Acoustics Students Receive Newman Medal at 2014 Commencement

At the 2014 CETA diploma ceremony, Adam Paul and Christopher Vincent were surprised to hear they had been awarded the Robert Bradford Newman Student Medal for Merit in Architectural Acoustics.

This highly selective national award, administered by the Acoustical Society of America, is named for Robert B. Newman of BBN (Bolt, Beranek & Newman, one of the original acoustical consulting firms). Students selected for the Newman Medal must have demonstrated excellence in this discipline and in the application of acoustical design principles in the course of their studies. Chris and Adam were honored for their work with Smith-Edwards Architects on the design of a proposed music arts center for Trinity College. The project involved acoustic modeling of a rehearsal hall, music bistro, practice rooms as well as recommendations for reduction of ventilation noise.

Adam graduated summa cum laude in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, majoring in Acoustical Engineering and Music. Originally from East Falmouth, MA, Adam Paul is currently an acoustical engineer with Shen, Milsom & Wilkie, LLC in New York City.

Christopher graduated magna cum laude in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, majoring in Acoustical Engineering and Music. Originally from Golden, CO, Mr. Vincent is currently a systems analyst with Titan Lenders Corporation in Denver, Colorado.

Posted: July 2014