Twitter Posters

This is a fun way for scientists and professionals to share their findings in an engaging way that helps colleagues and the public learn about acoustics research! It’s quick and easy; just follow the instructions below.

1. Download the ASA Twitter Poster Template.
– Teach people your main takeaway on the first slide.
– Next, add a key figure and explain what it shows.
– Then, teach your methods in simple steps.
– Finally, explain why your findings matter.
2. Save your slides as an animated GIF.
– Go to file and select export.
– For PC, select Create Animated GIF.
– For Mac, change file format to Animated GIF.
– Set quality to “Medium” and seconds to ~4-5.
3. Tweet it!
– Include #ASA181 and any other relevant field hashtags.
– Include a link to your abstract or relevant article.

Looking for more instructions and examples? Watch this video.

Special Issue: Education in Acoustics

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) is calling for papers for a Special Issue on “Education in Acoustics.”

The scope of this Special Issue would include all types of papers that would be of interest to people who teach courses in acoustics (at all levels), or who might write textbooks on acoustics (at all levels), or to people who enjoy learning and relearning the basics of acoustics. Papers on traditional in-person learning or online learning are of interest. Papers can be the length of normal JASA research articles (10-12 print pages) or shorter articles (Letters to the Editors).

Please consider submitting a manuscript. Complete call for paper and submission details at https://asa.scitation.org/jas/info/specialissues/cfp_020421

Deadline for manuscript submission is 20 December 2021.

Engagement Advisory Board

The Social Media Engagement Advisory Board (EAB) is a new initiative to help boost online engagement with our authors and readers for all ASA Publications.

ASA volunteers will help develop and lead new engagement initiatives, as well as provide feedback and guidance on current online engagement efforts. Because the board is an entirely new initiative, board members will help shape and define the role of the board. We welcome applications from ASA members representing diverse technical areas, careers, career levels, and race/ethnicities, who are actively involved with social media. This is a particularly good opportunity for anybody with an interest in science communication and/or education and would like to become more involved in ASA.

To find out more and apply visit https://acousticalsociety.org/asa-publications-engagement-advisory-board-application/

Deadline for applications is June 4, 2021.

Miss the deadline, but want to get involved? Contact asa@acousticalsociety.org

 

Wiki4YearofSound2020 is an international campaign to improve Wikipedia content in topics related to acoustics. During the Edit-a-thon, editors will make changes to Wikipedia articles related to sound, acoustics, aeroacoustics, audio, signal processing, architectural acoustics, bioacoustics, electro-acoustics, environmental noise, musical acoustics, noise control, hearing and psychoacoustics, physical acoustics, speech, ultrasound, underwater sound and vibration. Editors can also translate pages from the English Wikipedia into other languages.

Contributions done during January through December 2020 will be highlighted in the International Year of Sound report of activities. Even small contributions help and you can start today!

Click here for campaign results

Join the Committee!

The meetings of the ASA Committee on Education in Acoustics (EdCom) are open to all members of the Society. They are held on Tuesdays at the semi-annual ASA meetings, usually starting at 4:30pm. New members of the committee are appointed in January each year. If you are interested in the work of EdCom and are interested in joining the committee, please e-mail the committee chair at the link below.