The third day of the conference was a busy one for SPRALites with 4 presentations on that day:
Matthew Neal presented the details of the design of a compact spherical directional loudspeaker, with SPRALite co-authors of Molly Smallcomb (REU summer 2016) and Dave Dick.
Dave Dick discussed the basis for a new metric to predict listener envelopment.
Kristina Sorensen presented her work on the perception of warmth in concert halls.
Michelle Vigeant, along with co-author Andrew Morrison (Joliet Junior College), summarized findings from a survey sent out to K-12 teachers who use the ASA’s educational activity kit.
Last, but not least, on the fourth day of the conference, Peter presented an update on his M.S. work on the use of acoustical parameters to predict emotions conveyed through speech. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Pamela Cole in the Department of Psychology at Penn State, with co-authors Pan Liu, Rick Gilmore and Rachel Wolf.