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That Martin Sound


Micah Shepherd, assistant research professor of acoustics, and a team of Penn State acoustics experts worked with Martin Guitar to develop a method to analyze acoustic properties of guitars and components.

Penn State acoustics program strikes right tone with doctoral student


When Molly Smallcomb was an undergraduate student at the University of Hartford, little did she know that her decision to attend a summer research program at Penn State would have such a profound impact on her future.

Penn State names acoustics alumna Lora Weiss senior vice president for research


Lora G. Weiss, interim senior vice president of the Georgia Institute of Technology and interim director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), has been named senior vice president for research at Penn State, beginning Sept. 16.

Ecology alumna Jennifer Tennessen brings acoustics to killer whale conservation


Jennifer Tennessen is a research associate at Western Washington University, working to understand the foraging behavior of an endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest. A 2015 graduate of the Penn State Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences’ ecology graduate program, she’s bringing the interdisciplinary approach of the Huck Institutes to her work, and is the first author on a paper published in February 2019 in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

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Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

Graduate Program in Acoustics

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

201 Applied Science Building

University Park, PA 16802