Robert Celmer, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the University's acoustics program and laboratory, was a guest on the debut episode of "Stylus," a Public Radio Exchange (PRX) series described as a “host-less documentary show navigating ideas, artifacts, histories, cultures, and places along the mysterious terrain of sound and music.”
Also taking part was University of Hartford alumnus Jeff Hullfish, who graudated in 2013 with a bachor of science degree in acoustical engineering and music.
Episode One is described as a meditation on the idea of silence, and it includes an interview with Professor Celmer and Hullfish in the University's anechoic chamber, which is a room designed to prevent reflections of soundwaves. It is also insulated from exterior sources of noise. Students and faculty are able to use the chamber to work on real-world acoustics application projects.
The debut episode of Stylus aired on WBUR, the National Public Radio affiliate station in Boston, on Sunday, June 29.