Awards

Upcoming INCE Awards and Honors for 2019

Professional Awards

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:

  • the INCE-USA George C. Maling Award for Excellence in Noise Control Engineering, and
  • the INCE-USA Outstanding Noise Control Educator Award.

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
E-mail: vp_awards@inceusa.org

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.

George C. Maling Award for Excellence in Noise Control Engineering

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:

  • Innovative consumer or industrial products developed specifically for the purpose of noise control or noise reduction,
  • Improvements to existing consumer or industrial projects to significantly reduce noise levels or noise exposure,
  • Development of new or improved techniques, materials or products for noise control, for buildings and 
construction,
  • Development or improvement of noise policy, guidance or standards resulting in greater or more consistent noise 
control engineering application or practice,
  • New or innovative techniques used in noise assessment or control for large transportation, energy or industrial 
projects, including environmental studies, design or construction projects,
  • Development or improvements of tools, equipment, processes, practices, computer programs and applications for 
use in noise analysis and control.

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.

INCE-USA Outstanding Noise Control Educator Award

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.

  1. Excellence in teaching, whether through the inspired dissemination of the principles of noise control engineering, or by inspiring students to attain high achievement in the field of noise control engineering.
  2. The notable improvement of tools such as textbooks, handbooks, laboratory experiments, courses, and student projects for the teaching of noise control engineering.
  3. Excellence in disseminating the principles of noise control engineering outside of a university setting through the teaching of short courses and seminars; by promoting cooperation among academic, industrial, or government sectors, or with other disciplines; or by advancing the public's understanding of the benefits of noise control technology.
  4. Enhancing and diffusing the knowledge of noise control engineering through seminal research, scholarly publications, or patents; or the development of noise control materials, products, techniques, or programs.
  5. Providing sustained and effective leadership for the educational programs and activities of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

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.

Student Awards

Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize — Graduate Student Project Award

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.

Student Paper Competition

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.

"Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering" Competition

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.

INCE-USA Travel Awards

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.

Award Eligibility for INCE-USA Awards

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.