Hunt wins ASA research award

Nov 16, 2011

Linda Hunt's research into the vibrational properties of Hockey sticks has won her recognition from the Acoustical Society of America.

Kettering University Applied Physics major Linda Hunt received one of four Undergraduate Research Exposition Awards presented at the 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in San Diego, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4. 
Hunt submitted a poster for the special session 3aED, Education in Acoustics and Physical Acoustics: Undergraduate Research Exposition (Poster Session).  Her poster submission, 3aED5: Vibrational Assessment of Ice Hockey Sticks, summarizes some of the research she conducted in the Kettering Acoustics Laboratory working with Dr. Dan Russell, former Kettering professor now teaching at Penn State., and as part of her cooperative education work experience with the hockey division of Warrior Sports, Inc. 
Hunt measured the vibrational properties of several wood and composite goalie sticks and compared their vibrational mode shapes, frequencies and damping characteristics for her research.  She presented her poster at the Undergraduate Research Exposition during the ASA meeting Nov. 2.  
Hunt and Russell also presented another paper at the ASA meeting entitled "Vibrational characteristics of wood, aluminum, and composite hockey sticks."
Contact: Dawn Hibbard