7 December 2020 – IYS International Student Competition – EXTENSION

IYS International Student Competition – EXTENSION

Student Competitions Updates

Update IYS – 7 December 2020 – The IYS Student competition was first launched in late 2019 with the deadline for submissions being the end of 2020. The enthusiasm and efforts of the competition organiser Sergio Luzzi and his team in Italy has been outstanding.

In view of the many challenges during the later part of 2020 it has been agreed to extend the deadline from end of December to end of April 2021. This allows for extra school terms in both the northern and southern hemisphere.

Updated information on the competition are available at https://sound2020.org/society/student-competition/. Rules for the participation and submission details at: IYS-2020_Competition-Regulations.

The students of primary schools are asked to produce drawings inspired by the motto of IYS 2020 “Importance of Sound for Society and the World” and, possibly, by melody and refrain of the song “The Sound of The World”. The students of high schools are asked to write a stanza of 4 verses (lines) in their mother tongue and/or in English, inspired by the melody and the refrain of the song “The Sound of The World” as well as by the motto of IYS 2020 “Importance of Sound for Society and the World”.

Competitions organized by La Semaine du Son

In conjunction with the International Year of Sound, the partner organisation, La Semaine du Son, has launched a competition for tertiary students “2068, MAKE PLACE FOR SOUND!”.

The aim of this competition is to encourage students specializing in space design to collaborate with students specializing in sound by developing thoughts on the sound design of our living spaces, beyond the question of noise control, in order to imagine the soundscapes of to-morrow’s public places. This competition is open for students of architecture, urban planning, landscape, design, art, engineering, audio engineering, music, engineering, design, etc.

 

 

Another competition for students by La Semaine du Son is on the theme “WHEN SOUND CREATES IMAGE”.

Students are provided with a sound track composed by a well-respected film score composer and the challenge is to provide a video to complement the music.

Deadlines for both these competitions are currently end of December.

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International Year of Sound Virtual Speaker Series Focuses on Tone of Your Voice

International Year of Sound Virtual Speaker Series Focuses on Tone of Your Voice

It’s in the Tone: The Acoustics of Social Judgments and Linguistic Profiling, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. ET

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Keeta Jones
516-576-2364
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MELVILLE, N.Y., August 10, 2020 – The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) continues its series of virtual talks featuring acoustical experts as part of the International Year of Sound celebration. For the third presentation in the series, Nicole Holliday, an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, will examine how our voices convey meaning in their tone and what listeners perceive. Specifically, her virtual talk on Aug. 20 will reflect on what language can tell us about identity and inequality.

It’s in the Tone: The Acoustics of Social Judgments and Linguistic Profiling: Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern U.S.

Using her work with parents from different races and their intonations to construct and perform racial identities, Holliday expands on how listeners make judgements about gender, age and race, and the assumptions made based on the voice itself instead of the words being spoken. She explains how those assumptions have implications for how marginalized groups and people experience the world, especially in institutions like education and the criminal justice system.

A question-and-answer period will follow the talk.

Holliday’s scholarly writing has appeared in journals, such as American Speech and Language in Society, and in general media outlets, such as NPR, Bloomberg News and The Washington Post.

Free registration here: https://aipp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0of-qsrD8uHdGIHKZSuPaxDI_a4W7sJjQ2

The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound-related sciences and technologies. For more information, visit https://sound2020.org/.

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Wednesday, Dec. 9th @ 11:00 am ET

  • Imitation Mosquito Ears Help Identify Mosquito Species and Sex
    Tim Ziemer – University of Bremen
    (Session: “A bio-inspired acoustic detector of mosquito sex and species” Dec. 7, 1:10 pm ET)
  • Outside Oz, GLINDA Reports on Tornado Acoustics
    Brian Elbing – Oklahoma State University
    (Session: “Infrasound measurement of tornadoes and other severe storm events at close range” Dec. 7, 1:10 pm ET)
  • Smarter Traffic Signs Ahead?
    Andrzej Czyzewski – Gdansk University of Technology
    (Session: “Comparing traffic intensity estimates employing passive acoustic Radar and microwave Doppler Radar sensor” Dec. 7, 10:15 am ET)

Thursday, Dec. 10th @ 3:00 pm ET

  • Masked Education: Which Face Coverings are Best for Student Comprehension?
    Pasquale Bottalico – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    (Session: “Speech intelligibility in auralized classrooms when the talker is wearing a face mask” Dec. 9, 3:15 pm ET)
  • Lung Ultrasounds Could Help Determine COVID-19 Outcome
    Umberto Sabatini – Policlinico San Matteo
    (Session: “Is lung ultrasound a predictor of worsening in Covid-19 patients?” Dec. 10 at 12 noon ET)
  • How Loud Is Too Loud? Identifying Noise Levels That Deter Older Restaurant Patrons
    Pasquale Bottalico – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (Session: “Lombard effect, ambient noise and willingness to spend time and money in a restaurant amongst older adults” Dec. 10, 1:10 p.m. ET)

Friday, Dec. 11th @ 10:00 am ET

  • Face Masks Provide Additional Communication Barrier for Non-Native Speech
    Rajka Smiljanic – University of Texas at Austin
    (Session: “Effects of face masks and speaking style on audio-visual speech perception and memory” Dec. 10, 3:35 pm ET)
  • Sounds, Smells Could Sway Our Self-Image
    Giada Brianza – University of Sussex
    (Session: 
    “Understanding the impact of sound and smell on body image perception” Dec. 11, 12:20 pm ET)

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ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about ASA, visit our website at http://www.acousticalsociety.org.