Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum

Two students talking at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum

The 26th Annual Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the Robert W. Ballroom inside Plaster Student Union. Presentations will begin at 8 am, and presenters should be there to check in at 7:45 am. 

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.

Presentation categories

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.

Poster presentations

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.

Presentation Criteria

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. 

2018 winners

These students were recognized for their outstanding presentations at the 25th IDF:

Oral Poster

Clement Acheampong

Shen Chen

Amber Clover

Cody Conner

Samantha Fluck

Katlyn Gardner

Miranda Jordan

Cady Goble

Kristeena LaRoue

Joe Nash

Orion Peterson

Neal Polallis

Kristen Sardina

Natalie Smith

Tyler Sundell

Haley Brantley

Caitlin Burch

Celcey Clark

Sanchali Das

Ciara Eastwood

Amanda Elliott

Samuel Enright

Matthew Flint

Holly Hambuchen

Brianna Harris

Zachary Ingram

Chance Keith

Clara Keller

Kayla King

JunHyeong Lee

Vanessa McConnell

Darryl Mitchell II

Jerrid Morri

McKenzie Morrow

Emily Nischwitz

Victor Okwo

Kristen Path

Haley Reiff

Katy Reminga

Ryan Ropp

Nathan Seagrave

Kristy Teague

Timothy Younker


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.

Submitting an Abstract

Want to present at the IDF? Submit your abstract by noon on April 5, 2019.


You will receive a confirmation via email within a week over the holidays or in less time when classes are in session.

IDF Event Documents

Schedule of events - activities between 7:30 am and 1:00 pm.

  • See the overview of the event from last year, Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • See the detailed program of 2018 presentations: Oral, Performance, and Poster
  • Read all the abstracts from 2018 presenters

Judging Evaluation Sheets: