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NCAC presents Travel Scholarships at INCE/NOISE-CON San Diego

Each year, NCAC selects universities from a list of qualified university programs to offer the Travel Award. This year the 11 universities were Columbia College Chicago, Georgia Institute of Technology, Michigan Technological University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Florida, University of Hartford, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Presented by NCAC Member Scott Harvey, INCE Bd. Cert., of Phoenix Noise & Vibration and Ken Cunefare of Georgia Tech, far right.
Recipients (left to right)
• Sean Collier – Pennsylvania State University
• Weimin Thor – Purdue University
• Suraj Prabhu – Michigan Technological University
The eligibility of university and college programs was determined by the NCAC Student Travel Award committee and based on stringent criteria regarding the program’s curriculum and faculty. Schools were qualified to select a graduate or undergraduate student from their program to be the recipient of the award. These honors have been made possible through financial support from NCAC sponsors.

2019 Laymon Miller Award Presented to Tony Hoover in Atlanta, GA

NCAC is pleased to announce the 2019 Laymon N. Miller Award will be presented to Tony Hoover (McKay Conant Hoover) on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the opening reception of the NCAC Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

The Laymon N. Miller Award is presented annually to an individual who has practiced acoustical consulting in an exemplary manner over a sustained period of time to improve acoustical environments in and around buildings, transportation systems, work places, recreational and other occupied spaces such that the quality of life for citizens and communities is significantly enhanced.

Tony's contributions include his outstanding career in architectural acoustics, and building and environmental noise. In a career of nearly four decades to date, Tony has been responsible for the design, testing and implementation of acoustics and noise control designs in over 2,000 projects for commercial and institutional buildings. Tony has influenced acoustics standards such as ANSI S12.60, and developed courses for the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Tony has served NCAC in many capacities including as president, and on various committees. The above barely scratches the surface of Tony's contributions to NCAC, ASA and the acoustical consulting profession.

NCAC presents Travel Scholarships at ASA 177th Meeting - Louisville, KY

Travel awards, made possible through the support of NCAC sponsors, wre awarded to:

  • Kenton Hummel, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
  • Digno Iglesias, University of Hartford
  • Max Miller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Scott Schoen Jr., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sushruta Surappa, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Will Spallino, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Ethan Wagner, University of Hartford

NCAC presents Travel Scholarships at ASA 176th Meeting - Victoria, Canada

Haitian Hao (student), Mark Langhirt (student), Leisa Nalls, James Phillips, Eric Reuter, Damian Doria (Stages), Tony Hoover, Bennett Brooks, David Woolworth, Joseph Esce (student), Joe Keefe, Stephanie Ahrens (student)

NCAC presents Travel Scholarships during ASA 174th Meeting – New Orleans, LA

Congrautlations to these worth recipients!

NCAC presents Travel Scholarships during ASA 173rd Meeting – Boston, MA

Front Row: Tony Hoover, Yiqiao Hou (recipient), Manasi Biwalkar (recipient), Randall Rehfuss (recipient), James Phillips, Scott Harvey
Back Row: Bennett Brooks, Noral Stewart, Ani Toncheva, Tim Johnson, Nancy Timmerman, Dave Woolworth, Andy Miller

NCAC Breakfast at Acoustics 17 Boston

NCAC breakfast at Acoustics 17 in Boston - Neil Shade, Bennett Brooks, Eric Reuter, Logan Pippitt, Andy Miller, Jim Borzym, James Phillips, Arno Bommer, Russ Cooper, Ani Toncheva, Scott Harvey

NCAC presents Travel Scholarships during ASA 172nd Meeting – Honolulu, HA

L to R: Jerry Lilly, Samuel Chabot (student), Stephanie Adams-Ball, Laura Brill (student), David Adams, David Lubman, David Manley, Eric Reuter

NCAC Breakfast at ICA 2016

NCAC breakfast at International Congress on Acoustics in Buenos Aires - Pablo Daroux (USA), Angelo Campanella (USA), Mario Huaquin (Chile), Alberto Haedo (Argentina), Ms. Lozano (México), Eduardo Lozano (México), Nilda Vechiatti (Argentina, President of Adaa, Asociación de Acústicos Argentina ), Jack B. Evans (USA).

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NCAC presents Travel Scholarships during ASA 171st Meeting – Salt Lake City, UT

NCAC President Kenric Van Wyk; Andrew Hulva, Virginia Tech; Julian Guy Milone, Columbia College Chicago; Dane Bush, Rennselaer Polytechnic Instittue; Logan D. Pippitt, University of Kansas

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NCAC announces Madeline Davidson of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln a recipient of the NCAC Student Travel Award.


Davidson received $500 in travel assistance and presented her paper “Quantification of Time-Varying Directivity of Musical Instruments in an Orchestral Context” at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Jacksonville, FL at the Acoustical Society of America conference November 2-5, 2015 in Jacksonville, FL. The award was presented Wednesday, November 4 at the Student Reception.


Each year, NCAC selects universities from a list of eight qualified university programs. The 2015 universities offered an award were Columbia College Chicago, Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Florida, University of Hartford, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The eligibility of university and college programs was determined by the NCAC Student Travel Award committee and based on stringent criteria regarding the program’s curriculum and faculty. Schools were qualified to select a graduate or undergraduate student from their program to be the recipient of the award. These honors have been made possible through financial support from NCAC sponsors.


“We are pleased to recognize these outstanding university programs and provide support for the students,” said Kenric Van Wyk, NCAC President. “We are eager to hear the perspectives and observations of these students, the next generation of acoustical consultants, and contemplate how their research will impact our future projects.”