For NOISE-CON 2019, 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:
These awards would be presented at the upcoming NOISE-CON 2019 meeting in San Diego, CA, in August 26-28, 2019. An announcement regarding invitations to nominate exceptional noise projects, processes or products, outstanding noise control educators and extraordinary student projects for these awards will be sent in October 2018. A brief summary for each of the awards, including submission/nomination deadlines, is provided below.
To receive an application for the George C. Maling Award for Excellence in Noise Control Engineering, Outstanding Noise Control Educator Award 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
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: May 6, 2019
The George C. Maling 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: $2,000 cash grant
Submission Deadline: May 20, 2019
The INCE Outstanding Educator Award for excellence in the teaching of noise control engineering is intended to honor a person who has significantly advanced the technology and practice of noise control engineering through unique contributions to the education of future noise control engineers, as demonstrated by one or more of the following qualifying accomplishments.
A suitable nomination package for this award is not trivial and will take some time to prepare, so please request the nominating instructions at least one month before the submission deadline. For complete Award rules and application requirements, please contact the INCE Vice-President for Honors and Awards.
Award amount: $4,000 cash prize
Submission Deadline: June 3, 2019
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.
INCE-USA is pleased to announce a Student Paper Competition for NOISE-CON 2019, with up to 5 awards given to the most outstanding papers. The Winners of the Student Paper Competition Awards will receive $500 USD, plus an additional $500 award if they attend the NOISE-CON 2019 Awards Ceremony. If a winning paper is expanded and accepted after peer review for publication in the Noise Control Engineering Journal, the student will receive an additional $500 award.
Click here for the application.
INCE-USA is sponsoring a special session of seminal noise control papers open to students, "Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering" for NOISE-CON 2019. Students will present on one of the classic papers listed in the entry form. An award will be given based on the student's presentation itself. The abstract should focus on the main thrust of the original paper and the focus of the presentation, which could also include additional work that has been done by the student presenter. The additional work could include reproduction of the results in the original paper, additional analysis, or influence of the original paper on subsequent research or noise control practice, etc. A winner, as determined by the INCE-USA judging panel, will receive $1000 if she or he attends the NOISE-CON 2019 Awards Ceremony.
Click here for the application.
Michiko So Finegold Award for graduate student/young professional travel
For the sixth year, INCE-USA is pleased to offer the Michiko So Finegold Award, supporting U.S. graduate students and young professionals traveling to NOISE-CON 2019 to present their work on noise effects, development of noise policy, and related aspects of noise control engineering. Qualified graduate students/young professionals need to apply using the form available here. Applications will be processed as received, but must be submitted by July 25, 2019. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust.
Hallberg Foundation Award for student travel
For the third year, INCE-USA is pleased to be able to offer the Hallberg Foundation award, supporting North American undergraduate or graduate students traveling to NC 2019 to present their work in any areas of noise control engineering. Multiple awards will be offered. As with the Michiko So Finegold Award, qualified students need to apply using the form available here, and applications will be processed as received, but must be submitted by July 25, 2019. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation.
A person who has won any of the student/young professional awards previously is not eligible this year for that same award. A person may be nominated for both travel awards but will only be able to receive one of them. Participating in Student Paper Competition does not affect eligibility for either of the travel awards. Student travel awardees must be student associates of INCE-USA. Applications to become an INCE-USA student associate are available at www.inceusa.org and membership is free for students. Awardees are determined solely by the INCE-USA Honors and Awards Committee and any independent volunteers who may be solicited by the committee. The INCE-USA Honors and Awards Committee will make awards based on nominee/applicant qualifications and available funding. Many thanks to the generous donors who make these awards possible.