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What is ASA?

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is “the premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications.”


The ASA holds two conferences per year (one in spring and one in fall). Students are encouraged to attend and present at the conferences. 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.

Technical Committees

During the semiannual conferences, the thirteen Technical Committees also hold their own meetings. The Technical Committees (TCs) 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.

Become a 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 (


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


  • 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
  • Opportunity to learn about cutting-edge developments in your field
  • Development of life-long relationships with peers

Get Involved

There are many ways for students to get involved with and benefit from ASA.

Attend a Meeting

Going to an ASA meeting is the best way for students to get involved! At meetings there are plenty of activities oriented toward students, and there are funding sources available to facilitate student attendance at meetings. To learn more about these activities and funding opportunities, check out the meeting page. 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.

Stay 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.


Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Students! The preregistration deadline for the San Diego meeting is quickly approaching on October 28th. First time? Create an account through the website so you can register.

Also! If you are interested in meeting career acousticians in your field, you should sign up for Students Meet Members for Lunch (SMMFL). It's a great way to network, open up avenues for potential jobs/post docs, and to spark new ideas!

Meeting preregistration cost is $100 and will increase after the preregistration date.

The website is:
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Post doc position in signal processing available!

The Division of Applied Acoustics at Chambers University of Technology, in association with Project Levitation, has a post doc position available with tasks to combine the concept of parametric audio with beamforming, levitation, and potentially also active noise cancellation. You can check out the project website here:

If interested please contact Jens Ahrens ( and include a CV.
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Wow, that summer went by pretty quickly! How's everyone feeling for the fall semester? Are there classes you're excited for this term?
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Hey Students! PhD position available - Application Deadline of August 23.

A PhD Position is available with the Exploration and Environmental Geophysics group at ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). They are looking for candidates with a strong interest in the physics of wave propagation. The position will have a strong experimental focus taking advantage of the complete control in the characterization of media that is possible in the Centre for Immersive Wave Experimentation (CIWE), with its fully closed surfaces of sensors and actuators. To learn more about the group, you can check out their website here:

Please see the attached flier for more information, or you can contact Dr. Johan Robertsson ( or Dr. Dirk-Jan van Manen ( for more information.
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Here are a few opportunities for research in Europe funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) programme centered around Virtual reality audio for cyber environments (VRACE).
These opportunities are for students in their first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers who have not yet have been awarded a doctorate.



Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Students! Here is an opportunity for you.
ComSciCon is a series of workshops focused on the communication of complex and technical concepts organized by graduate students, for graduate students. Meet and interact with professional communicators, build lasting networks with graduate students in all fields of science and engineering from across the US and Canada. Interested? Applications are due Friday, May 31st at midnight. Check out the website for more information!


#PhD students trying to move out of #academia often struggle with what to put on their non-academic CVs. So here's a list of 6 sets of TRANSFERABLE SKILLS (THREAD)
#AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #JobSearch

Interesting thread here and a worthwhile read for students who have a tendency to compare themselves to others.

Us, calmly enjoying summer:

First day of classes:
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Distance education courses in Acoustics from Penn State with classes starting Aug 26th.
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Dan Russell @drussellpsu
Fall semester is only a few days away! Here are the courses Penn State Acoustics is offering thru Distance Education. Still time to enroll before classes start Monday 8/26!

We'll be offering ACS 537, Engineering Noise Control in Spring 2020! #acoustics #noise #iteachphysics

We have an #intern placement available for August (extension possible). A passion and interest in #marinemammal #acoustics are essential. Based at HQ, in sunny #Dunbar, #Scotland.

If this interests you please send your CV and a short cover letter to publications

From the talk our editor, @KentLGee, gave at #ASA177: How POMA and other conference proceedings empower students to publish


Photo: Startup Stock Photos from @pexels
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