Rooms of Sound

Anechoic Chamber
Anechoic Chamber
Large foam wedges provide insulation in the anechoic chamber, an acoustic testing facility in the mechanical engineering department at Michigan Tech.

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 54 countries. 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 campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.