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National Center for Physical Acoustics
University of Mississippi

BASS_2021_ Announcement




The 2021 Basic Acoustics Summer School Program (BASS) will celebrate its 12th year this summer. The program was first created in memory of Dr. Henry E. Bass, who was a physicist and acoustics researcher that led efforts to create the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) in the 1980s and served as the Center’s director from 1992 until his passing in 2008. He was a talented researcher and a gifted teacher. Up-to-date, 20 undergraduate students from various backgrounds and universities have successfully completed the program.



The purpose of the BASS Program is to bring undergraduate students, distinguished Research Scientists of the NCPA, and Discussion Leaders together to explore a wide variety of topics in physical acoustics and engineering. BASS will give students opportunities to do research directed by experts, exploring topics that are not ordinarily encountered in the undergraduate experience.



The focus of the BASS Program is on intermediate and advanced undergraduate students (must have completed freshman year). A limited number of undergraduate students will be selected.



Each student will be assigned a research adviser and a research topic for the program. The student will work in the lab, attend organized lectures, and participate in discussion groups.



Participants will receive a $4,000 stipend. Participants have to provide their own housing and transportation to and from The University of Mississippi.



The Program will take place June 7 to July 30, 2021.



A link to the BASS 2021 Program application is located near the top of this website. The application and four required attachments must be emailed to The deadline for submission is April 22, 2021.



Marta Panickar
National Center for Physical Acoustics
The University of Mississippi
145 Hill Drive
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone (662) 915-8868