In honor of former Vice President of Engineering for Audio Precision and AES member Tom Kite, the Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation has established the “Advancing Audio — The Tom Kite Scholarship.” Kite passed away earlier this year from cancer.
Kite began his career with the test equipment manufacturer in 1999 as DSP engineer. He became vice president of engineering in 2008 and held that position until 2015. He was a leading contributor to AP’s APx500 platform. Kite also participated in the AES Standards working group on digital audio measurement techniques and contributed to revisions on a number of projects.
The Kite scholarship will be offered annually to graduate students who are AES members and are studying in the field of audio engineering. Applicants must show a passion for advancing audio through innovation and technology development. Applications are due to AES headquarters in New York by May 15. Audio Precision is sponsoring the scholarship.
“The AES Educational Foundation is honored to offer this Audio Precision Scholarship named for Tom Kite, a much admired and respected member of AES,” said Don Puluse, president of the AES Educational Foundation. “This grant will preserve Tom’s legacy and support innovative AES graduate students interested in advancing research in audio measurement, analysis, or perception.”
For more information, visit the AES website.