internoise 2018

Young Professionals (including Students)

inter-noise 2018 provides many opportunities for young professionals (including students) to receive grants with congress participation, attend the YP Mentoring Workshop, network with noise control professionals, and showcase research. Please carefully read the following to determine eligibility and ground rules.

View a listing of all the events and opportunities available for students and young professionals attending Inter-Noise 2018. Please share the flyer to ensure everyone can take advantage of these great opportunities.

I-INCE Programs for Young Professionals

See below for several exciting programs that are held at each INTER-NOISE congress. Though the Young Professionals (YP) page on I-INCE site includes detailed descriptions, here is a brief outline.

All I-INCE programs are open to all young professionals, including those from USA. However, young professionals from USA may not be eligible for multiple travel/attendance awards.

I-INCE Young Professional Congress Attendance Grants (YP Grants)
The goal of this program is to assist young professionals/engineers in attending the 47th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 2018) to be held in Chicago 26-29 August 2018.

I-INCE has allocated the funds to support 20 grants, each having a value of 600 EUR. The YP Grant will include registration for the Congress. The remainder of the 600 EUR grant (600 EUR – US$100 registration) will be available at the time of the Congress in local currency as a contribution to partially cover travel and accommodation expenses. The notification of the award of the prestigious Young Professionals Grant may be used to assist with obtaining additional funding from other sources.

Candidates must be relatively early in their professional careers (typically less than 10 years of active career). They can be either undergraduate or postgraduate students, postdoctoral, or young acousticians or noise control engineers working in industry. Preference will be given to students. The application and abstract submission deadline (for the grant) is 31 March 2018. Candidates must first submit the abstract of their paper via the conference website (, and then submit their award application via the I-INCE Young Professionals page.

I-INCE Practice School for Young Professionals
Sunday, 26 August

There will be four case studies presented on successful applications of noise control. Presenters are practitioners of noise control with long histories of working on noise problems. This is a chance to learn about practical application of theory. Lunch is included in the workshop and that will be an opportunity for attendees to have more interactions with noise control engineers. Space is limited. Indicate your interest in attending the workshop on the conference registration form and we will get back to you to tell you whether you we are able to accommodate your request.

Student Breakfast
Monday, 27 August
07:00 – 08:00

This breakfast, for students, is your opportunity to meet other students and faculty attending the congress. This event is strictly for students and invited guests only.

I-INCE Young Professional Workshop
Monday, 27 August
13:40 – 16:15 Belmont, 4th Floor

The goals of the Young Professional Practice School are to provide mentorship via case studies and professional issues presented by world-renowned experts and to hold informal discussions between young professionals and I-INCE leaders and senior noise control engineers. Once the winners of the Young Professionals Grant have been determined, all of the participants are invited to this Workshop to gain valuable contacts and view presentations by noise control professionals. The invitation is also extended to most students who register for the Congress.


1:40-2:00 Check in
2:00-2:15 Welcome - by Patricia Davies, VP, Technical Activities, I-INCE
2:15-2:45 Writing and Reviewing Papers - by Jim Thompson, Editor, Noise Control Engineering Journal
2:45-3:15 Making Presentations – by Michael Howell, Danfoss Power Solutions
3:15-3:45 Two Young Professionals’ Perspectives on Making a Good Start in a New Job
– by Seungkyu Lee, MMM, Minneapolis; and Rui Cao, MMM, Indianapolis.
3:45-4:15 How to Network – by Steve Hambric, Applied Research Lab., Pennsylvania State, University, USA.

I-INCE Young Professional Awards Presentations
Monday, 27 August
16:15 – 16:30 Belmont, 4th Floor
Presentation of the I-INCE Young Professionals Grant Awardee Certifications – by Marion Burgess, President of I-INCE

I-INCE Social Networking Event
Monday, 27 August
16:30-18:00 Halstead Foyer, 4th Floor (By Invitation Only)

There are networking opportunities for Young Professionals after the workshop. I-INCE leaders and guests will attend this event. This networking event is strictly by invitation.

Student Visa Information
Citizens or nationals of the following countries* are currently eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP, unless citizens of one of these countries are also a national of Iraq, Iran, Syria, or Sudan.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Czech
  • Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan*
  • United Kingdom**

**To be eligible to travel under the VWP, British citizens must have the unrestricted right of permanent abode in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

For more information visit the following website:

Students Needing Visa's
Student may contact the Congress Secretariat at the NCE-USA IBO at

Additional Opportunities for Students at inter-noise 2018

inter-noise 2018 Student Paper Competition 
"A Student Paper Competition for inter-noise 2018 will be held, with up to 5 awards given to the most outstanding papers. The Winners (first authors only) of the Student Paper Competition Awards will receive $500 USD. 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. To enroll in the student paper competition, the student must check the "student paper competition" checkbox during abstract/paper submission. Unlike past years, no additional paperwork will be required for entry. On the title slide of your presentation, please include the following items: "This presentation is part of the inter-noise 2018 Student Paper Competition", indicate the I-INCE membership organization for the student author and their advisor, and include a statement that the work and paper were completed by the student, for example "This project is the sole work of Student Name Here, under supervision of Advisor Name Here".

The student and their advisor must be members of INCE-USA.

inter-noise 2018 "Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering" Competition     
There will be a special session of student presentations of seminal noise control papers:  "Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering". This is open to all students. 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 alone.  Papers are not required for presentations in this session.  
The student and their advisor must be members of an I-INCE Member Society.

View List of Classic Papers

The abstract and presentation should focus on the main thrust of the original paper, but 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 a study of the influence of the original paper on subsequent research or noise control practice, etc.

The title of the presentation should be something like:  An overview of <authors’ names> paper on <paper title>  and its influence on subsequent research.   The last part need not be there or might be different depending on the content of your presentation.

A winner, as determined by the INCE-USA judging panel, will receive $1000 if she or he attends the inter-noise 2018 Awards Ceremony.

FREE Registration — Student Volunteer Opportunities at inter-noise 2018         
Student volunteers are needed to provide back-up support to inter-noise 2018 technical sessions. Volunteers will attend assigned sessions and make themselves available in the event that the session chair and/or technical staff need additional assistance. This will be an excellent networking opportunity. Sessions will be assigned to match student interests and availability. Schedule will allow for activities such as paper presentations.

Contact Dana Lodico for more information Please check with the organizers re the policy if you have already received a free registration via other means.

inter-noise 2018 Student Breakfast
This is a chance to meet with professional noise control engineers to discuss career choices, learn about the companies or organizations they work for (or own), and understand what they are looking for in new employees. Please let us know when you register if you plan to attend. Check program for date, time and location.


Travel Awards for Students Studying in the USA Only

INCE-USA Travel Awards
Award Eligibility for INCE-USA Awards   
The applicant for the awards described below must be a student studying at a University in the USA. Anyone who has won any of the INCE-USA student/young professional travel 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.

A student may apply to both but will not receive both an INCE-USA travel award and an I-INCE Young Professionals Award to attend inter-noise 2018.  If the student is a potential recipient of several travel awards, only the most financially beneficial award will be given to that student.

Participating in the Student Paper Competition does not affect eligibility for either of the travel awards.
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 two awards possible. 

Michiko So Finegold Award for graduate student/young professional travel
For the fifth year, INCE-USA is pleased to offer the Michiko So Finegold Award, supporting U.S. graduate students and young professionals traveling to inter-noise 2018 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 be nominated using the form available here (coming soon). Applications will be processed as received. If you are a graduate student or young professional, please ask for a nomination to be submitted on your behalf from a current/former professor or supervisor. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust.

Hallberg Foundation Award for student travel
INCE-USA is pleased to be able to offer the Hallberg Foundation award, supporting North American undergraduate or graduate students traveling to inter-noise 2018 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 be nominated using the form available here (coming soon), and applications will be processed as received. If you are a current student, please contact a professor to complete the nomination form on your behalf. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation.