ASA President’s Blog

This blog is a record of the email broadcasts and other communications issued by Lily Wang (ASA President 2018-2019) covering Acoustical Society topics.

If you wish to submit comments or suggestions related to these or any ASA topic, please send them to Lily Wang’s attention at [email protected].

21 June • ASA Minneapolis meeting: Viewing Recorded Live Streamed Sessions

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) once again facilitated remote participation in some technical sessions recently held at the ASA meeting in Minneapolis (7-11 May 2018). A number of papers in the special sessions listed below were broadcast in real-time over the internet using GoToWebinar

Recordings of certain talks are now available for delayed viewing through 4 July 2018, if successfully captured and agreed upon by the authors. Please visit the ASA streaming webpage to see the lists of available talks and their start times on each video. To access the recordings, please click on the recording web links provided for each session.

ASA is offering this service specifically for members who were unable to attend the sessions in person, thereby broadening access to meeting content. During this piloting phase, there is no cost to ASA members.  Please note that photography, audio, and video recordings of content from ASA sessions are strictly prohibited, whether in person or over the internet.

Many thanks to all of you who have participated and given us your feedback on the initiative.  We have now broadcast content from six ASA meetings in a row, and are in the process of editing a number of the recorded talks and posting them to the ASA YouTube channel.  Please subscribe now to the ASA YouTube channel to be notified when new material is added:

I particularly want to thank the members of the live stream subcommittee who have worked with me in moving this initiative forward: Ken Bader, Anna Diedesch, Judy Dubno, Josh Gladden, Andrew Morrison, Himanshu Shekhar, and Anand Swaminathan.  Many thanks also to Anna Catton and Kieren Smith for coordinating the effort onsite at the last two meetings.  We anticipate that remote access of meeting content will continue but in a different manner, starting with the next meeting in Victoria, based on what we’ve learned over the past three years.  More information will be provided in the near future.

5 June • '2018 ‘ASA Funding Opportunities’

The following ASA Fellowships, Prizes, and Awards are now available. Please consider applying for these yourself, and nominate or encourage your students, junior colleagues, and others to apply, as appropriate.

These ASA awards, fellowships, scholarships and prizes are supported by the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund. Details and application forms can be found at the following links:

Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics – Application deadline: 10 September 2018
A gift to the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund made by the family of the late Robert W. Young in his honor has been established to grant undergraduate student research awards.

F. V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics – Application deadline: 24 September 2018
The F. V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship was established by the Society to carry out Professor Hunt’s wish that his estate be used to further the science of, and education in acoustics. Fellows receive a stipend, provided jointly by the Hunt estate and a fund established by the Acoustical Society, to support their research on a topic in acoustics at an institution of their choice.

The William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience – Application deadline:   24 September 2018
The William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience was established in 2011 through a generous donation by Bill and Chris Hartmann to the Acoustical Society of America Foundation Fund to recognize and honor research that links auditory physiology with auditory perception or behavior in humans or other animals.

Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography – Application deadline: 24 September 2018
The Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was established in 2000 from a grant made to the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund by Herman and Eileen Medwin to recognize a person for the effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical and biological parameters and processes in the sea.

Did you know … the Campaign for ASA Early Career Leadership (CAECL) is currently underway, with a goal of raising $300,000 to endow a new award for early career members in the society!  Please visit the CAECL webpage and consider donating to the campaign now.

1 June 2018 • ‘2018 ASA International Student Grants available’

ASA’s Committee on International Research and Education (CIRE) was established in 2006 with the mission to enhance the role of the ASA in international research and education in acoustics, particularly in developing countries.

The CIRE provides competitive grants of $1,000 USD to students enrolled in acoustics programs at universities or technical institutes in developing countries. Twenty grants are made each year.  Membership in ASA is not required to be eligible to receive a grant. Since 2006 more than 350 grants have been awarded to student acousticians in developing countries.

Applications are now being solicited for these CIRE grants.  Eligible students are asked to submit a completed application form by email to [email protected] by 15 September 2018.  Please visit the ASA International Student Grants webpage for full details and the application form.

All eligible ASA members are encouraged to apply for a grant.  Please also assist the ASA by sharing this information with colleagues who may be eligible or who may be in contact with potential applicants.

Did you know … in addition to CIRE, the ASA has 25 other administrative committees?  Learn more about each committee’s charge in the annual committee booklet.  If you are interested in getting involved with any of these committees, please contact me or the committee chair.

28 May • ‘ASA fall 2018 meeting abstract submission deadline’

This message serves as a final reminder that tomorrow is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the fall 2018 meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/2018 Acoustics Week in Canada, to be held 5-9 November 2018 in Victoria, Canada, at the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel.

There are over 60 special sessions being organized for the upcoming meeting on a broad range of topics, from the sound of emotion to machine learning for acoustic applications.  Please visit the Victoria meeting information website for details about submitting abstracts and about meeting activities.

As mentioned in my last message, I am interested in exploring different approaches to connect and communicate with members, as well as the general public, about how the Acoustical Society of America is striving to achieve its mission.  In that vein, I have started an online ‘ASA President’s Blog’. This site will serve as a repository for the assorted email broadcasts sent in my capacity as ASA President, but I also plan to post regularly on topics pertinent to the Society.  Please stay tuned!

22 May • 'May 29: Deadline for Submitting Abstracts for Fall 2018 Meeting'

I am excited to begin my year as President of the Acoustical Society of America (2018-2019).  One of the items on which I will be focusing in the coming year is to streamline communication and transparency throughout our Society.  We will continue to send members emails (such as this one) with important deadlines and notices, but we will also be exploring other ways to provide information to members – more on this later!

In this first communication, I am writing to remind you that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the fall 2018 meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/2018 Acoustics Week in Canada to be held 5-9 November 2018 in Victoria, Canada, is fast approaching:  Tuesday, 29 May, 2018.

Please visit the Victoria meeting information website for details about submitting abstracts and about meeting activities.

If you have any questions or would like to share suggestions/feedback regarding ASA throughout the coming year, please do not hesitate to contact me by email. Your feedback is important and valuable, as we all work together towards the Society’s mission: to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics.

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