Best Paper Providence


ASA Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters

Spring 2014 Meeting
Providence, Rhode Island



Several of the ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students and young presenters who present papers at Society meetings. If you want your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when you submit your abstract. Follow the instructions for the appropriate technical area that appear below.

ASA BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS
 

COMMITTEES OFFERING THESE AWARDS:

Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics

AWARD AMOUNTS:

For each of the Technical Committees granting awards, up to two awards will be presented to students presenting papers in sessions organized by the specific Technical Committee: USD$300 for first prize and USD$200 for second prize.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To qualify for each of these awards, an author must:

  • be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
  • be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract
  • present the paper at the meeting

SELECTION:

The award winners will be selected by a subcommittee of each of the Technical Committees granting awards, based upon the quality of both the content of the paper and its presentation. The awards will be announced either at the meeting of the Technical Committee or after the close of the meeting.

APPLICATION:

All those who wish to participate in the competition for these awards must indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.


BIOMEDICAL ACOUSTICS STUDENT PAPER AWARD

The ASA Technical Committee on Biomedical Acoustics offers a Best Student Poster Award to students who present at spring meetings. Students who enter the competition are expected to give an oral presentation in a regular/special session and defend a poster in a separate student poster session. Only the poster presentation will be judged for the competition. Abstracts submitted by students who elect to participate in the competition will be listed in the program in appropriate oral sessions. Please read the entry qualifications that appear below to be sure you are eligible and follow the instructions for entering the competition.

AWARD AMOUNTS:

Up to three awards will be presented to students presenting papers in sessions organized by the Technical Committee on Biomedical Acoustics and participating in the special student poster session: USD$500 for first prize, USD$300 for second prize, and USD$200 for third prize.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To qualify for an award, a student must:

  • be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
  • be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract
  • present the paper at the meeting
  • defend the poster at a special student poster session, which will be open to all attendees

SELECTION:

The awardees will be selected by a panel of judges, based upon the quality of the content of the poster and a brief presentation to the judges during a designated poster session. The award winners will be announced either at the meeting of the Biomedical Acoustics Technical Committee or after the close of the meeting.

APPLICATION:

All those who wish to participate in the competition must indicate their intention by clicking the entry box on the online abstract submission form. Additional details will be sent to entrants after the program has been organized.


ASA BEST "OUTSTANDING PAPER BY A YOUNG PRESENTER" AWARDS
 

Note that you need not be a student to qualify for these two awards.

COMMITTEES OFFERING THESE AWARDS:

Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics

AWARD AMOUNTS:

Noise - Up to three awards of up to USD$250 each will be given for outstanding papers presented in sessions organized by the Technical Committee on Noise.

Signal Processing - One award of USD$500 will be given for outstanding paper presented in a session organized by the Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To qualify for an award, the paper author must:

  • be under 30 years of age as of 1 January 2014
  • be listed as the first author of the paper and actually present the paper

SELECTION:

Selection of the award winners will be based on the quality of the presented paper, comprising both the content and its delivery. The award winners will be chosen by a subcommittee of the Technical Committee and will be announced after the close of the meeting.

APPLICATION:

The Award Subcommittees would like to consider papers by all authors who meet the eligibility criteria. Neither membership in the Acoustical Society, nor previous experience in the ASA, is required. Because the committees have no other way to identify eligible authors, however, it is essential that eligible authors indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.