King, Faraci, and Celmer at the ASA Meeting in New Orleans.
Having been awarded the ASA’s 2017 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education, Celmer delivered the prize lecture, titled “Student-centered acoustical engineering education at the University of Hartford.” In this lecture, Celmer described the two undergraduate engineering programs offered at the University of Hartford in the area of acoustics; the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with Acoustics Concentration, and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in Acoustical Engineering and Music.
Faraci presented a paper on the "Acoustic Characterization of a Ukelin." A ukelin is a wooden hybrid stringed instrument designed to combine features of the ukulele and the violin. Along with students from the acoustic program, Faraci led a study that performed a modal analysis of the instrument and compared results to computational FEA analyses.
Finally, King’s presentation was titled “Electric Vehicles and Environmental Noise: Assessing the Noise Impact of an Electric Fleet through Strategic Noise Mapping.” Electric vehicles are often reported as being silent vehicles and may significantly reduce a population’s exposure to environmental noise. This paper investigated what effect the widespread adoption of an electric fleet would have in a midsize city in the United States (West Hartford).
Unotes - 12/21/17