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Family background; identification with and influence of mentor Harvey Fletcher; bachelor's degree; calling as a Mormon missionary in Chicago, graduate course in physics with Albert A. Michelson. Work on electronics and acoustics at Western Electric at the invitation of Fletcher; influence of the work of Hendrik Johannes van der Bijl and Harold D. Arnold. Resumption of graduate studies at University of Chicago in 1919 and recollection of his work there with Michelson and Robert Millikan; change of dissertation topic to investigation of a hearing problem using vacuum tube circuits.
In this interview Chester McKinney discusses his family and education, his association with the Acoustical Society of America, his military service and training, his work while director of the Applied Research Laboratories, work on U.S. Navy Committees, and teaching at Texas Tech University. Topics discussed include Applied Research Laboratories (formerly Defense Research Laboratories), The University of Texas at Austin; Acoustical Society of America; Richard Lane; Paul Boner; childhood interest in radio and electronics; East Texas State Teachers College; M. Y.
Harry Bernard Miller, an amateur violinist and a chemistry major at Harvard, became a graduate student in physics and engineering upon becoming acquainted with physics professor Frederick Saunders, who was doing acoustical research on violins. After many conferences and consultations with Professor Ted Hunt, and graduate courses in electrical engineering and physics, Harry Miller was employed by Brush Development Company and did early research and development on magnetic recording.
In this interview F. Douglas Shields discusses topics such as: Acoustical Society of America (ASA); physical acoustics; absorption of gases; family background and education; going to Tennessee Tech for school; joining the Air Force; Vanderbilt University for graduate school; Francis Slack; teaching at Middle Tennessee State University; Robert Lagemann; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; isotopes; University of Mississippi.
Ungar’s family leaves Vienna for St. Louis fleeing the Nazis. College at Washington University is interrupted by Army service in postwar Europe. Takes up mechanical engineering on return to Washington University. Master’s degree while employed at Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. PhD at New York University where he briefly teaches. Joins Bolt, Beranek and Newman in late 1950s. Also joins the Acoustical Society of America rising to the presidency. Family and leisure activities.
Born in Toronto, Canada in 1924; University-based high school offered an excellent education in math. Attended University of Toronto for an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics in 1945 and completed a Master’s thesis on servomechanisms in 1948. Employed as an Instructor for the Canadian Version of the GI Bill, came to MIT in 1948. Worked with L. Beranek in Acoustics lab and completed doctorate in 1952 with a dissertation about the perception of sounds shaped by resonant circuits. A research staff member of MIT from 1952-1954, he accepted a faculty position at MIT in 1955.
Discussion includes her current work; her membership in the Acoustical Society of America, American Speech and Hearing Assn; her work at the EPA on noise abatement; her education and decision to become an audiologist; her work with the National Assn. of Hearing and Speech Agencies; getting her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland; her work at OSHA; her work on the Hearing Conservation Amendment; her work as a consultant.
Current personal information; Acoustical Society of America (ASA) membership, since 1929; activities for the ASA, including committees, standards, editorial; family background and early education; Ohio University (1926-1930); University of Washington, Seattle (1930-1934); C. G. Conn, Limited, Elkhart, IN (1934-1942); University of California Division of War Research at San Diego (1942-1982); publications, patents and patent reviewing; standards review and preparation; wife and children and their occupations; editorial work for musical acoustics.
Waterfall’s involvement with the Acoustical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the Acoustical Materials Association (AMA); the management of the Acoustical Society, the formation of the American Institute of Physics and its relations with the member societies, the formation and reason for the AMA. Influential presidents and members, such as Arthur Compton, Paul Klopsteg, Frederick Seitz. Some comments on his war work with Copitz while on leave from Celotex.
In this interview, Jozef Zwislocki discusses topics such as: his family background, attending the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zurich, his interest in biophysics, Talic Tordion, University of Basel, Harvey Fletcher, psychophysics, Georg von Bekesy, front masking, Juergen Tonndorf, Acoustical Society of America, Leo Beranek, Jerry Wiesner, Kenneth Stevens, Harvard University Psychoacoustic Laboratory, Ron Verrillo, cochlear mechanics, Janus Green.