Coinciding with its 40th anniversary year, Genelec has recently announced the founding of the Genelec Dr. Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship, offered annually to U.S. graduate students in the field of audio engineering who are members of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). The scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, is being offered in association with the Audio Engineering Society Education Foundation to students who have a passion for advancing audio through innovation and technology development. Applications for the inaugural scholarship are now being accepted. To apply and for more information, visit aes.org/education/foundation.
The deadline for applications for the first Genelec Dr. Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship is May 15, 2019, with the award recipient being announced on August 1, 2019, for the 2019 school year.
Dr. Martikainen received his Master of Science Technology in Applied Electronics, Digital Techniques, Acoustics from the Helsinki
Since its founding, Genelec has earned global acclaim as a pioneer in active monitoring technology and continues to concentrate its efforts and resources on creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity.
Dr. Martikainen was involved for many years in the Audio Engineering Society, including being presented with the AES Fellowship Award for significant contributions in the field of loudspeaker development in 1993, and in 2015 delivering the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture at the 138th AES International Convention in Warsaw, Poland. Ilpo chose a topic near and dear to his heart, with the presentation titled “Monitoring Loudspeakers: Can They Be Truthful Quality Control Tools