The Audio Engineering Society's Educational Foundation has announced the establishment of 'Advancing Audio – The Tom Kite Scholarship', offered annually to "graduate student AES members who have a passion for advancing audio through innovation and technology development".
It is named in honour of the late Tom Kite, PhD, an active AES member and vice-president of engineering at Audio Precision, the scholarship's sponsor. Dr Kite was a key contributor to the development and evolution of its flagship audio analyser line, the APx500 series.
"Tom was devoted to innovation in audio test and measurement, [and] to the advancement of education,” says Dave Schmoldt, Audio Precision's CEO. “Sponsoring an Audio Engineering Society scholarship in his name is a natural way for AP to honour Tom’s legacy and benefit future generations in a field that Tom so deeply cared about.”
Applications for Advancing Audio – The Tom Kite Scholarship must be received by AES's headquarters by 15 May.
Don Puluse, president of the AES Educational Foundation (pictured, right, with Schmoldt), says: “The AES Educational Foundation is honoured to offer this Audio Precision scholarship named for Tom Kite, a much admired and respected member of AES. This grant will preserve Tom’s legacy and support innovative AES graduate students interested in advancing research in audio measurement, analysis or perception.”