Awards

For 2018 the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) and the INCE Foundation will be accepting nominations for four major awards:

  • the INCE Distinguished Noise Control Engineer Award,
  • the INCE Excellence in Noise Control Engineering Award,
  • the INCE/USA NCAC Laymon N. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting, and
  • the Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize – Best Paper Award.

The awards would be presented at the upcoming INTERNOISE 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL, in August 2018. A brief summary for each of the awards, including submission/nomination deadlines, is provided below.

To receive an application for an award nomination, please send a request to:

Jeffrey L. Fullerton, INCE Bd. Cert., LEED AP
INCE Vice President, Honors & Awards
Acentech
33 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-499-8058
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://inceusa.org/about-ince-usa/honors-and-awards/ .


INCE Excellence in Noise Control Engineering Award

Engraved Memento and Honorarium of $3,000
Nomination deadline: April 23, 2018

The INCE 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 plaque and an Honorarium of $3,000. A suitable nomination package for this award is not trivial and will require some time to prepare the application for the submission deadline. There will be no extension of the submission deadline.


INCE Distinguished Noise Control Engineer Award

Memento and framed certificate
Nomination deadline: May 7, 2018

The INCE Distinguished Noise Control Engineer Award is intended to recognize individuals who have rendered conspicuous and consistently outstanding service to the Institute and to the field of noise control engineering over a sustained period. This honor corresponds to the title "Distinguished Professor" in academia and to the Honorary Fellowship Award of professional societies such as the Acoustical Society of America. This recognition does not involve a new grade of membership. Nominations for the Award are accepted every other year, though there is no guarantee the Award will be bestowed each 2-year cycle.

A suitable nomination package for this award is not trivial and will require some time to prepare the application for the submission deadline. There will be no extension of the submission deadline.


INCE/NCAC Laymon N. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting

A personalized Laymon N. Miller Medallion
Nomination deadline: May 21, 2018

The Laymon N. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting is an annual award to be provided jointly by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the United States of America (INCE/USA). This award is to be provided to an individual who has practiced acoustical consulting in an exemplary manner over a sustained period of time to improve acoustical environments in and around buildings, transportation systems, work places, recreational and other occupied spaces such that the quality of life for citizens and communities is significantly enhanced.

Examples of achievements and qualifications to be considered include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Length of time and quality of service as an acoustical consultant.
  • Consulting and other contributions directed at improving quality-of-life through better acoustical environments.
  • Development of new criteria, standards and improvements of existing criteria and problem solving approaches.
  • Publication of technical articles, handbook chapters, application manuals, etc.
  • Teaching courses in acoustics and noise control engineering.
  • Service as a mentor to colleagues, especially those newly entering the field of acoustical consulting.

Nominations should include a brief description of the nominee’s qualifications and reference letters supporting the nomination from at least two INCE/USA members with Board Certification.


Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize – Best Paper Award

Award amount: $4,000 cash prize
Submission Deadline: June 4, 2018

An application must be received for each candidate wishing to be considered for this award, which shall contain detailed information about the author and the previously published paper. The objective is to award the authors of the best paper on new and/or improved cost-effective noise control and/or acoustical conditioning products published in the 2 years preceding the Award (2015-2017).