INCE – USA

UPCOMING INCE-USA AWARDS AND HONORS FOR 2021 (TO BE PRESENTED AT INTER-NOISE 2021)

INCE-USA PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

For INTER-NOISE 2021, the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the United States (INCE-USA) and the INCE Foundation are excited to be accepting nominations for the following major awards:

  • INCE-USA Members’ Choice Project Award (NEW for 2021)
  • George C. Maling Award for Excellence in Noise Control Engineering
  • Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize – Graduate Student Project Award
  • INCE-USA Student Scholarship (NEW for 2021)
  • Student paper competition/awards or travel grants – Please go to the students page https://internoise2021.org/young-professionals-students/ for more details.

These awards would be presented at the upcoming INTER-NOISE 2021 Congress in August 1-4, 2021. A brief summary for each of the awards, including submission/nomination deadlines, is provided below. To receive an application for these awards, please click on the links below or send a request to: Dana M. Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert. 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: https://www.inceusa.org/about-ince-usa/honors-and-awards/.

INCE-USA Members’ Choice Project Award (NEW for 2021)

Award: Certificate and recognition of achievement in conference and INCE-USA materials.
Submission Deadline: April 8, 2021
INCE-USA is offering the Members’ Choice Project of the Year Award to acknowledge notable project(s) completed in the field of noise control or architectural acoustics. The primary candidate must be an Associate or Full Member of INCE-USA. Of the applications received, finalists will be selected for voting by INCE-USA Members. One or more projects may receive the award during any given year. Click here for the application form.

George C. Maling Award for Excellence in Noise Control Engineering

Engraved Memento and Honorarium of $3,000

Nomination deadline: April 8, 2021

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. Click here for the application form.

INCE – USA STUDENT AWARDS

INCE-USA Student Scholarship (NEW for 2021)

Award amount: $6,000 cash prize

Submission Deadline: April 8, 2021

The INCE Student Scholarship is granted to a college student studying noise control or architectural acoustics in the United States of America who, through personal qualifications and proposed research experience, is judged to exhibit the highest potential for performing research benefiting some aspect of noise control and promoting its usefulness to society. An application must be received for each candidate wishing to be considered for this award. Click here for the application form.

Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize — Graduate Student Project Award

Award amount: $4,000 cash prize

Submission Deadline: April 8, 2021

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. Click here for the application form.

Student Paper Competition

INCE-USA is pleased to announce a Student Paper Competition for INTER-NOISE 2021, with up to 5 awards given to the most outstanding papers. Please go to the students page https://internoise2021.org/young-professionals-students/ for more details.

“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 INTER-NOISE 2021. Please go to the students page https://internoise2021.org/young-professionals-students/ for more details.

INCE-USA Travel Awards

Michiko So Finegold Award for Graduate Student/Young Professional Travel
For the eighth year, INCE-USA is pleased to offer the Michiko So Finegold Award, supporting U.S. graduate students and young professionals traveling to INTER-NOISE 2021 to present their work on noise effects, development of noise policy, and related aspects of noise control engineering. Please go to the students/YPs page https://internoise2021.org/young-professionals-students/ for more details.

Hallberg Foundation Award for Student Travel

For the fifth year, INCE-USA is pleased to be able to offer the Hallberg Foundation award, supporting North American undergraduate or graduate students traveling to INTER-NOISE 2021 to present their work in any areas of noise control engineering. Multiple awards will be offered. Please go to the students page https://internoise2021.org/young-professionals-students/ for more details.

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.