Applications for new representatives to the ASA Student Council from the Technical Committees on Animal Bioacoustics (AB), Musical Acoustics (MU), Noise (NS), Psychological and Physiological Acoustics (PP), Signal Processing in Acoustics (SP), and Underwater Acoustics (UW) are now being accepted.
Appointment to the Student Council for selected applicants will begin immediately following the spring meeting in Minneapolis in May 2018. These terms will end immediately following either the fall 2019 meeting in San Diego (for the MU and SP Technical Committees) or immediately following the spring 2020 meeting in Chicago (for the AB, NS, PP, and UW Technical Committees). Student Council appointments carry the possibility of renewal. See the ASA Student Council web page for information about the Student Council and its activities.
Locations of upcoming ASA meetings include Victoria, Canada (5-9 November 2018), Louisville, KY (13-17 May 2019), San Diego, CA (30 November-6 December 2019), and Chicago, IL (11-15 May 2020). Student Council representatives are expected to attend both the spring and fall meetings during their terms on the Student Council and will be reimbursed up to $750 USD for travel to each ASA meeting attended.
General responsibilities include serving as a conduit for information for students within their Technical Committee, attending Technical Committee meetings and reporting on student activities, promoting the interests of students in the Society, and developing student-related activities within the Society.
Students interested in serving on the Student Council should be ASA student members, generally knowledgeable about the Society and its activities, and have attended at least one ASA meeting before applying. Preference will be given to graduate students, pursuing either a masters or doctoral degree. Students who are members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit their CVs in .pdf format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Application for Student Council Position.
The CV should be no more than 3 pages and should contain a statement of interest describing your involvement in ASA, why you are interested in being a member of the ASA Student Council, and what you hope to accomplish. Please clearly state the Technical Committee for which you are applying. Additionally, the CV should also include information about your degree sought, expected date of graduation, additional ASA Technical Committee areas (if any), the number of ASA meetings you have attended, and your likelihood of ASA meeting attendance during the Student Council term of appointment for your Technical Committee.
CVs must be received by March 2, 2018 for consideration for these positions. Applicants will be informed of the decision by March 30, 2018.