Transportation Noise and Vibration

Penn State Symposium on Transportation Noise and Vibration

Penn State will host the 2022 Penn State Symposium on Transportation Noise and Vibration July 18-20, 2022.


The 2022 meeting will be held in the HUB-Robeson Center at Penn State University Park—immediately following the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

Sponsoring Organizations

Externally sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committee on noise and vibration (AEP80), as well as the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the U.S. subcommittee on Transportation Noise, this specialized meeting on transportation noise and vibration is held every summer at a different location.

Locally sponsored by the Penn State College of Engineering, Center for Acoustics and Vibration, Graduate Program in Acoustics, Department of Aerospace Engineering, and the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, the meeting will cover all aspects of transportation noise and vibration including road, rail, mass transit, and aircraft noise, as well as noise policy. The meeting will be held primarily in-person with a Zoom option.


Registration is now open hereRegistration is free for all, including Penn State faculty and students. If you are unable to register online, you may request a printable registration form by emailing Jeremy Krebs at

The registration deadline is Friday, July 8.

Abstract Submission Process

Abstracts for presentations— using the usual methods of TRB’s AEP80—are currently being accepted. Students considering presenting should carefully coordinate this with their academic advisers. The majority of presenters are expected to participate in person. Individuals may submit an abstract and a biography to Ahmed El-Aassar at

The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, June 3, 2022.

Presentations should be 15 minutes and allow for an additional five minutes of questions and answers, although this may be adjusted depending on the number of submittals.

The following information is required for all presentation submissions:

  • First and last name of presenter
  • Organization
  • Title of the presentation
  • Brief abstract (max 200 words)
  • Bio paragraph (2-3 sentences)

About the Symposium

Organized by Dr. Victor Sparrow and Dr. Tyler Dare, in conjunction with Penn State Conferences and Institutes, the meeting is expected to bring together 75 – 100 individuals from industry and other external organizations with representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Volpe, state departments of transportation, consultants, and vendors. The symposium provides an opportunity for attendees to interface with government and industry movers and shakers in the transportation noise and vibration world.


For additional information, please contact Jeremy Krebs at Penn State Conferences and Institutes at and/or Dr. Victor Sparrow at


Cancellation requests must be received in writing by emailing no later than Friday, July 8.


Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about access provided, please email Jeremy Krebs,, in advance of your participation. 


There are no rooms blocked for this symposium and participants are free to select from any of the wide selection of local hotels. The following options are closest to the location of the symposium.

Scholar State College, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
205 E Beaver Avenue, State College, PA 16801        
(0.4 miles from the HUB)                                           

Hyatt Place State College      
219 W Beaver Avenue State College, PA 16801        
(0.5 miles from the HUB)                                                       

The Graduate State College   
125 S Atherton Street State College, PA 16801        
(0.6 miles from the HUB)

Contact Us

About Registration
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Outreach Non-Credit Registration Office
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday
Phone: 814-867-4973
Fax: 814-863-2765

Additional Information
Conferences and Institutes
The Pennsylvania State University
Phone: 814-863-5100



The Center for Acoustics and Vibration performs basic and applied research in vibration and acoustics, supports graduate education, and transfers technology to U.S. industry and government. The center includes faculty, graduate students, and staff in laboratories throughout the College of Engineering and at the Applied Research Lab. These laboratories perform both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research in areas related to acoustics and vibration.

Center for Acoustics and Vibrations

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802