Grad Skllz Seminar: Finances

Presenter: Matthew Zeh

Friday, March 29 at 3 PM in ETC 4.150

Money in graduate school is sometimes confusing, often stressful, and never enough. In this week’s Graduate Skills Seminar, Matt will go over some of the basics to managing your finances while in school. Whether you’re looking to prepare yourself for the future or learn some practical advice to manage your finances now, this seminar should be a valuable one!

Dell Technologies Acoustics & Dynamics Tour

Friday, March 15, 3:30pm 

In lieu of a Student Chapter meeting and seminar this week, we are excited to announce the opportunity to tour the Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory at Dell Technologies!

Dell Technologies develops products for applications in a wide variety of customer environments ranging from laptops that are used in homes and quiet offices, to modular servers deployed in unattended data centers. In each of these environments, customers expect a certain level of acoustical experience from our products; Dell Technology Acoustical Engineers are tasked with measuring and delivering to those expectations. Much of that work begins in the Dell Technologies Acoustical and Dynamics Laboratory, consisting of five specially designed hemi-anechoic chambers and a listening room for jury studies.

This seminar will consist of a tour of the Dell Technologies acoustical facilities and a discussion and demonstration of a few metrics and measurement methods Dell Technologies uses to characterize sound quality and performance. Discussion will also include a description of the key acoustical and vibration challenges that exist in the server market today and areas of opportunity for acoustical and vibration innovation.

Grad Skills Seminar: Graduation

Presenters: Jay Johnson and Dr. Ben Treweek

Friday, February 15 at 3 PM in ETC 4.150

You put so much work into your courses and research as a graduate student, but at the end of the day, how can you exchange that effort for a degree? This week, Jay and Dr. Ben will detail the milestones you will need to hit and the logistics necessary to obtain a graduate degree from UT Austin.

First, Jay (M.S. 2017) will go over the procedure for obtaining a Master’s degree, and how to then apply for doctoral candidacy. Dr. Ben (Ph.D. 2019) will follow Jay with an overview of the procedure for graduating with a Doctoral degree.

Acoustical AMA with Steven Beck

This Friday, February 1 in ETC 4.150 at 3 PM

For our first Acoustical AMA of the semester, we will be talking with Steven Beck of Beck Audio Forensics. Beck is an expert in Audio Forensics, has appeared in court as an expert witness, and has authored numerous court affidavits.

The Acoustical AMA series allows current students to meet with acoustical professionals in an informal setting and pick their brains concerning all things acoustics and related career paths.

General Meeting

Friday, November 30 at 3 PM in ETC 4.150

Join us for a short general meeting this Friday where we will discuss general chapter business. Topics will include the upcoming spring semester, ETS Lindgren, and more! Snacks will be provided.

Tenure Track Faculty Position at the US Naval Academy

The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland invites applications for at least one tenure-track faculty position in physics. Candidates specializing in Physical Acoustics are specifically encouraged to apply! Applications will be reviewed beginning Nov. 15, but the position will remain open until filled.

The ideal candidate is committed to teaching in a highly interactive environment while establishing and maintaining a thriving research program at USNA. Contact us for details.

Graduate Skills Seminar: Travel Funding

Presenters: Current Officers and Guests
Friday, September 28 at 3 PM in ETC 4.150

Attending a conference is a great way to get your new research out to the community, see cutting edge research from around the world, and make professional connections that can boost your career prospects. However, airfare and hotels aren’t free, so this week we will be discussing various grant opportunities for travel funding. We will cover a number of funding opportunities available to graduate students in acoustics, including grants from the Acoustical Society of America and UT Austin.

Acoustical Ask-Me-Anything with Professor Yun Jing

This Thursday, September 27 in ETC 5.132 at 3 PM

The Austin ASA Student Chapter is pleased to announce another installment in this semester’s Acoustical Ask-Me-Anything series! Professor Yun Jing is a faculty member in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NC State University. His career has seen him contribute to all corners of Lindsay’s Wheel, including architectural acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, and acoustic metamaterials. He is also a recent recipient of the Acoustical Society of America’s R. Bruce Lindsay Award for his participation in the society and his contributions to acoustics.

The Acoustical AMA series allows current students to meet with acoustical professionals in an informal setting and pick their brains concerning all things acoustics and related career paths.

Grad Skillz Seminar: External Funding and Fellowships

Presenters: Current Officers and Guests
Friday, September 21 at 3 PM in ETC 4.150
External funding opportunities include government and endowed fellowships that can pay your tuition and stipend so that your adviser doesn’t have to! Having your own money is a great way to take control of your graduate career and give you the freedom to pursue the research that interests you most.

We will discuss a number of funding opportunities available to graduate students in acoustics. Focus will be on the NDSEG, SMART, NSF, and Hertz Fellowships.

The slides from the meeting are available here.