For 2018 the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE-USA) and the INCE Foundation will be accepting nominations for four major awards:
The awards would be presented at the upcoming inter-noise 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
60 State Street
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/ .
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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).