Richard V. Waterhouse

Richard V. Waterhouse was born in Kent, England in 1924. He studied physics at Oxford University, where he received the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1945 and Master of Arts in 1949. Shortly, thereafter, he came to live and work in the U.S. and became a citizen.

Thomas David Northwood

The Wallace Clement Sabine Medal of the Acoustical Society of America is being awarded this year to Thomas D. Northwood for his contributions to architectural acoustics. His activities over a long and distinguished career have covered many areas in this field.

Cyril M. Harris

Cyril M. Harris is being awarded the Wallace Clement Sabine Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for his contributions to architectural acoustics. He is well known for his consulting work on concert halls, particularly the refurbishing of Avery Fisher Hall in New York, but has also been active in many other important areas of acoustics, such as noise control.

Lothar Cremer

IF HE HAD DONE NOTHING in his professional life but discover the application of the "coincidence effect" to structures and then help us all to understand it, Lothar Cremer would richly deserve the award with which we honor him tonight. The ripples from that discovery have spread to every area of physics where vibration plays a part, though, of course, the practical impact is best known in building acoustics. But, his talents and energy have embraced a far wider span of interests.

Hale J. Sabine

This evening, the Acoustical Society honors a man who was born into the acoustical materials sphere. He has grown with it, studied its problems, contributed greatly to needed solutions, and has taken an honorable part in the activities of an industry that strives to manufacture commodities that fit the market in a competitive world.

Dorian S. Houser

Dorian Scott Houser completed his B.A.in Biology (Summa Cum Laude) at Coker College in June1992 and his PhD at the University of California, SantaCruz (UCSC) in 1998. During his graduate tenure at UCSCDorian received a fellowship from the American Society for EngineeringEducation that allowed him to work during summers at hischoice of naval research laboratories. Dorian chose to work atthe Navy Marine Mammal Program at the Space and NavalWarfare Systems Center, San Diego (SSC-SD), where he hoped topursue his interest in marine mammal diving physiology.

Purnima Ratilal

Dancing helps against seasickness," said PurnimaRatilal, this year's recipient of the R. Bruce Lindsay Award,as she demonstrated on the helicopter deck, to the beatof the waves in a raging mid-spring squall at theedge of the continental shelf, a day's sail from thenearest landfall. Not all of us were in a conditionto follow. At sea, exhausted after a long day's work,we'd sometimes discover her dancing on the fore deck inthe twilight, hidden behind the bridge, full of energy,... theprofessor who dances with the ocean.

Lily M. Wang

Lily Wang has a contagious enthusiasm for life and acoustics, reinforced with responsibility, determination and resilience. Both of her parents were born in China and were raised in Taiwan. After her father received his degrees, her family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee where he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority. At the age of 11, Lily was involved in an automobile accident that took her mother's life. She continues to motivate herself with her mother's image in the back of her mind. While in high school she read about careers in architectural acoustics.

Michael R. Bailey

MICHAEL ROLLINS BAILEY was born on 31 May 1969 to David and Patricia Bailey in Bethesda Naval Hospital, where David worked at NIH as a commissioned officer in the Surgeon General's office.

Mike's interest in science was already evident in elementary school. Given the opportunity to dissect a fetal pig. Mike made notes of all the organs, cleaned the skeleton, and kept the little pig skull in his room. After attending Westminster High School in Simsbury, Connecticut, where he was class valedictorian and received awards in science and math, Mike entered Yale in 1987.

Dani Byrd

Dani Byrd is a phonetician whose accounts of the movements of the vocal organs are literally dynamic. She has described the gestures we make with our tongues and lips in ways that reveal many new facets of their organization. Her career in acoustics began in 1986 when she left the warmth of southern California to attend Yale University. There, through Louis Goldstein of the Yale Linguistics Department and Haskins Laboratories, she discovered phonetics and speech science, and earned a joint BA/MA in Linguistics.

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