Join the ASA Student Council

Joining the ASA Student Council is a great way to become more involved in the ASA. Student Council Representatives serve two-year terms which span four ASA meetings and are associated with a particular Technical Committee (TC). There is only one Student Council Representative for each TC. Student Council Representatives are expected to attend both Fall and Spring ASA meetings during their terms and will be reimbursed for up to $750 per meeting for costs associated with attending the meetings. General responsibilities include serving as a conduit for information for students within your TC, attending TC meetings to report on student activities, promoting the interests of students in the ASA, and assisting in the development and implementation of student-related activities and programs in the ASA. Applicants should be knowledgeable about the ASA and have attended at least one meeting prior to applying. Applicants must be ASA Student Members. Preference will be given to graduate students, and students who are members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

An application to join the ASA Student Council must be submitted to the ASA in advance of the final meeting in the term of the current Student Council Representative for your Technical Committee (TC). A list of which meetings are the last meetings in the term of a given TC’s Representative can be found below:

Applications are currently being accepted for the TCs on Biomedical Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Speech Communication. More information is available below:

Applications for new representatives to the ASA Student Council from the Technical Committees on Biomedical Acoustics (BA), Engineering Acoustics (EA), Structural Acoustics and Vibration (SA), and Speech Communication (SC) are now being accepted.

Appointment to the Student Council for selected applicants will begin immediately following the fall meeting in Victoria, Canada in November of 2018. These terms will end immediately following either the fall 2020 meeting in Cancun, Mexico (for the EA, SA, and SC Technical Committees), or immediately following the Spring 2021 meeting (for the BA Technical Committee). The location and dates of the latter meeting is still to be determined. Student Council appointments carry the possibility of renewal. See the ASA Student Council webpage for information about the Student Council and its activities.

Locations of upcoming ASA meetings include Louisville, KY (13-17 May 2019), San Diego, CA (30 November-6 December 2019), Chicago, IL (11-15 May 2020), and Cancun, Mexico (9-13 November 2020). Student Council representatives are expected to attend both the spring and fall meetings during their terms on the Student Council and will be reimbursed up to $750 USD for travel to each ASA meeting attended.

General responsibilities include serving as a conduit for information for students within their Technical Committee, attending Technical Committee meetings and reporting on student activities, promoting the interests of students in the Society, and developing student-related activities within the Society.

Students interested in serving on the Student Council should be ASA student members, generally knowledgeable about the Society and its activities, and have attended at least one ASA meeting before applying. Preference will be given to graduate students, pursuing either a masters or doctoral degree. Students who are members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit their CVs in .pdf format via email to asa@acousticalsociety.org with the subject line: Application for Student Council Position.

The CV should be no more than 3 pages and should contain a statement of interest describing your involvement in ASA, why you are interested in being a member of the ASA Student Council, and what you hope to accomplish. Please clearly state the Technical Committee for which you are applying. Additionally, the CV should also include information about your degree sought, expected date of graduation, additional ASA Technical Committee areas (if any), the number of ASA meetings you have attended, and your likelihood of ASA meeting attendance during the Student Council term of appointment for your Technical Committee.

CVs must be received by August 31, 2018 for consideration for these positions. Applicants will be informed of the decision by September 28, 2018.