Aaron M. Lesky wins Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control

For the second time in as many years, a student at the University of Hartford won a highly selective award called the Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control. Aaron M. Lesky was presented the award during the May 2012 Commencement Ceremonies, during which he also received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree with a Concentration in Acoustics.

Mr. Lesky worked on testing and muffler design for the NASA Orion Space Crew Module. The project involved a design optimization of an air flow silencer, incorporating Noise Criteria (NC) design goals, along with significant design constraints in the form of allowable sound absorptive materials. More common treatments such as fiberglass and urethane foams are on NASA's 'Do Not Fly' list because of their out-gassing and particulate concentrations. Innovative arrangements of approved materials were implemented to meet design goals.

Aaron Lesky, who joined our program from the state of Washington, graduated summa cum laude and has been accepted into the graduate program in acoustics at The Pennsylvania State University.

Posted: May 2012