Acoustics Student Receives Newman Award at 2012 Commencement

Christopher Jasinski knew there was 'something up' when a Commencement Marshall asked him to sit on a specific chair during the 2012 CETA diploma ceremony. At the end of the program, he was surprised to hear the announcement that he had won 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 was honored for his work on The Effect of Test Method on the Just Noticeable Difference of Clarity Index (C80), an important descriptor for the acoustic quality of concert halls. He had presented the results at a national conference of the Acoustical Society of America.

Christopher Jasinski graduated summa cum laude in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, majoring in Acoustical Engineering and Music. He is a native of Cheshire, CT, and has been accepted into the graduate program in acoustics at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Posted: May 2012