ASA School 2022
ASA School 2022 will be held 21-22 May 2022 at Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the spring 2022 meeting in Denver, CO (23-27 May 2022).
ASA School 2022 is the Acoustical Society of America event for graduate students and early career acousticians in all areas of acoustics to learn about and discuss a wide variety of topics related to the interdisciplinary theme Living in the Acoustic Environment. ASA School 2022 follows on the success of four previous ASA Schools starting in 2012, and will provide opportunities for meeting faculty and fellow students, mentoring, discussing research topics, and developing collaborations and professional relationships within acoustics.
ASA School 2022 is a two-day course immediately preceding the ASA spring meeting in Denver. The program includes presentations 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, two lunches, and Saturday evening dinner, provide an informal atmosphere for social exchange and further discussions. For more insight, see Acoustics Today articles on ASA School 2012 and ASA School 2016.
Attendees at ASA School 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri
Attendees at ASA School 2016 near Salt Lake City, Utah
ASA School 2022 will take place at Hilton Denver Inverness in Englewood, CO about 30 miles from the Denver International Airport and a 25-minute drive to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, location of the ASA spring meeting
Evening welcome reception: Friday, 20 May 2022
ASA School program: All day Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 May 2022
To provide a safe environment, all participants at ASA School 2022 will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Colorado state and/or the city of Denver policies regarding the wearing of masks will be followed during ASA School 2022. All meeting spaces will be large enough to accommodate distancing, meals will have outdoor seating options, and hotel rooms for attendees will be single-occupancy.
Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp is a Professor of Psychoacoustics and Noise Effects retired from the Institute of Engineering Acoustics of the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Her research and teaching activities include Psychoacoustics, Acoustic Ecology, and Soundscapes. Dr. Schulte-Fortkamp has served as research professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, Osaka University, and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. Dr. Schulte-Fortkamp’s current activities for ASA include serving as the chair for the Committee on International Liaison and as a member of several ASA committees. In 2011-2012 she served as ASA Vice President. She is serving as Vice-President of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), on the Board of Directors of the HEAD-Genuit-Foundation and from 2013-2019 on the Board of Directors of the German Acoustical Society (DEGA). Dr. Schulte-Fortkamp is a Distinguished International Member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE USA). In 2010, she was awarded with the Hear the World Foundation award and in 2012 she was the recipient of the European Soundscape Award.
Judy R. Dubno is a Distinguished University Professor and Vice Chair for Research 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 Healthsince 1981. Dr. Dubno’s current activities include serving as ASA’s Treasurer, a member of several ASA committees, and serving on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Physics and the Hearing Health Foundation.
She served as ASA President (2014-15), on an Advisory Council of the NIH, and as President of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. She is a Fellow of the ASA and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and received the 2018 South Carolina Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science, the 2018 Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the 2020 Gold Medal from the ASA
Stan Dosso is a Professor of Ocean Acoustics at the University of Victoria, Victoria B.C. Canada, where he served as Director of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences from 2015-21His research interests center on the development and application of probabilistic inversion methods for acoustic remote sensing of seabed geoacoustic properties and source localization, and related inverse problems in earthquake seismology. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Associate Editor (Underwater Sound) for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and currently serving as ASA Past Vice President. He has served as the President of the Canadian Acoustical Association (2003-07) and as Chair for the fall 2018 ASA Meeting in Victoria and for CAA Annual Meetings in 1999, 2010, and 2012. He was awarded the ASA’s Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography in 2004, and the University Science Teaching Excellence Award in 2006.
The program includes presentations, roundtables, and demonstrations each day with plenty of time for discussion and interaction between faculty and attendees.
Faculty includes 8 distinguished acousticians who will serve as lecturers and discussion leaders.
Ilene Busch-Vishniac (Sonavi Labs): Diagnosing and Managing Respiratory Diseases Using Lung Sounds
Ana Jaramillo (Olson Sound Design): Computer Simulations for Room Acoustics
Laura Kloepper (University of New Hampshire): Living in the Dark: Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins
Patricia K. Kuhl (University of Washington): Human Speech Communication: Brains, Minds, and Why We (but not Chimps) Learn Language(s)
Andrew C. H. Morrison (Joliet Junior College): Using Musical Acoustics to Revisit Acoustics Fundamentals for Deeper Understanding
Victor W. Sparrow (Pennsylvania State University): Sonic Booms and Sonic Thumps, What You Should Know
Eleanor Stride (University of Oxford): Engineering Bubbles: From the Bends to Magic Bullets
Beverly A. Wright (Northwestern University): Auditory Perceptual Learning
Participants and Requirements
ASA School 2022 is targeted to graduate students and early career acousticians (within 5 years of terminal degree) in all areas of acoustics. Undergraduate students are also welcome to apply and will be included as attendance limitations allow. Attendance is limited to 60 participants.
Participants are expected to attend all School events and are also expected to attend the ASA spring meeting, immediately following on 23-27 May 2022, 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 or coauthor on an abstract for presentation at the ASA spring 2022 meeting in Denver either as a lecture or poster presentation. A certificate of attendance will be presented to participants at the close of the School.
Costs and Transportation
The registration fee for ASA School 2022 is $50 and must be paid via PayPal using a credit card or PayPal account.
Hotel rooms for two nights (single-occupancy) at the Hilton Denver Inverness and meals are provided and paid by ASA.
Participants are responsible for their own travel costs including transportation from the Denver airport and other locations to the School location.
Shared transportation to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel after the School will be arranged for and paid by ASA.
To apply, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line: Send link for ASA School 2022 application.
The deadline for submission of applications to attend ASA School 2022 is Monday, 28 February 2022.