Welcome to the Acoustical Society of America student website! This site was conceived by the ASA Student Council and is meant to serve as a source of information and a point of contact for students and young scientists interested in acoustics and related fields. Within this site you can find information about the ASA, the ASA Student Council, and ASA activities geared towards students. You can also learn about the various ways in which students can get involved in the Society, and how to make the most of the information on the upcoming meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Be sure to check the Latest News for ASA Students to sync up with last minute news before you head to the next ASA meeting, and subscribe to the Facebook Page and Live Twitter Feed from the Student Council to get live updates during the meetings.

Introduction to ASA

The Acoustical Society of America is “the premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications.” So what does this mean to you as a student, aside from the many hours spent reading the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America? Actually, quite a bit!


The ASA holds two conferences per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Students are encouraged to attend and present at the conferences. Registration for ASA student members with current ID cards is $50 for advance registration and $90 for onsite registration. Registration for non-member students with current ID cards is $90 for advance registration and $130 for onsite registration. The meetings are known for their relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as well as their high level of scholarship, and ASA members are always eager to meet and talk with students. During the semiannual conferences, the thirteen Technical Committees also hold their own meetings. The Technical Committees (TC’s) provide a “home base” for Society members and are responsible for arranging the various technical sessions and promoting development in their respective fields. Students should attend these TC meetings to become more familiar with the inner workings of the ASA. While at the meeting, there are plenty of activities oriented toward students. To learn more about these activities, check out the pages on this site. One great way to engage with the ASA during the meeting is to wear the ASA Student Member sticker included in your student registration packet. Although the sticker is optional, it helps facilitate networking between students and other members of the ASA.

Get Connected

There are many ways to learn more about what the ASA offers to students both during and between meetings. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to connect with other students and receive periodic updates, announcements, and news. Check out the ASA website or the Explore Sound website to learn more about the ASA and its outreach efforts.

Results from ASA Minneapolis Best Paper Awards

A number of ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students and early career members who present at ASA meetings. More information about these awards can be found on the ASA website's Funding Sources page. Below, the results of the Best Paper Awards for...

ASA Louisville Funding Opportunity for Psychological and Physiological Acoustics

The Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics has a special funding opportunity available to support invited student presenters at the ASA Louisville meeting in Spring 2019. The deadline for the application is Monday, October 22nd. More...

Student Council Representatives Sought

Applications for ASA Student Council Representatives are currently being accepted for the representatives serving the Technical Committees on Biomedical Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Speech Communication. The deadline for...

ICA-ASA Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants

The 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, hosted by the German Acoustical Society, will take place from September 9th - 13th next year (2019) in Aachen, Germany. The ICA includes talks and posters on acoustics, a technical exposition on recent advances in...

Become an ASA Student Member

If you are interested in becoming an ASA member, or if you would like more information, visit the membership page on ASA’s main site. If you still have questions, you can email a Student Council member in your field of interest or contact Elaine Moran (asa@acousticalsociety.org).

The requirements of student members are:

  • At least half-time enrollment in an accredited college or university
  • Graduate or Undergraduate status
  • $45 annual dues

Benefits of student membership include:

  • Online access to the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)
  • Discounted pre-registration for ASA meetings
  • Discounts on acoustics-related books and products
  • Participation in local/regional chapters
  • Networking, school- and job-hunting tools
  • Interaction with active members of the academic and professional community
  • Opportunity to learn about cutting-edge developments in your field of interest
  • Development of life-long relationships with peer