Newswise — MELVILLE, N.Y., JULY 27, 2020 – The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) continues to host virtual events in August as part of the International Year of Sound.
On Aug. 5, the ASA Student Council will host Virtual Student Summer Talks for science students to present their research on topics ranging from acoustical oceanography to speech communication. The following day, Aug. 6, David Carreon Bradley will discuss how sounds in religious spaces, which can range from the crash of clashing cymbals to the whisper of burning incense, are essential to the worship experience.
All events are open to the public, and admission is free. ASA encourages media, scientists, audio enthusiasts, students, educators and families to tune in.
Virtual Student Summer Talks: Wednesday, Aug. 5
To involve students in experiencing the scientific meeting environment, the ASA Student Council is hosting a Virtual Student Summer Talk event for science students who want to get feedback on their research, practice public speaking or just connect with others.
The topics of the student presentations will address psychological and physiological acoustics, architectural acoustics, signal processing and more about the acoustics of our world. Visit the Student Council Website for the complete speaker schedule.
Media and the public are encouraged to register to view the event at https://asastudents.org/virtual-summer-talks/ from now until Aug. 1.
Worship Space Acoustics: Sounds of the Sacred: Thursday, Aug. 6
Bradley, a faculty diversity officer at California State University, will talk about how the sonic environment of a worship space affects the acoustics of the spoken word and music, potentially altering how worship is experienced. He will also outline how acoustical design has shaped worship places for a variety of religions over the past 30 years.
His virtual talk, Worship Space Acoustics: The Sound of the Sacred, starts at 1 p.m. Eastern U.S. on Aug. 6. The presentation will draw largely from his recent book, “Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design.” A question-and-answer period will follow.
Bradley is past chair of the ASA Committee on Education. He is currently working on his Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership at the USC Rossier School of Education.
Don’t forget to register for this free event at https://aipp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pd-CgqjItH9wj-nGQnxV0hEJxbtYWiR1t.
ABOUT ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
The Acoustical Society of America 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.