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CETA Dedicates Reverberation Room


Posted 05/06/2015
Submitted by Bob Celmer
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements
Dr. Bob Celmer describes the Reverberation Room to (l to r) Linda Manzione; CETA Dean Louis Manzione; Acting Hartt School Dean T. Clark Saunders; Peter Lisi, director of the Office of Sponsored Programs; and PSVRF board member David Lubman.

Dr. Bob Celmer describes the Reverberation Room to (l to r) Linda Manzione; CETA Dean Louis Manzione; Acting Hartt School Dean T. Clark Saunders; Peter Lisi, director of the Office of Sponsored Programs; and PSVRF board member David Lubman.

Acoustical engineering faculty Dr. Bob Celmer (left) and Dr. Eoin King with the dedication signage.

Acoustical engineering faculty Dr. Bob Celmer (left) and Dr. Eoin King with the dedication signage.

(L-R) PSVRF board members Mary Veneklasen, David Lubman, and Wayland Dong; Acoustics Lab and Program Director Bob Celmer; PSVRF board member Myran Mann; CETA Dean Louis Manzione; and PSVRF Board President John LoVerde.

(L-R) PSVRF board members Mary Veneklasen, David Lubman, and Wayland Dong; Acoustics Lab and Program Director Bob Celmer; PSVRF board member Myran Mann; CETA Dean Louis Manzione; and PSVRF Board President John LoVerde.

On Saturday, May 2, the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) celebrated the dedication of the Paul S. Veneklasen Research Foundation Reverberation Room in the Acoustic Engineering Laboratory in Dana Hall, Room 126.

The ceremony was another milestone in a longstanding partnership between CETA and the California-based Paul S. Veneklasen Research Foundation (PSVRF), which sponsors scientific research in acoustics. The “Paul S. Veneklasen Research Foundation Anechoic Chamber” was dedicated in 2010.

This partnership gives students in CETA’s B.S.E. Acoustical Engineering and Music program, as well as the B.S.M.E. with Acoustics concentration program, the opportunity to participate in research projects and to co-author award-winning papers.

Speaking on behalf of the University, President Walter Harrison noted that our two acoustics curricula are "signature programs" on campus, and thanked the Paul S. Veneklasen Research Foundation for its support in helping CETA faculty and students conduct innovative research projects.

Foundation President John J. LoVerde said during the ceremony, “PSVRF provides (UHart) students with state-of-the-art abilities using tools of industry. But equipment is nothing without passionate professors like Bob Celmer and Eoin King loving what they do and motivating students to higher levels of performance.”

The Paul S. Veneklasen Research Foundation Reverberation Room is designed to cause  thousands of random reflections sufficient to produce a diffuse sound field, a requirement for several testing standards. It is also insulated from exterior sources of noise. Students have been able to use the room to work on real-world acoustics application projects under the guidance of Assistant Professor Eoin King and Acoustics Program and Laboratory Director Bob Celmer.

Dr. Bob Celmer describes the Reverberation Room to (l to r) Linda Manzione; CETA Dean Louis Manzione; Acting Hartt School Dean T. Clark Saunders; Peter Lisi, director of the Office of Sponsored Programs; and PSVRF board member David Lubman.

Dr. Bob Celmer describes the Reverberation Room to (l to r) Linda Manzione; CETA Dean Louis Manzione; Acting Hartt School Dean T. Clark Saunders; Peter Lisi, director of the Office of Sponsored Programs; and PSVRF board member David Lubman.

Acoustical engineering faculty Dr. Bob Celmer (left) and Dr. Eoin King with the dedication signage.

Acoustical engineering faculty Dr. Bob Celmer (left) and Dr. Eoin King with the dedication signage.

(L-R) PSVRF board members Mary Veneklasen, David Lubman, and Wayland Dong; Acoustics Lab and Program Director Bob Celmer; PSVRF board member Myran Mann; CETA Dean Louis Manzione; and PSVRF Board President John LoVerde.

(L-R) PSVRF board members Mary Veneklasen, David Lubman, and Wayland Dong; Acoustics Lab and Program Director Bob Celmer; PSVRF board member Myran Mann; CETA Dean Louis Manzione; and PSVRF Board President John LoVerde.