Upcoming INCE Awards and Honors for 2024
- Nancy Timmerman Member's Choice Award - Deadline: February 15, 2024
- William W. Lang Distinguished Noise Control Engineer Award - Deadline: April 1, 2024
- Laymon N. Miller Excellence in Acoustical Consulting Award - Deadline: April 1, 2024
- Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize – Best Paper Award - Deadline: February 15, 2024
- Distinguished International Member - Deadline: October 15, 2023
- George C. Maling Award for Excellence in Noise Control Engineering (ongoing applications)
- Distinguished Service Medal - Deadline: October 15, 2023
- INCE-USA Member’s Choice Award - Deadline: February 15, 2024
- INCE-USA Student Scholarship - Deadline: December 15, 2023
- Student Paper Competition - Deadline: Due at Registration
- Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering Presentation Award - Deadline: Due at Registration
- Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in Noise Control
- Undergraduate Student Project Award - Deadline: December 15, 2023
- Travel Awards - Finegold & Hallberg - Deadline: Abstract Submission Deadline
Interested in Applying?
To receive an application for these awards, please use the links below or send a request to:
Award: Certificate and recognition of achievement in conference and INCE-USA materials
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2024
INCE-USA is offering the Nancy Timmerman Members’ Choice Award to acknowledge notable project(s) and/or product(s) completed in the field of noise control or architectural acoustics. The primary candidate must be an Associate or Full Member of INCE-USA. Of the applications received, finalists will be selected for voting by INCE-USA Members. One or more projects or products may receive the award during any given year.
Award: Certificate and $2,000
This award will be offered again in 2027
The INCE-USA Outstanding Educator Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Noise Control Engineering is intended to honor a person who has significantly advanced the technology and practice of noise control engineering through unique contributions to the education of future noise control engineers, as demonstrated by one or more of the following qualifying accomplishments listed on this page.
Award: Certificate and engraved medal
This award will be offered again in 2024.
The William W. Lang Award for the Distinguished Noise Control Engineer recognizes individuals who have rendered conspicuous and consistently outstanding service to the Institute and to the field of noise control engineering over a sustained period. This honor corresponds to the title "Distinguished Professor" in academia and to the Honorary Fellowship Award of professional societies such as the Acoustical Society of America.
Award: Certificate and bronze engraved medal
Award offered by NCAC in 2023. To apply in 2023, please see: Honors & Awards – National Council of Acoustical Consultants (ncac.com)
The Laymon N. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting is an annual award provided jointly by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE-USA) and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) on alternating years.
This award recognizes that individual who has practiced acoustical consulting in an exemplary manner over a sustained period of time, to improve acoustical environments in and around buildings, transportation systems, work places, recreational and other occupied spaces, such that the quality of life for citizens and communities is significantly enhanced.
Award: Engraved Memento and Honorarium of $3,000
Submission Accepted on an Ongoing Basis
The George C. Maling Excellence in Noise Control Engineering Award is intended to provide, and disseminate widely, recognition for an outstanding project, product, or processes in the applied practice of noise control engineering. The project, product or process should demonstrate a significant contribution toward a quieter environment. Some examples may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Innovative consumer or industrial products developed specifically for the purpose of noise control or noise reduction,
- Improvements to existing consumer or industrial projects to significantly reduce noise levels or noise exposure,
- Development of new or improved techniques, materials or products for noise control, for buildings and construction,
- Development or improvement of noise policy, guidance or standards resulting in greater or more consistent noise control engineering application or practice,
- New or innovative techniques used in noise assessment or control for large transportation, energy or industrial projects, including environmental studies, design or construction projects,
- Development or improvements of tools, equipment, processes, practices, computer programs and applications for use in noise analysis and control.
Nominations may be developed to recognize an individual or group of individuals for closely related contributions which constitute collectively a significant specific contribution to noise control engineering. The award shall consist of an engraved memento and an Honorarium of $3,000. A suitable nomination package for this award is not trivial and will require some time to prepare.
Award: Certificate and $4000
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2024
To be considered for this award, send the paper directly to the VP of Awards ([email protected]) via email by the listed deadline.
All NCEJ papers are automatically considered for this award.
The Martin Hirschorn / IAC Prize (Best Paper) is funded with the income from a $100,000 gift given in 1999 by the New York Community Trust, Martin Hirschorn IAC Fund. The prize is awarded in even-numbered years for "The best paper on new and/or improved cost effective noise control and/or acoustical conditioning products as published in the two years preceding the award."
Award Eligibility for INCE-USA Student Awards
A person who has won any of the student/young professional awards previously is not eligible this year for that same award. A person may be nominated for both travel awards but will only be able to receive one of them. Participating in the Student Paper Competition does not affect eligibility for either of the travel awards. Student travel awardees must be Student Associates of INCE-USA. Applications to become an INCE-USA Student Associate are available at www.inceusa.org and membership is free for students. Awardees are determined solely by the INCE-USA Honors and Awards Committee and any independent volunteers who may be solicited by the committee. The INCE-USA Honors and Awards Committee will make awards based on nominee/applicant qualifications and available funding. Many thanks to the generous donors who make these awards possible.
INCE Student Membership -- Become a Student Associate
Full-time students enrolled in engineering, physics or architecture at a college or university having at least one ABET- or ACSA-accredited program, are eligible to become Student Associates of INCE-USA at no cost.
To become an INCE-USA Student Associate, find out more information here and download an application here
Award: Certificate and $6,000
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
The INCE Student Scholarship is granted to a college student studying noise control or architectural acoustics in the United States of America who, through personal qualifications and proposed research experience, is judged to exhibit the highest potential for performing research benefiting some aspect of noise control and promoting its usefulness to society. An application must be received for each candidate wishing to be considered for this award.
Student Paper Competition
Award: Certificate and $500 - $1,500
INCE-USA is pleased to announce a Student Paper Competition for Noise-Con 2024, with up to 5 awards given to the most outstanding papers. The Winners of the Student Paper Competition Awards will receive $500 USD, plus an additional $500 award if they attend the Awards Ceremony. If a winning paper is expanded and accepted after peer review for publication in the Noise Control Engineering Journal, the student will receive an additional $500 award.
"Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering" Competition
Award: Certificate and $1,000*
INCE-USA is sponsoring a special session of seminal noise control papers open to students, "Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering" for Noise-Con 2024. Students will present on one of the classic papers listed in the entry form. An award will be given based on the student's presentation itself. The abstract should focus on the main thrust of the original paper and the focus of the presentation, which could also include additional work that has been done by the student presenter. The additional work could include reproduction of the results in the original paper, additional analysis, or influence of the original paper on subsequent research or noise control practice, etc. A winner, as determined by the INCE-USA judging panel, will receive $1,000 *if she or he attends the Awards Ceremony.
NOISE-CON 2024 is pleased to recognize George Maling with this year's competition. George Maling was instrumental in the founding of INCE-USA and contributed to a huge number of fields related to noise and vibration. George Maling was author or co-author of all of the papers in this year's competition.
Download a list of the Classic Papers here
INCE-USA Student Travel Awards
Submission Deadline: Paper Submission Deadline for NOISE-CON 2024
Hallberg Foundation Award (for student travel)
INCE-USA is pleased to be able to offer the Hallberg Foundation award, supporting North American undergraduate or graduate students traveling to NOISE-CON to present their work in any areas of noise control engineering. Multiple awards will be offered. As with the Michiko So Finegold Award, qualified students can apply. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation.