Information for Students

ICA 2013

Information for Students

Students will find in their meeting registration envelopes a small sticker to place on their name tags identifying them as students. Although wearing the sticker is not mandatory, it will allow for easier networking between students and other meeting attendees.

Students are encouraged to refer to the student guide, also found in their envelopes, for important program and meeting information pertaining only to students attending the ASA meeting. They are also encouraged to visit the official ASA Student Home Page at to learn more about student involvement in ASA.

Student Transportation Subsidies

A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings. Students presenting papers who propose to travel in groups using economical ground transportation will be given first priority to receive subsidies, although these conditions are not mandatory. No reimbursement is intended for the cost of food or housing. The amount granted each student depends on the number of requests received. To apply for a subsidy, submit a proposal by e-mail to be received by 1 May to: Jolene Ehl, The proposal should include your status as a student; whether you have submitted an abstract; whether you are a member of ASA; method of travel; if traveling by auto; whether you will travel alone or with other students; names of those traveling with you; and approximate cost of transportation.

Student Events

Students Meet Members for Lunch

Students Meet Members for Lunch, which operates regularly at ASA Meetings, will be expanded for ICA 2013. All attending students, not just ASA-affiliated students, may participate. The purpose of the program is to make it easier for students to meet and interact with established acousticians in the profession. The student meets one-on-one with the established acoustician over lunch. Each lunch pairing is arranged separately. Students who are interested should contact Dr. David T. Blackstock, University of Texas at Austin, by email Please provide your name, university, department, degree you are seeking (BS, MS, or PhD), research field, acoustical interests, your supervisor's name, days you are free for lunch, abstract number (or title) of any paper(s) you will present, and any special requests. The sign-up deadline is May 20, 2013, but an earlier sign-up is strongly encouraged. Each participant pays for his/her own meal.

Student Design Competition

The 2013 Student Design Competition will be displayed and judged at the Montréal meeting. This competition is intended to encourage students in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, physics, and other curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and noise control in the design of a facility in which acoustical considerations are of significant importance. The competition will be a poster session.

Entries may be submitted by individual students of by teams of a maximum of three students. Undergraduate and graduate students from all countries are encouraged to participate. Students must be enrolled in either the fall term of 2012 or the spring term of 2013 (or equivalent if a particular school does not operate on a spring and fall term basis) to be eligible for the competition. It is not necessary to attend the Montréal meeting to participate in the competition although attending the meeting is encouraged.

All competition entries will respond to a design scenario that will be announced by approximately 1 November 2012. Information about the design scenario and registration for the competition will be available on the website of the Newman Fund, Additional information may be obtained by contacting Bob Coffeen, The Student Design Competition is sponsored by the ASA Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics, with support from the Wenger Foundation, the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund, and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants.

New Student Orientation and Student Icebreaker

A New Students Orientation session will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, 3 June, in the room 524b. This session will be followed by the Student Icebreaker from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. next door in 524c which will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students.

Student Reception

The Students’ Reception will be held on Wednesday, 5 June, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace (room 725) on the top floor of the Palais. This reception, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America and supported by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and others. All students are encouraged to attend, especially students who are first time attendees or those from smaller universities.