Dynamic Duo Receives Acoustics Award

Mark Wilcox (left) and Douglas Wilcox
Two of our acoustic engineering graduates, Douglas Wilcox '05 (CETA) of South Montrose, Pa., and Mark Wilcox '05 (CETA) of Naugatuck, Conn., have received a commendation award in a design competition sponsored by the technical committee on architectural acoustics of the Acoustical Society of America and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants. The 2005 competition specified the design of a drama theater complex located in an urban mixture development.

Douglas Wilcox and Mark Wilcox, who are not related, submitted their entry in the competition while still undergraduates. 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. Most of the 11 submissions from schools throughout the country were from graduate students. The anonymous entries were displayed and professionally judged at the society's June 2005 meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and winners were announced at that time.

Douglas Wilcox received a Bachelor of Science,
magna cum laude, in mechanical engineering with an acoustics concentration. He is attending the graduate program in acoustics at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. Mark Wilcox received a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, with a major in acoustics and music. He has accepted a position with Jaffe Holden Acoustics, an architectural and audio consulting firm located in Norwalk, Conn.