For NOISE-CON 2019, the 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 will be presented at the upcoming NOISE-CON 2019 meeting in San Diego, California, August 26–28, 2019. 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:
Dana M. Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert.
INCE Vice President, Honors and Awards
For more information about the INCE-USA Awards program, including a complete list of past awardees, please see the Awards page on the INCE-USA website.
George C. Maling Award for Excellence in Noise Control Engineering
Engraved memento and honorarium of $3,000
Nomination deadline: April 22, 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 process 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 made to recognize an individual or group of individuals for closely related contributions that, 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 6, 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:
- 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
- The notable improvement of tools such as textbooks, handbooks, laboratory experiments, courses, and student projects for the teaching of noise control engineering
- 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
- 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
- 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 I-INCE vice president for honors and awards.