Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum

Two students talking at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum

30th Annual
Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum
April 29, 2023

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 Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum (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.

The EIDF showcases graduated student research and creative works through poster presentations and art exhibitions. Presentations are designed for an audience with varied academic backgrounds, so jargon is minimized and explanations are clear. Abstract submissions are open to all MSU graduate students. 

Students, share your research and creativity!

Abstract Submission

The submission deadline for abstracts is Monday, April 3, 2023 by 5:00 pm

Submit an Abstract

Event Information

Poster Presentations
8:00 am - 11:45 am
PSU Grand Ballroom 

EIDF Awards Ceremony
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
PSU Theater

*For the 2023 EIDF, art exhibitions will be held at the Springfield Art Museum on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 am. A brief awards ceremony will follow presentations. 

Information for Presenters


Awards for outstanding poster presentations and art exhibitions will be given at the awards ceremony. The award winners for Outstanding Graduate Assistants, Graduate Mentor, and Graduate Faculty are also announced at this ceremony.

Other Involvement Opportunities

If you don’t want to present, we would still welcome your invovlement in EIDF. Please consider:

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at GradCollegeServices@missouristate.edu.


Recent EIDF Winners

2022 EIDF

The 29th Annual Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum was held virtually and in person on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

These students were recognized for their outstanding presentations at the EIDF:

Outstanding Poster Presentations:

Kasey Buckley

Sarah Rasor

Catie Lusk

Abigail Castillo and Coauthors

Drew Laviada-Garmon

Jemimmah Namodi

Megan Prado

Sayyam Hamza

Ayesha Siddika

Victoria West Staples

Michael Baird

Rejeena Jha

Devon Romine

Muhammad Sharif Uddin

Mercedes Allen and Coauthors

Loren Bohannon

Bennett Van Horn

Kylie Mignone

Gabriel Purdy and Coauthors

Peggy Metcalf

Outstanding Oral Presentations:

Sophia Antonopoulous

Hannah Whaley

Hunter Bartlet

Tristin Cory


Outstanding Art Exhibition:

Haley Biere


Outstanding Virtual Presentations:

Gaurav Jain

Yasmin Rivera-Nunez

2021 EIDF

The 28th Annual Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum was held virtually on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Presenters, as well as judges, guests, and facilitators, met via Zoom and viewed student posters via ForagerOne. 

These students were recognized for their outstanding presentations at the EIDF:

Outstanding Poster Presentations:

Lisha Kraft

Anna Laffoon

Dane Wagner

John Kincaid

Matthew James

Taylor West

Susan Bailey

Matthew So

Heather Campie

Donald Wormington

Indigo Tran

Kavya Tummala

Hannah Peak

Alison Kuhn

Snigdha Chaudhari

Brooke Nadeau

Erica Cain

Kori McCurry

Bin Hao

Sarah Fringer

Melanie Bond Willenbrock

Sierra Chitwood

Megan Westwood

Alexis Gaono

Apryl Meyers

Allison Chamberlin

Honorable Mentions:

Samuel Johnson

Min Zhang

Elizabeth Troutwine

David Fleshman

Samuel Schrum

Abigail Prudden

Matthew Freese

Elizabeth Presley

Stewart McCollum

Samuel Robison

Taylor Corlee

Cammi Dargatz

Madison Turntine