At the 2015 National Communication Association Annual Conference, Noshir Contractor, as well as several current, former, and future SONIC members, will receive the Top 4 Paper Award for their paper, “The Effect of Synchronization of Group Processes on Multiteam System Effectiveness.” The authors of this paper include Toshio Murase, Raquel Asencio, Joseph D. McDonald, Marshall Scott Poole, Leslie A. DeChurch, and Noshir S. Contractor. In addition to Leslie DeChurch currently being part of SONIC’s affiliated faculty, Toshio Murase was a former SONIC postdoctoral research associate, and Raquel Asencio, currently a grad student at Georgia Tech, will be joining SONIC in the Fall to work on the MTS Simulation. The award will be presented in November at the conference which is held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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