Throughout the semester Austin ASA hosts a series of graduate skills seminars that highlight important research topics and technical skills we believe are needed to be successful at the graduate level. The main focus of these seminars is connecting students with specific skills to students or community members who wish to learn them and encouraging communication among the academic community.
Seminars range from 25-30 minutes in length, with a chance for asking questions. Most technical seminars will have an interactive component, so bring your laptop and data.
For Past Seminars with downloadable files, visit the Past Grad Skills Seminars Page.
See the homepage for upcoming seminars.
Do I have to be a graduate student/acoustics student/etc?
No. All seminars are open to the public; however, some topics may have an academic focus. We still encourage you to come and check it out. See the homepage for upcoming seminar topics.
Should I sign up to attend?
Unless otherwise stated, RSVPing for a Grad Skills Seminar is not necessary. Simply show up and join in! We will ask that you sign a roster for our records on the day of the seminar.
What should I bring to a seminar?
Come ready to listen, and if the seminar is interactive feel free to bring along your work or a laptop. Sample data may be provided, or you can bring your own data sets from projects/research.
Can I ask questions?
Of course! Our main goal is to encourage communication between the graduate students who possess a certain set of skills and the students or community who wish to learn them. Having trouble with MATLAB code? Bring it to a skills seminar. Maybe one of us can help you out!
Are these seminars sponsored by the ME department or Acoustics program?
No. Austin ASA is hosting these seminars independently from UTME and UT Acoustics.