Michael D. Collins

Late at night, on a research vessel somewhere in the Atlantic just below the Arctic Circle, a scientist on the late night shift finally spied the faint glimmerings of the Aurora Borealis. He summoned the other scientists and engineers, most from their deep sleep, to the top deck to behold one of the great wonders of nature. It was too dark for these ocean acousticians to find a strong rope or a gangplank and so this young scientist survived, continued his research, and deservedly is now receiving the R. Bruce Lindsay Award.

Anthony A. Atchley

Anthony Armstrong Atchley was born on 23 June 1957 in Lebanon, Tennessee, the son of Kenneth and Martha Jean Atchley. He attended Castle Heights Military Academy from the fourth grade through high school, graduating in 1975. While at Castle Heights he excelled as a student and demonstrated from an early age the organizational and leadership skills that characterize him today. When his fifth grade class was to make a presentation before their parents one day and the public address system suddenly failed, pandemonium was about to break out.

Joseph M. Cuschieri

Our technical community provides us with the opportunities to work with the opportunities to work with an array of amazingly capable people on virtually a continuous basis. Every so often, however, we encounter someone whose abilities, appetite for knowledge, and character set them apart. Their thinking is original. They grasp new concepts and techniques in a flash and plunge into new areas without hesitation. They convey a confidence that very quickly establishes them as one on whom you can rely. Working on analytical or experimental problems come naturally.

Yves H. Berthelot

Yves Henri Berthelot was born on 18 April 1957 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, and received his early education in Paris. In September 1975 he entered the recently established Université de Technologie de Compiègne (about 40 miles north of Paris) and began to study engineering. Acoustics was part of Compiègne's curriculum in mechanical engineering, and this was the catalyst that eventually led to Yves' career as an acoustician.

Thomas J. Hofler

When one considers the number of skills required for an acoustician to be a competent and original experimentalist in the 1980s (acoustics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, vacuum and pressure systems, thermodynamics and heat transport, analog and digital electronics, transduction, computer data acquisition and instrument control, numerical simulation, mechanical fabrication, etc., etc., etc.), it is difficult to believe that a single individual of any age could possess such a breadth of competence, let alone a person under 35. But Tom Hofler is such an individual.

Mark F. Hamilton

Some of us who work in acoustics got here by long planned design. For others an early love of music developed into a scientific or engineering curiosity about sound. Still others simply fell into acoustics by historical accident. Mark F. Hamilton is in the last category. Seeking an elective course as an electrical engineering senior at Columbia in the fall of 1977, he decided to take something called "Sound and Vibration," taught by an instructor he had never heard of, Cyril Harris (1985 recipient of the Society's Gold Medal).

Katherine S. Harris

Katherine Harris is a New Englandnative who still owns a home in Massachusetts. She livedin other places in her youth, including Greenwood, Mississippi, whereone of her high school classmates was James Flanagan. Kathycurrently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she and herhusband George have resided for more than 50 years. Shereceived a B.A. in Psychology from Radcliffe College in 1943and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1954,the year in which she joined the Acoustical Society ofAmerica.

James E. West

James Edward West is a consummate acoustician, inventor and an extraordinary humanbeing. In his lifetime of professional activities in acoustics, hehas created a large number of distinctly unique microphones andloudspeakers and made important contributions in architectural acoustics and noisecontrol. He has also mentored a number of current ASAmembers and dedicated enormous time and effort to encouraging studentsto consider careers in science.

Allan D. Pierce

Iowa has madeimportant contributions to acoustics; one of them is Allan Pierce,who was born December 18, 1936 in Clarinda. Allan's familylived in Wichita, Kansas during World War Two, then movedto Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he attended New MexicoState University. Two and a half years were sufficient forhim to earn a B.S. with highest honors in Physicsin 1957. From there, he pursued his graduate studies inthe Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whichmarks the beginning of his well-known affinity for the Bostonarea. In 1962 he was awarded the Ph.D.

Chester M. McKinney

CHESTER MCKINNEY was born January 29, 1920, in the small town of Cooper, Texas, about 80 miles northeast of Dallas. He lived there until he left to attend college at East Texas State Teacher's College in 1937, where his childhood interest in radio led him to major in physics. He earned his BS degree in 1941, and returned to Cooper to teach high school science courses.

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