We, Education and Outreach entities of the ASA are looking for volunteers to help with the “Hands-On Acoustics Demonstrations for Middle- and High-School Student” and the “Listen Up and Get Involved” sessions at the New Orleans meeting of the ASA.

When are the sessions?

  1. Hands-On Acoustics Demonstrations for Middle – and High-School Student – Wednesday, Dec 6th, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  2. Listen Up and Get Involved – Wednesday, Dec 6th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

What is the flow of the sessions?

  1. Hands-On Acoustics Demonstrations for Middle – and High-School Students
  1. Listen Up and Get Involved
8:00-8:30 am ASA Volunteers arrive and prepare stations

8:30 am – Students arrive

8:45 am – Introduction to Acoustics in general and to the volunteers.  Informal Q&A about careers in acoustics.

9:15 – 10:50 am – Hands-on demonstrations and activities.

11:00 – 11:30 am – Pizza Lunch (volunteers eat with students).

11:30 am – students leave, clean up stations

 

5:00-5:30 pm ASA Volunteers arrive and prepare stations

5:30 pm – Girl Scouts and leaders arrive, check-in and begin eating pizza (Volunteers eat as well)

6:00 pm – Introduction to Acoustics in general and to the volunteers specifically.

Informal Q&A about careers in acoustics.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Hand-on demonstrations and activities with the presenters

7:30 – 8:00 pm – Tear down and pack up demos.

 

What will volunteers do?

We expect 30-50 students. The students will come to your table for about 5 minutes in small groups, probably 2-3 at a time. Try to give them hands-on learning experience as they interact with you and the demonstration. We have all the materials and instructions for what to do. We want them to feel excited about discovering acoustics.

We need 15 volunteers to make this a success.

If you may be able to volunteer, please send an email to kjones@acousticalsociety.org

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