Senior Team Delivers Valient Effort Defending Title

Ethan Bourdeau and Ginnie Demske
Following up our 1st place finish in last year's International Design competition, Virginia Demske '15 of Hamburg, New York and Ethan Bourdeau '15 of South Hero, Vermont, have received a commendation award in this year's design tournament sponsored by the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics of the Acoustical Society of America. The 2015 competition specified the design of a performing arts complex located next to a casino in urban Pittsburgh, PA.

Ginnie and Ethan submitted their entry in the competition while undergraduates at The University of Hartford. Their submission was a poster presentation demonstrating room acoustics, noise control, and acoustic isolation techniques in building planning and room design. Individual students or teams of two or three undergraduate or graduate students were eligible.
Almost all of the 18 poster submissions from the United States and around the world were from graduate programs in acoustics. The anonymous entries were displayed and professionally judged at the society's May 2015 meeting in Pittsburgh.

Ginnie received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering,
magna cum laude, majoring in Acoustical Engineering and Music. She has accepted a position with Cerami & Associates Acoustical Consulting firm in New York City. Ethan received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, cum laude, majoring in Acoustical Engineering and Music. He has accepted a position with Longman-Lindsey Acoustical Consulting firm, also in New York City.