Implement your own independent research project in the area of Acoustics. This could involve a research
question in physical acoustics or psychoacoustics. It could involve building a computer model of the
acoustics of an instrument or a room. It might involve building a new instrument or renovating an existing
room to improve the acoustics.
(1) Whatever research project you choose (I encourage you to discuss possible topics with me after class
or via email), you should have a research question(what are you going to study), a hypothesis about the
question(how you think the system behaves/will behave), an experimental design(how you decided to study
the question), and some analysis and conclusions of your findings (what did you find and why is it
(2) Prepare a paper on the order of 5-10 pages describing the research you did. This should include an
Introduction, Background (Literature Review – that is, what has been done before on this subject?), Method
(What did you do?), and Conclusions (What did you find?). You will give a short talk (about 7 minutes
depending on how many presentations we have) on the last day of class discussing your findings.
(3) Finally you will need to make a demo video talking about your research project and the experiment you
conducted. This should be about 5 minutes long, and should succinctly show what you did and why for
someone who wants to know about your project in the future. You can upload the video directly to the
course site or send me a link to a YouTube or similar video hosting site.