Annual Flagship Research Colloquium

Since 2015, the Flagship Research Colloquium has supported Arabic and Persian Flagship students in their original undergraduate research by providing a forum for presenting their work and networking with peers, faculty, and alumni. This year, we are delighted to open our Colloquium to all foreign language students in the SLLC. For more information about the 2019 Research Colloquium, check out the links below. 

Save the Date: Tuesday April 30th, 2019

2019 Research Colloquium Information

Guidelines for Submission

The UMD Flagship Research Colloquium Planning Committee encourages all students to apply to present on a student panel. These panels provide an opportunity for students to present research they have completed or are currently conducting as part of their major(s) and participation in the Arabic Flagship Program, the Persian Flagship Program, and/or other SLLC language.

This colloquium provides an opportunity for students to develop and practice research methods, professional presentation skills, and academic collaboration among peers and faculty members. We hope you will be able to concentrate on this great research opportunity this semester, so we will consider any student who participates in this colloquium to have fulfilled 3 Flagship club credits for the spring semester.

There will be at least three student panels comprised of 3-6 students each; each presentation should be 15 minutes in length.  Students will present in English with their abstract delivered in their target language (second language). Each presenter should have an accompanying Power Point presentation. Upon submission of the outline, each student will be provided further details on the format of the presentation.

The student panels will follow broad themes, determined by the content of submissions. It is the intention of the UMD Flagship Research Colloquium Planning Committee that students will utilize research they have already done, or are currently conducting, which links their domain (major/subject area) interests with their target language. The themes described are intended to be broad in scope in order to allow for a variety of topics. However, the connection to the target language and culture should be evident.

Students are also able to present via a poster display in lieu of a panel presentation. The posters should similarly include an in-language abstract and summary of original research.

Student panel presenters are encouraged to submit their research ideas by completing the submission form below.  Students will have several opportunities to receive feedback before the colloquium in early May and will receive a more detailed timeline of important dates after they have submitted their submission form. 

Submission Form

Name *
Please check any that apply
Please summarize your topic in 150-250 words.
Please detail your schedule on the date of the colloquium to help us plan panel times. Please only list mandatory conflicts (classes, internships, etc.). LPs and clubs will be canceled on the day of the colloquium.
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