ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Melville, NY   |  http://acousticalsociety.org

Mission

The purpose of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics around the world.

The ASA annually awards fellowships, scholarships, and research grants, and travel grants in support of graduate and undergraduate study of acoustics.

Criteria for ASA funding opportunities can be found at acousticalsociety.org

Ruling year info

1957

Executive Director

Ms. Susan E. Fox

Main address

1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300

Melville, NY 11747 USA

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EIN

13-6161132

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (U03)

IRS filing requirement

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Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics

The F. V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship was established by the Society to support research on a topic in acoustics.

Population(s) Served

The Acoustical Society of America established a Minority Fellowship in 1992 with the goal of supporting minority students in their pursuit of graduate-level degrees in acoustics. To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must have permanent residence or citizenship in the United States or Canada at the time of application. He/she must also be a member of a minority group (Hispanic, African American or Native American) that is underrepresented in the sciences.

Population(s) Served

This scholarship honors the memory of Professor Raymond H. Stetson, a pioneer investigator in phonetics and speech science. Its purpose is to facilitate the research efforts of promising graduate students.

Population(s) Served

The Leo and Gabriella Scholarship in Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control has been established to support graduate study in the fields of architectural acoustics and noise control. One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who is a US citizen enrolled in any university that offers a graduate degree program in architectural acoustics or noise control.

Population(s) Served

The Frank and Virginia Winker Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Study in Acoustics was establshed to support graduate study in the fields of architectural acoustics noise control, or engineering acoustics. One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who is a US citizen enrolled in any university in the United States that offers a graduate degree program in architectural acoustics, noise control, or engineering acoustics. The first scholarship will be awarded in 2017.

Population(s) Served

The objective of the Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics is to encourage undergraduate students to perform independent research in acoustics and related topics.

Population(s) Served

The ASA provides grants students enrolled in acoustic research programs at major universities or technical institutes in developing countries.

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ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Board of directors
as of 12/24/2016
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Board chair

Dr. Michael R. Stinson

Ronald Roy Professor

University of Oxford

Marcia Isakson Research Scientist

University of Texas at Austin

Michael Buckingham Professor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No