Applications for new ASA Student Council Representatives serving a number of Technical Committees are currently open. The deadline for submitting an application is March 2, 2020.

Serving as a Student Council Representative is a great opportunity to become more involved in the ASA! Student Council members organize events for students attending ASA conferences, help plan special sessions and outreach events, and represent student members of the ASA at official functions. More information about what the Student Council does and who were are can be found on the About the Student Council page. More information is available on our Join the Student Council page about the obligations and benefits of being a Student Council member.

If you are interested in submitting an application, please refer to the following information:

Dear ASA Student Member:

Applications for new representatives to the ASA Student Council from the Technical Committees on Animal Bioacoustics (AB), Engineering Acoustics (EA), Noise (NS), Psychological and Physiological Acoustics (PP), Structural Acoustics and Vibration (SA), Speech Communication (SC), and Underwater Acoustics (UW) are now being accepted.

Appointment to the Student Council for selected applicants from the AB, EA, PP, and UW Technical Committees will begin immediately following the spring meeting in Chicago, IL in May 2020. Appointment for the remaining applicants (NS, SA, and SC) will begin immediately following the fall meeting in Cancun, Mexico in November 2020. These terms will end immediately following either the spring 2022 meeting in Denver, CO (for the AB, EA, PP, and UW Technical Committees), or the fall 2022 meeting (for the SA, SC, and NS Technical Committees). 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 Chicago, IL (11-15 May 2020), Cancun, Mexico (9-13 November 2020), Seattle, WA (7-11 June 2021), Sydney, Australia (6-10 December 2021), and Denver, CO (23-27 May 2022). 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 necessary expenses related to each ASA meeting attended.

General responsibilities include serving as a conduit for information for students within their Technical Committee, attending Technical Committee meetings to report 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 with the subject line: Application for Student Council Position.

The CV should be no more than 3 pages. It should include 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 term of appointment for your Technical Committee on the Student Council.

CVs must be received by March 2, 2020 for consideration for these positions. Applicants will be informed of the decision by March 30, 2020.


Kieren Smith

Chair, ASA Student Council