API would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the winners of the Saul Walker Student Design Competition at this year's AES Convention. The annual competition was recently renamed in honor of API's Founder Saul Walker, who passed away last year, but whose tremendous impact on the audio industry as an inventor and educator is everlasting.
The Saul Walker Student Design Competition allows aspiring hardware and software engineers to participate in a worldwide contest during AES Conventions and gain recognition for their hard work and creativity. API awarded three separate 'API Bootstrap Awards' that recognized student innovation in the spirit of Saul Walker. We would therefore like to congratulate the Gold award-winning group from New York University, including Emre Kanatli, Kerim Wilhelm, and Steven Nelson, for their work on a web based DAW and social platform for broadcasting and collaboration. Silver award winner Bartlomiej Chojnacki from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland was recognized for his acoustic scaled models and development of a standard for scattering measurement. The Bronze winning group including Gabriel Zalles, Spencer Cappiello, Charlie Mydlarz, all students of NYU, was recognized for their low-cost, high-quality MEMS Ambisonic microphone.
Our sincere congratulations to these outstanding finalists for sharing their hard work and artistry.