Seattle, WA — May 2011

Student/Young Investigator Paper Awards

Acoustical Oceanography
No competition was held

Architectural Acoustics
First: Timothy Hsu, Georgia Inst. of Tech.
Second: Arun Mahapatra, Georgia Inst. of Tech.

Animal Bioacoustics
First: Megan McKenna, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, Univ. of California

Biomedical Acoustics
First: Peng Zhang, Boston Univ.
Second: Himanshu Shekhar, Univ. of Rochester
Third: Pavlos Anastasiadis, Univ. of Hawaii

Engineering Acoustics
First: Joshua Krause, Tufts Univ.
Second: Daniel Domme Jr., Pennsylvania State Univ.

Musical Acoustics
First: Juliette Chabassier, ENSTA ParisTEch
Second: Kevin Dooley, Univ. of California, San Diego

Jessica Morgan, Brigham Young Univ.
James Esplin, Brigham Young Univ.

Signal Processing in Acoustics
David Hague, Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Shaun Anderson, Georgia Inst. of Tech.

Speech Communication
First: Tyler Perrachione, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.
Second: Argyro Katsika, Yale University

Structural Acoustics and Vibration
First: Matthew D. Shaw, Brigham Young Univ.
Second: Christina Naify, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles

Underwater Acoustics
First: James Traer, Univ. of California, San Diego
Second: Ballard Blair, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.


Student E-Zine

(Echoes newsletter column describing Seattle May 2011 ASA meeting)
Alex Sell
Greetings from Seattle! The student contingent of the society was well represented by the 364 students who attended this most recent ASA meeting. We continued our tradition of the Monday evening student icebreaker, Wednesday evening student forum and reception, and debuted the Interdisciplinary and Student Council Session titled, “Introduction to Technical Committee Research and Activities, especially for Students and First-Time Meeting Attendees.” This session was held to introduce the different technical areas of the Society to first-timers, and talks were given by seasoned members of each technical committee. The student council would like to thank all of the presenters at this session and plans to sponsor similar sessions once-yearly at domestic meetings.
In other news, the Student Council elected its new Chair, Eric Dieckman. We would like to thank our outgoing Chair, Lauren Ronsse for her service to the Society. Also, three positions for technical committee representatives to the Student Council are open, effective immediately, and three more will open following the ASA meeting in San Diego, this fall. Interested students should visit: for more details.
If you would like more news on student events, check out our Twitter feed, @ASAStudents, or sign up for the ASA student mailing list: We look forward to seeing many more students in San Diego this fall!

Alex Sell is a graduate student
in Acoustics and Penn State
University. He can be contacted

(from Summer 2011 Echoes newslette. Reprinted with permission.)

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