Nancy A. Blair-DeLeon, ASA Standards Manager, recently published a column in the Acoustical Society of America‘s Acoustics Today Winter 2022 issue on “New Efforts to Bring Acoustics Standards into the Curriculum.”
In her column, Nancy writes: “The challenge is that standards are referred to but have not necessarily been a part of educational learning systems for several reasons including: lack of access and limited budgets or because the faculty may not necessarily be savvy when it comes to international and national standards application; that is, they are educators whose roles are different from those in the field who are applying such standards. With more exposure to and training in the use of acoustical standards, undergraduate and graduate students likely would be able to accelerate their preparation in launching their professional careers.”
Nancy’s column also prominently features in-depth input on this topic from several ASA Standards Members:
Stephen J. Lind, ASACOS Chair and ASA Standards Director
Derrick Knight, acoustic engineer with Trane Technologies and vice chair of Working Group S12, Noise
Donald Peterson, PhD, Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Illinois University and chair of ASA Standards Working Groups 39 S2 and S3, Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock.