ASA School 2012

Important Dates
Deadline for ASA School 2012 Pregregistration - 7 September 2012
Deadline for Applications - 1 August 2012
Notice of Acceptance - 4 September 2012


ASA School 2012 is a new ASA event where graduate students and early career acousticians in all areas of acoustics can learn about and discuss a wide variety of topics related to the interdisciplinary acoustical theme Living in the Acoustic Environment. ASA School 2012 will provide opportunities for meeting faculty and fellow students, discussing research topics, developing collaborations and professional relationships within acoustics, and mentoring. ASA School 2012 is a two-day course consisting of lectures by prominent acousticians, roundtables, demonstrations, and discussion groups to expand on the lecture materials and to foster communication across disciplines and technical areas of acoustics. Social events, including a Friday evening welcome reception and Saturday evening dinner, are also scheduled to provide an informal setting for further discussions and social exchange.

School Information (Full Version in PDF Format)

ASA School 2012 accepted students should preregister using PayPal by 7 September 2012. PayPal is the only accepted form of registration for the ASA School 2012.

  • Dates/Locations

    20-21 October 2012, Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding ASA Fall Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Program

    The program includes 6 lectures per day, each related to the theme of Living in the Acoustic Environment, with sufficient time for interaction among faculty and students.

  • Organizers

    Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp


    Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp is Professor of Psychoacoustics and Noise Effects at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics, Technische Universität Berlin Germany. She has been a research professor at MIT Boston, Osaka University, and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Her research activities include Psychoacoustics, Acoustic Ecology, and Soundscapes. Among others, she is co-chair of the European Committee COST Action TD 082011-201204 “Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes”and a member of ISO/TC 43/SC 1/WG 54 - Perceptual assessment of soundscape quality” as well as chair of the WG3 in the BMBF Project DyNASS- Dynamic Arrangements of Urban Safety Culture. She is a Distinguished International Member of INCE USA. In 2011-2012 Professor Schulte-Fortkamp is serving as Vice President of the Acoustical Society of America.

    Judy R. Dubno


    Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Her research on human auditory function has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD) since 1981. Dr. Dubno’s current activities include serving as a member of the Tinnitus Research Consortium, Board of Directors of the Hearing Health Foundation, and as co-chair of the NIDCD Working Group on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss. She previously served as Vice President of the Acoustical Society of America (2010-2011), as a member of the NIDCD Advisory Council of the NIH, and as President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the recipient of the 2011 James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology.

  • Participants and Requirements

    ASA School 2012 is targeted to graduate students in all areas of acoustics and early career acousticians (within 3 years of terminal degree). Attendance is limited to 40 participants.

    Participants are expected to attend all School events and are also expected to attend the ASA meeting, immediately following on 22-26 October 2012, to deepen their understanding of a specific field of acoustics and become better acquainted with scientific work in other fields. ASA School attendees are required to be an author on an abstract for presentation at the ASA meeting in Kansas City either as a lecture or poster presentation. A certificate of attendance will be presented to at the close of the program.

  • Costs

    The registration fee for ASA School 2012 is $50.

    Hotel rooms for two nights (double-occupancy), meals, and course materials are provided by ASA. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.

  • Applications and Application Deadline - DEADLINE HAS PASSED




ASA School 2012 gratefully acknowledges its supporters:



HEAD acoustics, Inc.                                    Scantek, Inc.                                      Acoustical Society Foundation Fund