At the ASA Meetings

You’re a student at an ASA meeting – what should you do?

There are a flurry of activities and opportunities available for students at each ASA meeting. Be sure to look over the list below for what not to miss as a student at an ASA meeting! This video snapshot of student activities at the San Antonio meeting (Fall 2009) shown below may give a feel for things as well.

An undergraduate shares his experiences at the ASA Seattle meeting, May 2011

by Stuart Harper, Brigham Young University

http://www.spsnational.org/meetings/reports/2011/asa_harper.htm

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION

Many of the technical committees of the Society give awards for student papers presented in sessions organized by that particular TC.

Selection of the award winner will be based on the quality of the presented paper, considering both the content and its delivery. All students who wish to participate in the competition for these awards should indicate their intention at the bottom of the abstract submitted for the meeting. Winners are listed on the Awards & Reports page after they are announced.

The award information for each TC changes for each meeting, so be sure to check the main ASA website for more details.

GALLERY OF ACOUSTICS

The Gallery of Acoustics is sponsored by the Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics. Its purpose is to enhance ASA meetings by providing a setting for researchers to display their work to all meeting attendees in a forum emphasizing the diversity, interdisciplinary, and artistic nature of acoustics. The Gallery consists of a multimedia collection of images, videos, audio clips, and narrations, of images and/or sounds generated by acoustic processes or resulting from signal and image processing of acoustic data. Images and videos can consist of actual visualizations of acoustic processes, or of aesthetically and technically interesting images resulting from various signal and image processing techniques and data visualization. Audio clips and segments should also have aesthetic, artistic, and technical appeal.

Both students and professionals are welcome to submit entries to the Gallery. The Gallery of Acoustics is not held at every meeting, so check the Latest News page or the Meeting Information at the main ASA website for submission instructions if it will be held at the next meeting!

STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

The Robert Bradford Newman Fund, the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants sponsor a student design competition during each Spring meeting of the Society.

The purpose of this design competition is to encourage students enrolled in architecture, Architectural Engineering, and other University curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and building noise control in the schematic design of portions of a building where acoustical considerations are of primary importance.

The submitted designs will be judged by a panel of professional architects and acoustical consultants. An award of $1,250 will be made to the submitter(s) of the design judged “First Honors”. Four awards of $700 each will be made to the submitters of four other outstanding entries.

More information can be found through the Newman Fund website.

STUDENT REGISTRATION PACKETS

When you check in at the upcoming meeting of the Society, you will receive a copy of the Student Guide in your registration packet. In the guide, you’ll find great information on the Society in general and the conference in general. Also included in the student...

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STUDENT BULLETIN BOARD

Information about all things student related can be found on the bulletin board near the registration desk. Be sure to check it out!

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STUDENT RECEPTION AND STUDENT OUTING

Each ASA meeting provides social activities for students including the Student Reception and the Student Outing. The Reception is a light dinner event that offers an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and other members of the Acoustical...

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STUDENTS MEET ASA MEMBERS FOR LUNCH

The ASA Education Committee provides a way for a student to meet one-on-one with a member of the Acoustical Society over lunch. The purpose is to make it easier for students to meet and interact with members at ASA Meetings. Each lunch pairing is arranged separately....

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FELLOWSHIP/GRANT WORKSHOP SERIES

This series provides information and resources to students about applying for scholarships and grants. One previous workshop hosted presentations by representatives from organizations offering funding in areas related to acoustics. Another analysed examples of actual...

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THE STUDENT COUNCIL MENTOR AWARD

The Student Council periodically presents an award to recognize individuals who have served as exemplary mentors. The Mentor Award is designed to honor exceptional ability in guiding the academic and/or professional growth of students and junior colleagues. Any ASA...

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STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDY

A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings. Students presenting papers who propose to travel in groups using economical ground transportation will be given...

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NEED A ROOMMATE FOR THE NEXT ASA MEETING?

ASA will compile a list of those who wish to share a hotel room and its cost. To be listed, send your name, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, smoker or nonsmoker preference to the Acoustical Society of America, preferably by e-mail [asa@aip.org] or by postal...

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VOLUNTEER FOR EDUCATION IN ACOUSTICS

At each ASA meeting, informal demo sessions on several basic acoustical concepts are provided to high school students in the local area. Student volunteers are needed to facilitate these hands-on demos. Interested? Please contact Derek Thomas at...

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ALTERNATIVE HOUSING FOR STUDENTS

Not all students get their hotel expenses paid, and even with the ASA discount the meeting hotels are not cheap. For most meetings, the student council provides a list of alternative (read: cheaper!) housing based on the knowledge of colleagues from that location. Be...

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BE SURE TO MEET YOUR STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES!

We are here to represent you. Please contact us before and/or at the meeting; let us know what you think and what we can do for you. We report on behalf of the ASA student members in our field at the technical committee meetings, and we organize new student-related...

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