New England NoiceCon-16

Students & Young Professionals

NOISE-CON 2016 provides many opportunities for students and young professionals to network with noise control professionals, get involved with INCE-USA, showcase research, meet others at this exciting time in your professional, and even receive financial assistance with your conference participation.

FREE Registration –Student Volunteer Opportunities at NOISE-CON 2016

Student volunteers are needed to provide back-up support to NOISE-CON 2016 technical sessions. Volunteers will attend assigned sessions and make themselves available in the event that the session chair and/or technical staff need additional assistance. Volunteers will receive free registration to the conference and a NOISE-CON T-shirt. This would be an excellent networking opportunity. Sessions will be assigned to match student interests and availability. Schedule will allow for activities such as paper presentations. Contact Dana Lodico for more information (

Student Paper Competition

INCE-USA is pleased to announce a Student Paper Competition for NOISE-CON 2016, 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 NOISE-CON 2016 Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. 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.

Click here for details on how to apply.

"Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering" Competition

INCE-USA is sponsoring a special session of seminal noise control papers open to students, "Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering" for NOISE-CON 2016. 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 $1000 if she or he attends the NOISE-CON 2016 Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Click here for the application.

INCE-USA Travel Awards

Michiko So Finegold Award for graduate student/young professional travel
For the fourth year, INCE-USA is pleased to offer the Michiko So Finegold Award, supporting U.S. graduate students and young professionals traveling to NOISE-CON 2016 to present their work on noise effects, development of noise policy, and related aspects of noise control engineering. This year multiple awards are available — qualified graduate students/young professionals need to be nominated using the form available here. Applications will be processed as received. If you are a graduate student or young professional, please ask for a nomination to be submitted on your behalf from a current/former professor or supervisor. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust.

Hallberg Foundation Award for student travel
For the second year, INCE-USA is pleased to be able to offer the Hallberg Foundation award, supporting North American undergraduate or graduate students traveling to NC 2016 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 need to be nominated using the form available here, and applications will be processed as received. If you are a current student, please contact a professor to complete the nomination form on your behalf. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation.

Award Eligibility for INCE-USA 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 Student Paper Competition does not affect eligibility for either of the travel awards. 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.

Student Lunch

This is a chance to meet with professional noise control engineers to discuss career choices, learn about the companies or organizations they work for (or own), and understand what they are looking for in new employees. Please let us know when you register if you plan to attend. Currently scheduled for Tuesday 12 pm to 1 pm (check program for finally scheduled location and time).

Women Noise Control Engineers Lunch

All women NOISE-CON 2016 attendees, students and professionals, welcome to attend. While the demographics in engineering is slowly changing for the better, the number of women in noise control engineering is much lower than we desire. This is a chance to get together with other women working in noise control engineering or related fields, enjoy lunch and chat about challenges and opportunities. Please be sure to add this event to your registration so we know you are coming. Currently scheduled for Monday 12 pm to 1 pm (check program for finally scheduled location and time).

Young Professionals Workshop

Join us in the INCE-USA 2016 Young Professionals Workshop. Share some snacks and drinks with your peers and INCE members, and attend short presentations on topics of interest to young engineers and scientists, e.g., publishing your paper in a technical journal, how to formulate and solve research problems, tips on good presentation styles, and how to build up your professional network. The time and place of the workshop will be announced shortly before the conference. Please send us topics that you would be interested in us addressing in the workshop.