ASA is the premiere society for acoustics in the nation and seeks to serve the widespread interests of the acoustics community in all branches of acoustics. The Acoustical Society was co-founded in 1929 by BYU Alumni Harvey Fletcher and Vern Knudsen. Harvey Fletcher, Knudsen’s mentor at BYU and founder of the BYU College of Engineering, served as the first president of ASA, while Knudsen served as the third president. Other well known acousticians affiliated with BYU include Carl F. Eyring, after whom the Eyring Science Center is named, Wayne B. Hales, former dean of the BYU general college and Ingo Titze, executive director of the National Center for Voice and Speech, not to mention our current faculty, who are also experts in their respective fields. Today, BYU continues to have a strong interdisciplinary program for acoustics, and the creation of the ASA student chapter is a continuation of that tradition.
All students, faculty and interested members of the community are invited to join the student chapter. There are no attendance requirements or dues. Additionally, members of the student chapter are not required to be official members of ASA or even be students. Membership can be obtained by requesting membership and attending at least one meeting every six months.
Student officers are elected annually by members of the student chapter. Current officers are Chair: Blaine Harker, Vice Chair: Zac Jensen, Secretary: Ben Christensen, Treasurer: Pegah Aslani, Activities Coordinator: Josh Bodon and Jazz Myres, Outreach Coordinators: Jenny Whiting and Cameron Vongsawad. They serve under a faculty advisor, who is currently Dr. Kent Gee.
Weekly meetings are held Fall and Winter semesters on Thursdays at 11:00 in C261 of the Eyring Science Center. These meetings are composed of student presentations, faculty lectures, distinguished guest lecturers, equipment demonstrations/tutorials and technical tours. Topics will include but are not limited to architectural and audio acoustics, vibrations, noise and noise control, psychoacoustics, underwater acoustics, signal processing , musical acoustics, biomedical acoustics and physical acoustics. Additional socials, tours and other activities will also be planned.
BYU Acoustics Research Group Meetings - Winter Semester 2017
(Dates in BOLD face indicate group socials, tours, or other events.)
- 12 - TJ Ulrich (Los Alamos Labs) - Acoustics research at LANL
- 19 - Kent Gee - Noise mitigation of airplane toilets
- 26 - Physics 535 Projects
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- 9 -
- 16 -
- 23 -
- Please sign out all your research equipment
- Please keep your research areas clean and orderly
- AES Educational Grant (grad school) applications are due by May 15 each year (Dr. L, Dr. A , and Dan Tengelsen  are past recipients)
- ASA Hunt Fellowship (postdoc) applications are due in Sept. each year
- ASA Minority Fellowship (grad school) applications are due by Mar. 1 each year
- ASA Newman Fund sponsors various awards for architectural acoustics
- ASA Young Award (undergrads) applications are due mid October each year (Blaine Harker  is a past recipient)
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (PhD studies) applications are due early Nov. each year
- Other NSF Funding Opportunities
- BYU ORCA Grant (undergrad) applications are due by Oct. 30 each year (Blane Harker  is a past recipient)