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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
Wanting some highlights in the last day? Check out the suggested talkes for today (Fri, Dec 6)!
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Looking for some suggested talks today (Thu, Dec 5)? Mark the following talks down on your calendar!
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Don't forget to come to the student social in the Wilder Room starting at 6pm sponsored by the NCAC. Food will be offered and a free drink. You can also enter a raffle to go to the Society Luncheon. See you there!
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Planning the schedule for today? Take a look of the suggested talks for Wednesday (Dec 4).
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Good morning! Here are the suggested talkes for today!
Acoustical Society of America - Students
Acoustical Society of America - Students
We are launching a mentorship program to help new students get a little extra help navigating the conference experience. We are looking for student members of ASA who have been to at least one ASA meeting to serve as informal mentors for first-time student attendees at the 178th meeting in San Diego. Sign up link: For more information, feel free to contact Mark Langhirt (


Student social at the Wilder Room starting at 6pm! See you there!

It was great to present our work on acoustically stimulated drug loaded agents for bone fracture repair at the #ASA178 meeting! Now it’s time to listen to all the other amazing works being done in the field of #acoustics! @MiNaTherGroup @theevanslab @ASAStudents @acousticsorg ASAStudents photo

The student mentoring session at #ASA178 has great insights for both mentors and mentees. Come join us in Carousel! @ASAStudents @acousticsorg

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