Several of the Acoustical Society of America ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students and young presenters who present papers at Society meetings. If you want your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when you submit your abstract. Follow the instructions for the appropriate technical area that appear below.
ASA BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS
COMMITTEES OFFERING THESE AWARDS:
Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics
For each of the Technical Committees granting awards, up to two awards will be presented to students presenting papers in sessions organized by the specific Technical Committee: $300 USD for first prize and $200 USD for second prize.
QUALIFICATIONS:be enrolled as a student at least half-time (graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting). Note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract
present the paper at the meeting
submit a copy of the presentation materials or a written text to the online meeting papers website prior to the start of the meeting, <http://scitation.aip.org/asameetingpapers/top.jsp> (this is not required for papers presented in a poster session and/or for entries in Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Speech Communication and Underwater Acoustics)
To qualify for each of these awards, an author must:
The award winners will be selected by a subcommittee of each of the Technical Committees granting awards, based upon the quality of both the content of the paper and its presentation. The awards will be announced either at the meeting of the Technical Committee or after the close of the meeting.
All those who wish to participate in the competition for these awards must indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.
For (name of appropriate Technical Committee) Best Student Paper Award
ASA BEST "OUTSTANDING PAPER BY A YOUNG PRESENTER" AWARDS
Note that you need not be a student to qualify for these two awards.
COMMITTEES OFFERING THESE AWARDS:
Noise and Signal Processing in Acoustics
Noise - Up to three awards of up to $250 USD each will be given for outstanding papers presented in sessions organized by the Technical Committee on Noise.
Signal Processing - One award of $500 USD will be given for outstanding paper presented in a session organized by the Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics.
QUALIFICATIONS:be under 30 years of age as of 1 January 2012
be listed as the first author of the paper and actually present the paper
To qualify for an award, an author must:
Selection of the award winners will be based on the quality of the presented paper, comprising both the content and its delivery. The award winners will be chosen by a subcommittee of the Technical Committee and will be announced after the close of the meeting.
The Award Subcommittees would like to consider papers by all authors who meet the eligibility criteria. Neither membership in the Acoustical Society, nor previous experience in the ASA, is required. Because the committees have no other way to identify eligible authors, however, it is essential that eligible authors indicate their intention to enter the competition during the abstract submission process by clicking the entry box on the online submission form.
Submitted For (name of appropriate Technical Committee) Young Presenter Award