Last week at the Acoustical Society of America conference in Providence, R.I., it was announced that the University of Hartford won first place in an Architectural Acoustics Student Design Competition.
The UHart team comprised Lucas Johnson '14 and Wesley Axtell '14, both seniors in the BSE Acoustical Engineering and Music program, and Rachael Kline '14, who will be graduating with a BS in Architectural Engineering Technology.
This competition is intended to encourage students to express their
knowledge of architectural acoustics and noise control in the design of a
facility in which acoustical considerations are of significant
importance. Designs are submitted as posters, and are judged by
practicing architects and acoustical engineers. All posters are judged
solely on their content and are anonymous — the names of the students
and school are placed in an envelope on the back of the poster, and are
not revealed until the winner has been selected.
There were 15 posters submitted, and nearly all of the other posters were submitted by graduate
programs in acoustics. Submissions came from not only across America,
but from Europe and Asia. In fact, the runners-up were from the graduate
acoustics programs at Chalmers (Sweden) and the University of Tokyo.
Lucas Johnson is from Chatham, Illinois, and has recently accepted a position with AKRF Acoustic Consultants in New York City. Wesley Axtell is from Londonderry, N.H., and will be attending the graduate program in acoustics at Penn State University. Rachael Kline, Axtell's fiancee, will be accompanying him to State College, Pa.
Congratulations to Team Hartford!