Woodbury, New York, May 14, 1997
The following are some highlighted special events planned for the 133rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, June 16-20, 1997 at the Penn State Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania.
by George Izenour
by Mathias Fink
Short Course on
In recent years, the field of sensing and control of noise and vibration in underwater structures, civil structures, aircraft and helicopters with electronic materials such as piezoelectric and ferroelectric ceramics, films and polymers, and MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) devices attracts researchers from various disciplines. The objective of this course, thus, is to provide an interdisciplinary flavor with an introduction of smart materials, smart electronics, and MEMS to design and develop cost effective, lightweight and reliable microsensors, microprocessors and actuators for noise suppression and vibration reduction in aircraft cabins, control of radiated noise in underwater structures, flow induced noise in helicopters, etc
The registration fee is $250 and covers attendance, instructional materials and coffee breaks. Only those who have registered by 2 June will be guaranteed receipt of instructional materials to the course. There will be a $50 discount for reservations made prior to 2 May. Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 2 June. Any cancellation after 2 June will be charged a $25 processing fee. course.
Short Course on
In this course, the phrase "acoustic materials" includes both the viscoelastic material used and the configuration the viscoelastic material is used in. Thus, there are two parts to the course: the first part is on intrinsic viscoelastic material properties and how these properties are related to molecular structure, and the second part is on the use of these materials in a configuration to enhance sound absorption or decoupling, such as a coating of the material with inclusions, or a wedge of the material in air. The "design" includes both the molecular or chemical arrangement and the physical arrangement such as the thickness of the viscoelastic layer and the size of the cavities. The goal of the course is to provide sufficient background to design an acoustic material for a wide variety of applications, involving both water-borne and air-borne sound.
The registration fee is $250 and covers attendance, instructional materials and coffee breaks. Only those who have registered by 2 June will be guaranteed receipt of instructional materials. There will be a $50 discount for reservations made prior to 2 May. Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 2 June. Any cancellation after 2 June will be charged a $25 processing fee.
Undergraduate Research Poster Session
The ASA Committee on Education in Acoustics is sponsoring an undergraduate research poster session. Papers for this poster session should be submitted following the abstract submission guidelines in Section 2. For additional information contact Vic Sparrow of Penn State. Telephone: (814) 865-3162, FAX: (814) 863-7222, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plenary Session, Awards, Fellows' Luncheon and Social Events
Complimentary buffet socials with cash bar will be held early on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The Plenary session will be held on Wednesday afternoon where Society awards will be presented and recognition of Fellows will be announced. A Fellows' Luncheon will be held on Thursday; ASA Fellows may purchase tickets at the meeting.
A equipment exhibition for the joint meeting will be held at the Penn State Conference Center, 16--18 June. The exhibition will include active noise control systems, computer-based instrumentation, sound level meters, sound intensity systems, signal processing systems, devices for noise control and acoustical materials. Organizations interested in exhibiting should contact: Richard Peppin, 5012 Macon Rd., Rockville, MD 20852, Tel.: 301-984-3375; E-mail: email@example.com.