A variety of opportunities are availabe to students:
Student Transportation Subsidies
A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings. Students presenting papers who propose to travel in groups using economical ground transportation will be given first priority to receive subsidies, although these conditions are not mandatory. No reimbursement is intended for the cost of food or housing. The amount granted each student depends on the number of requests received. To apply for a subsidy, submit a proposal by e-mail to be received by 1 May to Jolene Ehl. The proposal should include your status as a student; whether you have submitted an abstract; whether you are a member of ASA; method of travel; if traveling by auto; whether you will travel alone or with other students; names of those traveling with you; and approximate cost of transportation.
Students Meet Members for Lunch
Students Meet Members for Lunch, which operates regularly at ASA Meetings, will be expanded for ICA 2013. All attending students, not just ASA-affiliated students, may participate. The purpose of the program is to make it easier for students to meet and interact with established acousticians in the profession. The student meets one-on-one with the established acoustician over lunch. Each lunch pairing is arranged separately. Students who are interested should contact Dr. David T. Blackstock, University of Texas at Austin, by e-mail Please provide your name, university, department, degree you are seeking (BS, MS, or PhD), research field, acoustical interests, your supervisor's name, days you are free for lunch, abstract number (or title) of any paper(s) you will present, and any special requests. The sign-up deadline is May 20, 2013, but an earlier sign-up is strongly encouraged. Each participant pays for his/her own meal.
Student Design Competition
The 2013 Student Design Competition will be displayed and judged at the Montréal meeting. This competition is intended to encourage students in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, physics, and other curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and noise control in the design of a facility in which acoustical considerations are of significant importance. The competition will be a poster session.
Entries may be submitted by individual students of by teams of a maximum of three students. Undergraduate and graduate students from all countries are encouraged to participate. Students must be enrolled in either the fall term of 2012 or the spring term of 2013 (or equivalent if a particular school does not operate on a spring and fall term basis) to be eligible for the competition. It is not necessary to attend the Montréal meeting to participate in the competition although attending the meeting is encouraged.
All competition entries will respond to a design scenario that will be announced by approximately 1 November 2012. Information about the design scenario and registration for the competition will be available on the website of the Newman Fund. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Bob Coffeen. The Student Design Competition is sponsored by the ASA Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics, with support from the Wenger Foundation, the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund, and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants.
Best Paper Awards
Several ASA Technical Committees will be offering Best Paper Awards to students or young presenters who present papers at ICA 2013. 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 in the Call for Papers (when it becomes available) to be sure that you are eligible and follow the instructions for entering the individual Technical Committee competitions.
Best Student Paper Awards are offered by the Technical Committees on Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics. The Technical Committee on Biomedical Acoustics offers a Best Student Poster Award. The Technical Committees on Noise and on Signal Processing in Acoustics offer "Outstanding Paper by a Young Presenter" Awards.