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Additional IYS 2020 program possibilities include T-shirt fundraisers, a special Acoustics Today issue, tours of interest- ing acoustic spaces, network television coverage, social media campaigns, sound competitions, and everything in between. IYS 2020 programs will take place at Society meetings and at regional and student chapter locations. My hope is to see
multiple IYS 2020 events every month, which are supported by the ASA and our members. The year 2020 will be a great year to introduce the public to our science and our Society. If you don’t want to miss any of the IYS 2020 excitement, be sure to follow the ASA on Twitter ( and Facebook (!
from the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund
  I appreciate the opportunity to inform the membership and friends of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) about the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund. The Fund supports ASA scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other special programs from tax-deductible gifts. As I men- tioned in the summer 2019 issue of Acoustics Today, I am featuring winners of ASA awards and prizes and how they benefited from the support the Society provided.
The Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was estab- lished in 2000 from a generous gift made to the Acoustical Society Foundation by Herman and Eileen Medwin to recognize a person for the effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical and biological
Mission of the Acoustical Society Foundation Board:
parameters and processes in the sea. The prize includes a cash award of $2,000, a certificate, and the opportunity to present the Acoustical Oceanography Prize Lecture. Jennifer Miksis-Olds of the University of New Hampshire (Durham) is a recent prize winner and writes, “In prepar- ing for the prize lecture, I reflected on the past and the pillars upon which my research has been built. I looked into the future to envision where the field of ocean sound may be in a decade. The prize helped me to appreciate the diverse applications of sounds in the sea.”
James H. Miller
Chair, Acoustical Society Foundation Board
   To support the mission of the ASA by developing financial resources for strategic initiatives and special purposes.
 ASFF For more information, contact James H. Miller at
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