Rooms of Sound

By Allison Mills | Published

There's a reason a person's voice carries in a classroom and doesn't in a recording booth. The science of sound impacts many of the rooms we live, play, work and eat in; this kind of research is the bread and butter of acoustics engineers. Join Troy Bouman, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, on a tour of Michigan Tech's acoustics testing facilities.

Reverb Chamber
A reverberant chamber is the opposite of a sound-muffling anechoic chamber.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.