Haunted U 2019

We did Haunted U again this year - this time, with a Jurassic Park theme! Haunted U is another Eberly College of Science outreach event that the Penn State ASA has had fun with in the past. This year, we brought back the chaldni plates, to talk about vibration in 2...

Acoustics Jeopardy at our first Fall 2019 General Meeting!

For our first General Meeting of the Fall 2019 semester, we cooked up an Acoustics Jeopardy! The categories were Famous Acousticians, Fundamentals, We Are [Penn State], Faculty, and Fun Facts. Team Lemon won the competition, but it was very close - it came down to a...

Think Outside the Beaker 2019

On September 16th 2019, the PSU ASA did another outreach event in partnership with the Eberly College of Science - this time, Think Outside the Beaker! We were able to talk and present about acoustics with 9 local middle school students. The volunteering grad students...

PSU ASA at Grange Fair 2019 – Ask a Scientist

The student chapter participated in the Ask A Scientist event (put on by the Eberly College of Science) at the Centre County Grange Fair on August 23rd 2019. The Grange Fair is a huge phenomenon in the community surrounding Penn State, and the chapter was excited to...

Outreach event at school for the hearing impaired

Penn State ASA volunteered in a program called STEM Extension for Summer Academy here on PSU campus. The event engaged blind and visually-impaired high school students in STEM research from which they have previously felt excluded. Students were able to interact with...

MATLAB Bootcamp 2018

Each year the PSU ASA chapter hosts a 2-part workshop to help familiarize new students with MATLAB.  Topics covered include basic language fundamental, loops and conditionals, array manipulation, useful functions and plotting.  The morning of we have a social...

Haunted U 2018

Penn State hosted their annual Halloween Science Event “Haunted-U” that spanned out events all over campus. The ASA student chapter hosted a classroom that included a spooky “Stranger Things” decoration theme with fun acoustic demonstrations like the Ghost String...

Ask A Scientist 2018

In the early fall, the student chapter held a booth at the event “Ask a Scientist” at the Grange Fair in rural Centre County, PA. People of all ages came by to ask us about sound and participate in a demonstration of visualizing their own voice through a real-time...