American University Student Accepts Internship at Applied Research in Acoustics LLC


June 6, 2014


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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Applied Research in Acoustics LLC is pleased to announce that Valerie Rennoll has accepted a summer internship position at the organization’s Culpeper, Va. location.

Rennoll, 20, of Glen Rock, Pa., is a junior physics and audio technology double major at American University in Washington, D.C. She joins the team at Applied Research in Acoustics LLC (ARiA), a Washington, D.C. based firm of scientists and engineers involved in basic and applied research for the development of prototypes and field-ready software and systems.

“I played guitar and really liked science in high school,” Rennoll said. “I was looking for a way to combine my love of sound and my love of science, so I thought combining physics and audio technology was a cool way to do that.”

During her 10 week internship, Rennoll will work on the final development stage of WaveQuest, ARiA’s underwater-acoustics education and training video game.

“With a strong background in physics and acoustics—yet not removed too much in age from the target demographic for the game—Valerie is particularly well-suited to help us in the continued development and testing of WaveQuest,” Jason Summers, ARiA’s founder and Chief Scientist, said. “That uniquely positions her on the team to be a play tester with subject-matter knowledge.”

Summers said she will also be involved in related efforts that include ARiA’s E-SAIL training product and fish distribution and behavior database.

“I’m hoping this internship will provide me with skills that I can use in the future and that it will help guide me in my future plans,” she said.

When not busy with her studies, Rennoll said she loves to play the guitar and keyboard.