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Colorless green screens zoom enthusiastically: Engaging children in virtual outreach

Erika Exton (HESP), Kathleen Oppenheimer (HESP), Lauren Salig (NACS), and Craig Thorburn (LING)

Learn how to run language science demos, and discuss the goals and challenges of outreach. We'll be joined by students and faculty from OSU, UMass, and Arizona who are visiting to volunteer at Family Science Days. 

All are welcome, including undergrads, grad students, and faculty. Please RSVP here so we know how many people to plan for. 


The Maryland Language Science Center, and the LSC Director Colin Phillips, were spotlighted in Johns Hopkins' Imagine magazine (May/June 2018 Issue) in a piece titled, "Discover Linguistics."


In April 2018, over 40 students and faculty from UMD and other universities helped staff the Language Science for Everyone booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival at the DC convention center. An estimated 2,000 people visited the booth over the course of the three-day event. 

Title: Eggs to Chickens, Soybeans to Tofu: Turning Your LSC Blog Ideas into Savory Stories

The Professional Development Committee is hosting a workshop on blogging! We are going to work together to generate content--specifically for the new LSC blog--and transform ideas into clicks! Lunch will be served.

Come learn about how the student Outreach Committee has been spreading the gospel about language science, and find out how you can get involved. Lunch will be provided!

Chris Heffner with children at AAAS Family Science Days.


In the current political climate, UMD language scientists are more motivated than ever to reach out to non-scientists and advocate to decision makers on issues related to language science. We’re off to a running start with three events in January and February.

Photos from the Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Language Science tent at Maryland Day 2016.

You’ll find it all at the University of Maryland’s one-day open house featuring family-friendly and interactive events. Come explore our world of Fearless Ideas and see all that we do to the best for our community, the state and the world.

Maryland Day is packed with exciting events and exhibits in six “learning neighborhoods” spread across campus. The Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Language Science communities will be hosting several exhibits.

Photos from the Neuro, Cognitive, and Language Science tent at Maryland Day, April 25, 2015.


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