoustics. (April 2008)
  • Jonathan Rathsam has been awarded a 2008-09 NSF IRFP Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will use the fellowship to work with Dr. Boaz Rafaely at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel, on a project entitled: “In situ measurement of acoustical absorption using a spherical microphone array”. (March 2008)
  • David Manley received the University of Nebraska Architectural Engineering 2008 Outstanding MAE Student Award. (February 2008)
  • Jonathan Rathsam was granted a 2007 Newman Student Award Medal for merit in architectural acoustics. (December 2007)
  • Alicia Wagner was awarded the 2007 ASA Graduate Fellowship for Minorities. (June 2007)
  • Michelle Vigeant received 1st Honors in the ASA Architectural Acoustics Student Paper Competition in Salt Lake City, for her paper “Validation study of computer modeling of source directivity”. (June 2007)
  • Jonathan Rathsam spent two months, collaborating with the Acoustic Technology group at the Technical University of Denmark, under the direction of Prof. Jens Holger Rindel. (June 2007)
  • Jennifer Reisdorff and Ryan Skoug received 2007-08 UNL UCARE Grants to conduct research in acoustics. (April 2007)
  • Members of the Nebraska Acoustics Group networked with consultants and presented their research during a Room Acoustics Symposium at Acentech in Boston, along with students from the Architectural Acoustics program at RPI. (March 2007)
  • Lauren Ronsse was awarded a 2007-08 ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid. (February 2007)
  • Jonathan Rathsam is spending five months, collaborating with researchers at the Institute of Technical Acoustics at RWTH-Aachen University, under the direction of Prof. Michael Vorlander. (January 2007)
  • Michelle Vigeant was granted a 2006 Newman Student Award Medal for merit in architectural acoustics. (December 2006)
  • Lauren Ronsse received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for 2006-2009. (August 2006)
  • Members of the Nebraska Acoustics Group participated in the 2006 Concert Hall Research Group Summer Institute in Aspen, Colorado. Four of our students received scholarships to participate in this event, including Marc Choiniere, Cathy Novak, Jonathan Rathsam and Michelle Vigeant. (August 2006)
  • Erica Bowden Ryherd was awarded the 2006-07 ASA Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, to study hospital noise in Sweden. (June 2006)
  • Steven Ryherd was selected to be a 2006-07 Fulbright Scholar to Sweden, where he will study acoustics at the Chalmers Institute of Technology. (June 2006)

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