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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
Don't forget! Today is the pre-registration deadline for ASA San Diego! Follow the link here:
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Northrop Grumman is hiring!

Positions are open in different areas of Northrop Grumman supporting their Sonar Innovation Lab.

One is for an engineering position in underwater acoustics and transduction devices utilizing a candidates skills in underwater transducer design, fabrication, and test. This individual will be accustomed to leveraging FEA multiphysics simulation tools, Matlab signal processing and acoustic test facilities as well as operate as an integral part of the design and implementation process.

Another position requires advanced skills in digital and analog circuit design.Tasks will include designing custom circuit card assemblies, electrical integration and documentation as well as guiding existing technology into adjacent opportunities and continuing to improve the performance of the SONAR product line.
Ability to obtain a security clearance is required.
Please check out the attached job reqs, or visit for more information!
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Being a student is stressful in a lot of different ways and these stressors can be taxing on our mental states. October 10th is World Mental Health Day and it serves as a great time to remind ourselves not to be afraid to seek help or to talk to someone when we are in need.
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Hey Everyone!

San Diego ASA is right around the corner (Pre-registration deadline is Oct. 28th!) and travel can be expensive! Students can apply for transportation subsidies to help reduce costs. Proposals must be submitted by October 28th. More information available here, under "Funding Opportunities": #fo" target="_blank">
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.


Some great information here for students looking to ease into publishing!
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With #ASA178 less than two weeks away, it's a great time to revisit POMA Editor @KentLGee's advice about our journal being a great stepping stone for student publishing:

#acoustics #education #publishing #research


If you’re interested in applying, we recommend you spend part of your upcoming winter break getting all of your materials together. It’s a fantastic and rewarding opportunity that has led to great things for students in the past. #ApplyNow

My first POMA article! This is on some research I've been working on as a Master's student.

As the outreach coordinator of @penn_state ASA student chapter, Molly Smallcomb has been inspired to do more STEM outreach to younger kids and get them interested in #acoustics. Read the full interview:

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San Diego can be very expensive. Make sure to apply for student transportation subsidies if you need them!
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Acoustical Society of America @acousticsorg
Did you know a student transportation subsidies fund was established to provide funds to any student to defray transportation expenses to meetings? Applications for #ASA178 are due Oct 28th. For instructions visit


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