SURIEA Sponsorship Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research or Internship Experience in Acoustics

SURIEA Sponsorship Opportunities

The Acoustical Society of America will once again run its 12-week paid Summer Undergraduate Research or Internship Experience in Acoustics program this summer. SURIEA is an intensive summer program in acoustics designed for under-represented minority undergraduates from across the country. To support this important program, ASA is offering sponsorship opportunities to our industry partners. This is an impactful opportunity for your organization to both help inspire the next generation of acousticians and make the field of acoustics more diverse and welcoming. The program will welcome approximately 10 – 20 students.

Intern Scholarship
Financial support for one or more students in the program will be granted in the name of the sponsor. Sponsors at this level will be invited to the end of summer SURIEA Open House and the
in-person SURIEA Social at the national ASA Meeting. If a sponsor would like to mentor a student, please contact the program organizers.

Acoustics Short Course
Help SURIEA students come together to learn foundational acoustics information and to build networks of support with each other, the SURIEA instructors, and Graduate Students and local acousticians. Sponsors at this level will be invited to attend a special social event to meet SURIEA participants during the short course week.

SURIEA Social
Come meet current and past SURIEA students, mentors, and committee organizers at the national ASA Meeting. This event will be open to all meeting attendees, so it will be a great opportunity to meet people in the acoustics community.

In-Person Networking Event
Sponsors can organize a special in-person networking or professional development event during the Short Course week to interact with the SURIEA students. Event types can be job talks, Q&As, local facilities tours etc. Availability will be limited. The contribution will vary depending on the event type.

SURIEA Open House
Help the SURIEA students in their professional development journey by creating a space for them to present their work to their fellow cohort members, program mentors, ASA leaders, and invited guests. Sponsors at this level will be invited to attend and hear about all the work the students have done throughout the summer.

Virtual Networking Events
Sponsors can organize a virtual event to be attended by the SURIEA students such as job talks, Q&As, roundtables, etc. Availability will be limited.

Give-A-Ways
Sponsors can provide branded items to gift to SURIEA students as part of our welcome package. Please contact us if you have any in-kind donations.

 

If you don’t see the opportunity you are looking for, contact Susan Fox at asa@acousticalsocity.org

SURIEA – FAQ

Summer Undergraduate Research or Internship Experience in Acoustics

Frequently Asked Questions

What is acoustics? Acoustics is the science of sound. There are many kinds of sound and many ways that sound affects our lives. If you study acoustics, you might study the production, control, transmission, reception, or effects of sound on people, animals or even objects. Acousticians include engineers, physicists, speech and hearing scientists, architects, biologists, psychologists, linguists, mathematicians, oceanographers, computer scientists, and musicians. Learn more about the technical areas here: https://exploresound.org/explore-sound-home/asa-community/technical-committees/

Do I have to be a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) to take part in the SURIEA program? No, applicants do not need to be members of ASA to apply or take part.

My school semester doesn't end until after the start of the SURIEA program, can I still apply? Yes, just let us know when the end of your semester is when you fill out the application.

I have other commitments this summer, can I still apply? Students with significant other commitments during the run of the program will not be a good fit for the program. The time commitment is 30-40 hours per week throughout the program.

When is the application deadline? Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022. NEW: review of applications will be begin January 28, 2022.

When will I know if I have been accepted into the program? Notifications will be sent out starting Feb 1, 2022. NEW: due to the application extension, notifications will be sent out in mid to late February.

Do I need to send an official transcript or unofficial transcript? No, but please let us know if you have taken any acoustics related coursework when you fill out your application.

Is there an application fee? No, there is no fee to apply.

If I’m planning on graduating in Spring 2022, can I still apply? This program is open to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at any 2- or 4-year institution, including community and tribal colleges who plan to continue their undergraduate studies.

Do I have to be based in the US? Students outside of the US are welcome to apply, however SURIEA is currently focused on underrepresented undergraduate students from the US and as such will prioritize applicants bas in and from the US and/or US territories.

I have DACA, AB540 or SB68, or a similar status for undocumented students, can I apply? Yes! We welcome all students who want to learn about acoustics!

What are the selection criteria? What is the selection process? Applications will be reviewed based on goals and interests, as well as what a student will bring to the project. Candidates are notified as soon as possible after selection.

I’ve never done any research before, is that OK? Yes! Students will receive training in both acoustics fundamentals and research techniques. All participants will also receive attention and feedback from mentors and faculty during the program. We welcome all students who want to learn!

What will I get to do? The internship consists of three distinct elements: classroom sessions, hands-on training in research, and academic/career development. Our mentors work on many different aspects of acoustics! Interns will learn how to conduct acoustics research, how to analyze acoustic data, and how acoustic standards are used in industry. They will also work one-on-one with their mentors and contribute meaningfully to an ongoing research project or industry application. 

How is the research/internship match decided? Pairing of an SURIEA student with a researcher or industry professional will be based on student interests and availability. Students will meet each mentor and learn about each project and will be given an opportunity to rank project interest.

What do I have to do to participate in an ASA meeting? Do I have to present? No, you aren't required to present at a future ASA meeting. If accepted into the SURIEA program, you will be expected to attend 1 of the 2 upcoming meetings. At these meetings, you will be able to participate in student-led activities, workshops, receptions, research talks, and much more. We will provide up to $2000 to make sure you can attend one of these 2 meetings.

What if I have more questions? Feel free to send us an email at  summer-experience@staging.asaweboffice.org; we’re happy to help!

 

SURIEA Sponsorships

The Acoustical Society of America will once again run its 12-week paid Summer Undergraduate Research or Internship Experience in Acoustics program this summer. SURIEA is an intensive summer program in acoustics designed for under-represented minority undergraduates from across the country. To support this important program, ASA is offering sponsorship opportunities to our industry partners. This is an impactful opportunity for your organization to both help inspire the next generation of acousticians and make the field of acoustics more diverse and welcoming. The program will welcome approximately 20 students.

Intern Scholarship Financial support for one or more students in the program will be granted in the name of the sponsor. Sponsors at this level will be invited to the end of program SURIEA Open House and the in-person SURIEA Social. If a sponsor would like to mentor a student, please contact the program organizers. Acoustics Short Course Help SURIEA students come together to learn foundational acoustics information and to build networks of support with each other, the SURIEA instructors, and Graduate Student and local acousticians. Sponsors at this level will be invited to attend a special social event to meet SURIEA participants during the short course week. SURIEA Social Come meet current and past SURIEA students, mentors, and committee organizers. This event will be open to all meeting attendees, so it will be a great opportunity to meet people in the acoustics community. In-Person Networking Event Sponsors can organize a special in-person networking or professional development event during the Short Course week to interact with the SURIEA students. Event types can be job talks, Q&As, local facilities tours etc. Availability will be limited. The contribution will vary depending on the event type. SURIEA Open House Help the SURIEA students in their professional development journey by creating a space for them to present their work to their fellow cohort members, program mentors, ASA leaders, and invited guests. Sponsors at this level will be invited to attend and hear about all the work the students have done throughout the summer. Virtual Networking Events Sponsors can organize a virtual event to be attended by the SURIEA students such as job talks, Q&As, roundtables, etc. Availability will be limited. Give-A-Ways Sponsors can provide branded items to gift to SURIEA students as part of our welcome package. Please contact us if you have any in-kind donations. If you don’t see the opportunity you are looking for, contact Susan Fox at asa@acousticalsocity.org Sponsorship Benefit Descriptions Logo on SURIEA webpage and signage at in-person events. Digital logo will link to the sponsoring company website and signs will be posted at the physical space. Acknowledged at the sponsored event with verbal announcement at the beginning and end of the event. Email Blast will be sent to SURIEA participants as well as those on the ASA Diversity listserv (CIRDI). Social Media posts will be made via ASA Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts acknowledging sponsors. One complimentary registration will be granted so that a sponsor representative can attend the SURIEA social.

Denver Sponsorships – 2022

Denver Sponsorships – 2022

Upcoming Meetings

  • 182nd Meeting, Denver, CO, 23-27 May 2022

  • ASA School 2022, near Denver, CO, 21-22 May 2022

  • 183rd Meeting, Nashville, TN, 5-9 December 2022

  • 184th Meeting, Chicago Il 8-12 May 2023

  • 185th Meeting, joint with the Australian Acoustical Society, WESPAC, Sydney, Australia, - December 2023







Technical Program and Special Sessions – Denver 2022

Current ASA Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

  • 182nd Meeting, Denver, CO, 23-27 May 2022

  • ASA School 2022, near Denver, CO, 21-22 May 2022

  • 183rd Meeting, Nashville, TN, 5-9 December 2022

  • 184th Meeting, Chicago Il 8-12 May 2023

  • 185th Meeting, joint with the Australian Acoustical Society, WESPAC, Sydney, Australia, - December 2023

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182nd Meeting

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

23–27 May 2022

Register for Denver meeting

 

Technical Program and Special Sessions

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters

POMA Student Paper Competition

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts Online

Audio Visual and Special Equipment and Software

 

TECHNICAL PROGRAM AND SPECIAL SESSIONS

Contributed papers are welcome in all branches of acoustics. The technical program will consist of lecture and poster sessions. Technical sessions will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 23-27 May 2022. Every effort will be made to schedule contributed abstracts in accordance with author and Organizing Committee preferences. Assignments will take into account: a) author preference, b) program balance, and c) Technical Committee instructions. Abstracts will be rejected if they do not comply with the abstract submission guidelines and submission instructions. Note that some Technical Committees do not schedule poster sessions. Authors should be prepared to accept assignment to lecture or poster sessions. Special sessions described below are planned for the meeting. Authors of invited papers must indicate the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate when the abstract is submitted. Authors of contributed papers have the option to request placement of their abstracts in these sessions. If no special session placement is requested, contributed papers will be scheduled in sessions with abstracts of similar technical content. SPECIAL SESSIONS
 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

● An abstract of not more than 200 words is required for each paper, whether invited or contributed. All abstracts must be submitted by 24 January 2022. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Abstracts submitted via postal mail or e-mail will not be accepted. Abstracts will be rejected if they do not comply with the instructions. ● Authors should be prepared to accept assignment to lecture or poster sessions. ● Authors of invited papers must indicate the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate at the time the abstract is submitted. ● Authors of contributed papers may request placement of their abstracts in special sessions. The request will be honored, if possible, but there is no guarantee such abstracts will be scheduled in the requested sessions. ● If no special session placement is requested, contributed papers will be scheduled in sessions with abstracts of similar technical content. ● Submitted abstracts will not necessarily be accepted for the meeting. Acceptance is based on the following factors: adherence to the guidelines given here, clarity of writing, originality of the contribution, appropriateness of the subject matter to the ASA, correctness of the content, and the significance of the contribution. The ASA reserves the right to reject any submitted abstract without giving extensively documented reasons. ● The presentation, and therefore the abstract, must be relevant to the field of acoustics, and focus on scientific developments, applications, standards, or education. Statements of political advocacy or explicit advertisement of products or services must be avoided.

ABSTRACT DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

Authors will be asked to answer the following questions during the submission process: ● Compliance with the ASA Ethical Principles ● All contributing authors of this abstract concur with the submission of this abstract, with their names being included and with the order in which the names are listed ● The author list is complete-no name has been omitted of any person who has contributed substantially to the intellectual and creative aspects of the work. Enter all authors’ names in the correct order as it will not be possible to make changes or add authors later. ● Author status as a student or early career presenter.

ASA BEST PAPER AWARDS FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PRESENTERS

All ASA Technical Committees/Group will offer Best Paper Awards to students or young presenters at the Denver meeting. Authors need not be members of ASA to qualify. If you want your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when you submit your abstract. Please read the entry qualifications below to be sure that you are eligible.

ABSTRACT LIMITATIONS

● Authors contributing papers in Speech Communication are also encouraged to select poster-style presentation which is the default for Speech Communication sessions. ● Contributed papers in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics may be scheduled for lecture or poster presentation. ● While authors may indicate a preference for presentation style, it may not always be possible to honor the request. Authors should be prepared to accept assignment of their abstracts to either lecture or poster presentation.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS ONLINE

Complete instructions for the preparation and submission of abstracts is provided online. Acknowledgment that your abstract has been received will be sent by e-mail. Please note that if you do not receive an email message your abstract has not been entered into the database. 1. Online Abstract Submission site is accessed on the ASA Home Page at http://AcousticalSociety.org 2. Click “Submit Abstract for the Denver meeting” from the main page 3. You must first create an account and set up a username and password if you have not already done that in connection with submission of abstracts for prior ASA meetings. 4. After logging into the submission site, click the “Submission” tab. 5. To begin a new abstract click “Create a New Abstract” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen. 6. If at any time during the submission process you need technical support click the “Get Help Now” button at the top of the screen. 7. Abstracts are limited to 200 words (approximately 1500 characters). 8. The body of the abstract can be cut and pasted into the submission site. Note that LaTex coding must be entered using the Special Character palette which appears on the Title/Body Screen. 9. Enter all authors and their affiliations in the order they should appear in the abstract. Note: Only one affiliation may be included for each author. 10. Carefully check the proof of your abstract. Make sure all special characters and formatting are displaying properly and that the authors and affiliations are listed in the proper order. 11. When all the required information for your submission is entered, the “Submit Abstract” button will appear at the Proof and Submit stage. Click the “Submit Abstract” button to submit the abstract. 12. Upon submission of your abstract you will receive an e-mail confirmation. 13. To view or edit an existing submission click “View Submissions” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen. 14. To edit an existing submission you must select “Return to Draft” and then select “Edit.” All abstracts that are returned to draft must be resubmitted to be entered into the system. If not, the submission will remain in the Drafts table.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED ONLINE

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail message confirming that their abstracts have been received. Acceptance notices will be sent to authors in March.

BEST PAPER AWARDS FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PRESENTERS

Several 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.

BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS

Committees Offering These Awards: Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Signal Processing in 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 Special Note for Speech Communication and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics entries: Choose Poster Only as your preferred presentation type during the abstract submission process to be eligible for the Best Student Poster Award Competition for Speech Communication or Psychological and Physiological Acoustics. If you do not choose ‘Poster Only’ and your paper is subsequently assigned to an oral presentation, you cannot be considered for the Best Student Poster Award Competition for Speech Communication or Psychological and Physiological Acoustics. In addition, you cannot enter both Speech Communication and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics competitions. 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.

BEST “OUTSTANDING PAPER BY A YOUNG PRESENTER” AWARDS

Note that you need not be a student to qualify for this award.

Committees Offering These Awards: Noise Award Amounts: Up to three awards of USD $250 each will be given for outstanding papers presented in sessions organized by the Technical Specialty Group on Computational Acoustics. Qualifications: To qualify for an award, the paper author must: • be under 30 years of age as of 1 January 2022 • 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 Subcommittee 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.

BEST “OUTSTANDING PAPER BY AN EARLY CAREER PRESENTER” AWARDS

Note that you need not be a student to qualify for this award.

Committee Offering These Awards: Computational Acoustics Award Amounts: Up to three awards of USD $250 each will be given for outstanding papers presented in sessions organized by the Technical Committee on Noise. Qualifications: To qualify for an award, the paper author must: • be current students and early career professionals who completed their final degree within the past 5 years • 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 Specialty Group and will be announced after the close of the meeting. Application: The Award Subcommittee 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.

BIOMEDICAL ACOUSTICS STUDENT PAPER AWARD

The ASA Technical Committee on Biomedical Acoustics offers a Best Student Poster Award to students who present at 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.

AUDIO-VISUAL AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT

PC computers with monaural audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers will be provided in all lecture sessions. All other equipment is considered special equipment. Refer to the “Special Equipment” section below for additional information. Mac computers will not be provided.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, AND SOFTWARE

Any equipment other than PC computers with monaural audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers is “special equipment.” Requests for special equipment (e.g., stereo sound, special speakers) must be specified at the time of abstract submission. Provision of unusual special equipment will depend upon availability and cost. Special software requests should also be made, if required. Stereo sound is considered special equipment and must be requested when your abstract is submitted. Please be specific about your audio needs, including number of channels and preferred loudspeaker arrangement.

POSTER SESSION BOARDS

Poster boards and fastening materials will be provided. Poster boards are 8 ft. wide by 4 ft. high.

PROJECTION GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

A PC computer with monaural playback capability and projector will be provided in each meeting room on which all authors who plan to use computer projection will load their presentations. Authors should bring computer presentations on a USB drive to load onto the provided computer at least 30 minutes before the start of their sessions. Assistance in loading presentations onto the computers. Note that only PC format will be supported so authors using Macs must save their presentations for projection in PC format. Also, authors who plan to play audio or animations during their presentations should ensure that their sound and animation files are also saved on the USB drive. They must also provide their own connectors. Guidelines for use of computer projection will be supplied with acceptance notices.

AUDIO/VISUAL PREVIEW ROOM

Computer presentations can be reviewed by authors in the audio/visual preview room at the meeting

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