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 email@example.com 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.