Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum


Provost Jasinski and Student Presenter at EIDF

31st Annual
Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum
April 27, 2024

EIDF 2024 Abstract Booklet

Our institution prides itself on the extraordinary work of our students done 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 1, 2024 by 5:00 pm

Submit an Abstract

Event Information - Saturday, April 27, 2024

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

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

*For the 2024 EIDF, art exhibitions will be held at the Springfield Art Museum on Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 am. A brief awards ceremony will follow presentations. 

Information for Presenters


Awards for outstanding poster presentations, virtual presentations, and art exhibitions will be given at the awards ceremony. The award winners for Outstanding Graduate Assistants, Graduate Mentor, and Thesis Advisor are also announced at this ceremony, along with special recognition for our Distinguished Teaching Assistant, Distinguished Thesis, and scholarship award winners.

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.

Poster Kiosks

Poster Kiosks will be delivered to the Plaster Student Union for the Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum (EIDF) by CNAS, MCHHS, and the Graduate College. 

Faculty and staff may borrow poster kiosks for special events by accessing this form:

Poster Kiosk Reservation Request

You can also scan the QR code on the door in McDonald Arena where the poster kiosks are stored.  The poster kiosks are heavy and have various components to put together for use.  Persons borrowing are responsible to make sure they can transport and put together the kiosks themselves.  All parts must be returned in good working order in the bag that they are stored in.  Carts are available to transport the kiosks.  Units will be charged if kiosks are not returned in a timely manner, parts are lost or damaged, or the cart is not returned or damaged.  For questions, please call the Graduate College at 417-836-5335 and ask to speak with the Associate Dean.

Poster Kiosks cannot be checked out/borrowed the week of the Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum. 

Recent EIDF Winners

2024 EIDF

Outstanding Poster Presentations (listed by first presenter only):

Beckley, Alicen – Speech-Language Pathology

Clubb, Preston - Chemistry

Das Spandan, Debaleen – Computer Science

Drecker, Jeanette – Cell & Molecular Biology

Durstock, William – Biology

Garten, Daniel – Biology

Holden, Jessica – Business Administration

Li, Nhi – Biology

Lowy, Joshua – Biology

Mulford, Morgan – Audiology

Nelson, Emily – Cell & Molecular Biology

Nguyen, Trieu – Natural & Applied Sciences

Reifsteck, Alexis – Biology

Saarel, Larissa – Biology

Shakoor, Iqra – Chemistry

Smith, Lauren – Experimental Psychology

Sutton, Carissa – Chemistry

Tabassum, Anika – Materials Science

Van Gundy, Emily – Computer Science

Zan, Serene – Experimental Psychology


Outstanding Virtual Presentation:

Davidian, Megan - Audiology

Outstanding Art Exhibition:

Sedra, Erin - Visual Studies


2022 EIDF

Outstanding Poster Presentations:

Alexander Babel

Jeffery Darko

Amy Donaldson and Coauthors

Cora Dyslin

Brianne Edwards

Elson Eguasoa

Elandé Engelbrecht

Madison Gregory and Coauthors

Katie Grong

Valentina Hurtando Uribe and Coauthors

Rejeena Jha

Rebecca Lage and Coauthors

Nhi Le and Coauthors

Olamide Ogundele

Onyinye Okafor

Whitney Rawhourse

Nathan Sines

Dhruv Sitapara

Makenna Thompson

Audrey Williams

Outstanding Virtual Presentations:

Haley Womach

Claire Zuch


Outstanding Art Exhibition:

Haley Biere