As you may already be aware, NOISE-CON 2019 is being held August 26–28 in San Diego, California. This should prove to be a very exciting event! Dana Lodico, the current vice president of honors and awards for INCE-USA and the student volunteer coordinator for the conference, writes to let readers know of some upcoming awards and honors.
This year, INCE-USA and the INCE Foundation are pleased to announce the following student awards:
Student Paper Competition
INCE-USA is pleased to announce a Student Paper Competition for NOISE-CON 2019, with up to five awards given to the most outstanding papers. The winners of the Student Paper Competition Awards will receive $500, 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.
“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, and so on. A winner, as determined by the INCE-USA judging panel, will receive $1,000 if she or he attends the NOISE-CON 2019 Awards Ceremony.
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 US 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 NOISE-CON 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.
More details about awards and their submission dates are available on the NOISE-CON 2019 website.
If you have further questions, or would like to request a nomination form, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking Student Volunteers
We are also looking for student volunteers to provide back up support to the organizers and technical session chairs. Students will receive free registration in exchange for volunteer efforts. Occasionally, we have been able to obtain reduced rate hotel rooms as well. Past volunteer responsibilities have included assisting in technical sessions, registration, and/or paper upload room. Sessions will be assigned to match the student’s interests and availability (to present papers, etc.). If you know of any student(s) who might be interested in this opportunity, please forward this to them and have them contact email@example.com.
Thank you, and I hope to see you all in San Diego!