Regular Events and Activities
2009 Language Science Day - poster session.
Language Science Day is an annual
student-run event celebrating language science and including all the relevant approaches to the study of
language such as cognitive, computational, engineering, clinical, theoretical, philosophical, biological,
and educational. In 2012 the event brought together around 200 students, researchers and faculty doubling
the size of the active language science community at UMd.
- The IGERT Lunch Talks
are weekly events designed to showcase student and faculty work in the area of language science.
Participants present anything from early to published research in a supportive environment meant to provide
constructive feedback. The scheduling and organizing for the event is done by a graduate student committee.
Anna Lukyanchenko (SLA) at the IGERT Lunch Talk.
Outreach: every spring the language science students and
faculty organize a day of activities with the Northwood High School from Silver Spring, when the
AP-Psychology students visit the University of Maryland campus to learn about the cognitive science
of language through a series of graduate-student run workshops which give students the opportunity
to engage in scientific reasoning about language and to experience first-hand the research techniques
used in studying human language.
Around fifty students and faculty participated in the 2010 Winter Storm
organized and run by the students of the language science IGERT program at UMd. The series of short
lectures, group meetings, and social activities are all designed to encourage networking among students. Winter Storm
takes place yearly during the UMd winter semester and it provides both events that
can introduce students to the study of language as well as lectures and labs that tackle advanced statistical methods.
Outreach, Spring 2010.
Cognitive Science Colloquium:
The colloquium series is designed to provide a focus for all those on campus who have interests in the cognitive sciences.
The organizing committee consists of Peter Carruthers (Philosophy), Jeff Lidz (Linguistics), and Thomas Carlson (Psychology).
Nominations of potential future colloquium speakers are welcome. Support for the colloquium is provided by the Departments of
Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, by the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program (NACS), and by the
College of Arts and Humanities.