For NOISE-CON 2017, the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the United States (INCE-USA) and the INCE Foundation are excited to be accepting nominations for two major awards:
Both of the awards would be presented at the upcoming NOISE-CON 2017 meeting in Grand Rapids, MI, in June 12-15, 2017. An announcement regarding invitations to nominate exceptional projects and outstanding student projects for these awards will be sent in October 2016. A brief summary for each of the awards, including submission/nomination deadlines, is provided below.
To receive an application for the Excellence in Noise Control Engineering Award nomination and or the Hirschorn IAC Prize Student Project Award nomination, please send a request to:
Jeffrey L. Fullerton, INCE Bd. Cert., LEED AP
INCE Vice President, Honors & Awards
33 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
For more information about the INCE-USA Awards program, including a complete list of past awardees, please see the Awards page at the INCE-USA website: http://www.inceusa.org/about/awards.
Engraved Memento and Honorarium of $3,000
Nomination deadline: February 21, 2017
The INCE Excellence in Noise Control Engineering Award is intended to provide, and disseminate widely, recognition for an outstanding project, product, or processes in the applied practice of noise control engineering. The project, product or process should demonstrate a significant contribution toward a quieter environment. The precise nature of the project, process, or product is not rigorously defined by policy, but is left to the nominator to establish and the judges to evaluate. Some examples of possible nominees may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Nominations may be developed to recognize an individual or group of individuals for closely related contributions which, in the opinion of the nominator, constitute collectively a significant specific contribution to noise control engineering. The award shall consist of an engraved memento and an Honorarium of $3,000. A suitable nomination package for this award is not trivial and will require some time to prepare, so please request the nominating instructions at least one month before the submission deadline. There will be no extension of the submission deadline.
Award amount: $4,000 cash prize
Submission Deadline: March 6, 2017
The award is granted as a contribution to the education of a graduate student studying noise control engineering in the United States of America who proposes a project related to an application of noise control engineering and/or acoustical conditioning of architectural spaces. An application must be received for each candidate wishing to be considered for this award, which shall contain detailed information about the student and the proposed project including a commitment to publish the results of the project in a form suitable for the Noise Control Engineering Journal.