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Matthew B. Winn is an assistant profes- sor at the University of Washington, Seat- tle. His lab focuses on listening effort and speech perception in people with hear- ing loss as well as binaural hearing and basic auditory science. He received PhD and AuD (Doctor of Audiology) degrees from the University of Maryland, Col-
lege Park, and worked as a clinical audiologist at the VA Medi- cal Center in Washington, DC. His research is supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Dis- orders. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and is on the Speech Communication and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics Committees. In the fall of 2018, he will join the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
    NEWS from the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund
Although the Foundation Fund is technically one pool of funds, in reality, there are numerous discrete accounts set aside for different purposes. Four of these accounts support the named silver medals awarded by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for outstanding scientific contributions. You may find it interesting to know the history of these medal funds, which were established by designated generosity from donors and friends of the ASA.
Pioneers of Underwater Acoustics Medal: Originally fund- ed by a $500 contribution from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in February 1959, the award was named in honor of these five pioneers in the field: H. J. W. Fay, R. A. Fessenden, H. C. Hayes, G. W. Pierce, and P. Langevin.
von Békésy Medal: Established in 1983 in recognition of “the generous gift of $10,000 by the Beltone Institute of Hearing Research to establish and endow a von Békésy Medal” in psychological and physiological acoustics.
Trent-Crede Medal: Established by the ASA in the mid-1960s to recognize contributions to the science of mechanical vibra- tion and shock; it was funded from donor contributions and an initial fund drive.
Sabine Medal: Established with funds donated by the Acoustical Materials Association to recognize contribu- tions in the field of architectural acoustics. The medal was first awarded in the fall of 1957.
Recipients are honored at the Plenary Sessions where the medals are awarded. The Foundation is very pleased to be able to support these commendations, and we are pursu- ing ways to increase the value of these and several other medals. A listing of the past recipients and details of the descriptions of the medals is available on the ASA website (see
Carl Rosenberg
Chair, Acoustical Society Foundation Board
   Mission of the Acoustical Society Foundation Board:
To support the mission of the ASA by developing financial resources for strategic initiatives and special purposes.
 ASFF For more information, contact Carl Rosenberg at
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