The 2021 Annual Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum will be held on May 1, 2021.
Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum abstract submissions will be accepted until April 15 for a Virtual IDF.
All participating students will be required to upload both a video and poster presentation prior to the virtual forum.
May 1, 2021 Virtual Annual Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum.
We are collaborating with ForagerOne to host our 2021 IDF Virtual Forum. The awards presentation will be hosted virtually on Saturday May 1st, from 10:00 until 11:30am.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
We are excited to announce that we will be holding our annual Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum (EIDF) of graduate student research and creative works during the week of April 26th. To do so, we will be using an online platform called Symposium. Students who have submitted an abstract by April 15th, 2021 will be given access to the platform.
April 15th: Deadline to submit an abstract
April 26th: Last day for students to submit their presentations to the ForagerOne platform
April 28th: Judges will begin evaluating the posters. All campus community members will gain access to the presentations.
April 29th: Judges will conclude their evaluation portion of EIDF.
May 1st: EIDF Awards Ceremony event from 10:00 until 11:30am. Featuring remarks from President Smart and Provost Einhellig from 10:15 until 10:30am. The Annual Awards Recognition will begin at 10:30am.
As you all know, our institution prides itself on the extraordinary work of our students, done both independently and with the mentorship of our faculty. Our dedicated students have been working on research and creative projects that push the boundaries of our knowledge. The Graduate College has worked to set up this virtual symposium to offer the MSU community an opportunity to see their efforts. The EIDF is a celebration of graduate student achievements, and we invite all of you to join us to offer your encouragement and take part in the discussions our students have started.
You will need to sign up using your institutional email to gain access to our virtual symposium at ForagerOne. Please select “Missouri State University” in the dropdown menu to easily view the content, as well as offer your comments.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact GradCollegeServices@missouristate.edu.
We are looking forward to having you join us!
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT IDF 2021
Will all presentations be in the form of a poster? Yes. Students will upload their poster presentation.
Will I have to add a video to my submission? Yes. All participants are required to have a video submission of 5 minutes or less. Students will be judged on their content and clarity.
Can my video submission be longer than 5 minutes? No. Your video will be judged up until 5 minutes. Any information beyond 5 minutes will not be considered in your evaluation by the judges.
Will the presenter of a poster be assigned a time slot in which they need to "virtually present"? No. Poster presentations should be uploaded no later than Monday, April 26th. Judges and guests will have access to review posters and videos beginning Wednesday, April 28th.
When submitting the poster through the "Virtual Research Symposium", are you wanting a PDF version of the PowerPoint slide? Or the PowerPoint itself? All participants must use the one slide poster provided by the Graduate College. No exceptions will be accepted. Required PowerPoint Template
Are participants required to engage during the entire event? This will be a completely virtual format and students will be required to participate at the opening remarks, award ceremony, and closing remarks. The virtual ceremony will start May 1st at 10:00am.
2020 Einhellig IDF
The 27th Annual Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum was held virtually on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Presenters, as well as judges, guests, and facilitators met via Zoom at 8:00am, and viewed student posters via ForagerOne.
The 26th Annual Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Share your research and creativity
The Frank Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum showcases graduate student research and creative works through oral, poster and performance presentations. These presentations are designed for a mixed audience, so jargon is minimized and explanations are clear.
You can present your research though an oral presentation, a visual poster or a performance. Learn details and tips for presenters.
Oral presentations - in person or virtually
You will have 12 minutes to present followed by 3 minutes for audience questions. Please load your presentations on the room computer prior to the day's presentations.
Virtual presenters will be sharing their prepared materials and talking to the IDF attendees through Zoom. Please contact the Graduate College by March 16th for information on how this will work.
Your poster will be hung between 7:45 and 11:45, and you will be assigned a 1-hour block to stand with it for judging.
You will have 15 minutes to perform. If your piece is static, consider entering the poster division.
View the 2019 IDF Judging Criteria here.
Awards for outstanding presentations are given in the three presentation divisions. Also, the award winners for Outstanding Graduate Assistants, Graduate Mentor and Graduate Faculty are announced at the forum. This ceremony will start shortly after noon (in the PSU theater) and will last about an hour. In addition to awards, it will include welcome messages from our President, our Provost, and the Graduate College Dean. The awards ceremony will start at approximately 12:10 pm and conclude by 1:30 pm.
2020 EIDF winners
These students were recognized for their outstanding presentations at the EIDF:
Xin Wei Ong
Lakshmi Sravya Rallabandi
Other involvement opportunities
If you don’t want to present, you can be involved in the forum by:
You will receive a confirmation via email within a week over the holidays or in less time when classes are in session.
You will receive detailed information before the event.