Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum
The 36th Hayes Forum will be held in person on Friday, March 4th, 2022.
The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum showcases the innovative and exemplary research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across the full range of graduate degree programs and research topics and facilitates fruitful exchanges between students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, the administration, and the public. This will be the first year that postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to present. Cash prizes, totaling more than $14,000, will be awarded to the top-judged presentations in each academic area for graduate students. There will be separate sessions for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
The Forum is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge with organizational and operational support from the Office of Student Life.
Questions? E-mail CGS Vice President, Abby Grieff.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Abstracts for the 2022 forum will be accepted October 4th, 2021 through November 19th, 2021.
Note: Selected applicants are assigned to either an oral or poster presentation based on scores. The application does not include an option to choose either oral or poster presentation. Postdoctoral scholars will only be selected for oral presentations.
The 36th Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum will take place on March 4th, 2022. To see this past year's winner's visit the 2021 winners tab on the left side of this page.
- You must be the sole author of your abstract's text, though the research may have been conducted collaboratively.
- Applications must be individual. You cannot submit an application in more than 1 person's name.
- If selected for presentation, you must be the person to present your research. You cannot ask someone else to present on your behalf. You also cannot make joint presentations.
- Students and postdoctoral scholars may only submit one proposal in total and only to one oral academic area. Students' and postdoctoral scholars' work will be evaluated by professionals from that general academic area, so proposals need to be understood by those in a fairly broad range of related fields. Minimize complex and esoteric language that may not be understood by your judges. The ability to explain complex material in a clear and convincing way is part of the judges' consideration in evaluating your proposal.
- Do not include any information that could be used to identify you, such as your name, your advisor's name, or your department in the abstract file. Papers are judged by a blind review process. Any application that does not meet this criterion may be disqualified.
- Abstract submissions must be approved by the faculty member who is supervising your research.
- The abstract must be typed (10-12 point font only) and single-spaced.
- Margins must be no less than 1 inch on all sides (top, right, left and the bottom of the page).
- At the top of the page, please write the title of the paper in the center.
- Abstracts should be no more than 1000 words and no longer than 1 page. This excludes references and citations.
- Abstracts must not include any tables, figures, or illustrations.
- You should include the following information in the abstract: (a) Purpose of the study/piece; (b) Research method; (c) Findings or Predicted Findings; and (d) Implications. These categories may need to be adjusted to fit your particular research and the scholarly traditions of your field. For example, you may need to be explicit about the theoretical perspective underlying your research or the data analysis methods you employed.
- Abstracts will be evaluated based on the quality of the writing and the research. This includes the purpose of the research, the research design, and procedure, the theoretical and/or practical significance of the findings, the conclusions, and any other content.
- Abstracts will be evaluated in the academic area you select from the 10 academic areas for graduate students or 3 academic areas for postdoctoral scholars. In determining the area in which you will submit your abstract, the primary factor to consider is the subject matter addressed by your research, not necessarily your area of enrollment. For example, a paper from a graduate student in Comparative Studies might be evaluated within Arts, Social and Behavioral Science, or Mathematical and Physical Sciences rather than in Humanities.
- It is the applicant's responsibility to double check that they have submitted their abstract to the correct academic area. Double check that you have chosen the correct academic area prior to submission.
- The online application (including the submission of an abstract) must be submitted by 11:59 pm on November 19th, 2021. The file format must be a .Pdf . We cannot accept applications submitted in any other way.
- The name of the file cannot be more than 30 characters and may not contain special characters. You may use a shortened version of the abstract title for the file name. The abstract title is NOT limited to 30 characters. Please ignore any other inconsistent messaging regarding file name and abstract length.
Once you have read the above guidelines then please Apply Here
Call for Faculty Judges
Hayes 2022 Award Amounts
1st Place: $600
2nd Place: $400
3rd Place: $200
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $100
Hayes 2022 Results
1st – Nicole Lawson, Dance Studies
2nd – Simone Downie, Digital Animation and Interactive Media
3rd – Alesondra Christmas, Dance Studies
Honorable Mention – Kayla Lehman, Digital Animation and Interactive Media
Biological Sciences Oral
1st – Athena Howell, Neuroscience
2nd – Jonathan Packer, Neuroscience
3rd – Lynde Wangler, Neuroscience
Honorable Mention – Ashweta Sahni, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Honorable Mention – Sarah (Thanh) Dinh, Biomedical Sciences
1st – Jianna Jin, Marketing
2nd – Andrew Zeiser, Logistics
Honorable Mention – Jason Sigler, Management and Human Resources
Education and Human Ecology Oral
1st – Andrew Perry, Educational Psychology
2nd – Kimiko Ching, Educational Psychology
3rd – Grace Jue Yeon Kim, Multilingual Language Education
Honorable Mention – Eric Olsen, Consumer Sciences
Honorable Mention – Nathan Helsabeck, Quantitative Research Evaluation and Measurement
1st – Nina Tang, Biomedical Engineering
2nd – Faiz Nisar Khan, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
3rd – Maria Angelica Rincon-Benavides, Biophysics Graduate Program
Honorable Mention – Luke Lemmerman, Biomedical Engineering
Honorable Mention – Sunny Kwok, Biomedical Engineering
Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Oral
1st – Yumin Xu, Food Science and Technology
2nd – Sarah Scott, Entomology
3rd – Jack McCoy, Horticulture and Crop Science
Honorable Mention – Kelsey Ryan-Simkins, Environment and Natural Resources
Honorable Mention – Sochina Ranjit, Veterinary Medicine
Health Sciences Oral
1st – Debasmita Mukherjee, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
2nd – Lorien Salyer, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
3rd – Kazune Pax, Oral Biology
Honorable Mention – David Danesh, Public Health
1st – Kiera Hambrick, English Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy
2nd – Victoria Paige, History
3rd – Angela Acosta, Iberian Studies
Honorable Mention – Yanghuang (Gillian) Zhang, History of Art
Honorable Mention – Karin Florda, History of Art
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Oral
1st – Dustin Nguyen, Physics
2nd – Anna Poptic, Chemistry and Biochemistry
3rd – Sean Steinke, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Honorable Mention – Padoslav Pavlovic, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Honorable Mention – Emily Hruska, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Honorable Mention – Danielle Voss, Food Science and Technology
Social and Behavioral Sciences Oral
1st – Shuyuan Yu, Psychology
2nd – Morgan Ross, Communication
3rd – Jacob Coutts, Quantitative Psychology
Honorable Mention – Andrew Bahrou, Environmental Social Sciences
Arts, Humanities, and Education and Human Ecology Posters
1st – Kristen Heitman, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
2nd – Christian Hines, Literature for Children and Young Adults
Honorable Mention – Abena Anyidoho, Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement
Biological Sciences Poster
1st – Kelly Rich, Neuroscience
2nd – Shridhar Sanghui, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
3rd – Meretta Hanson, Neuroscience
Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Poster
1st – Jessica Cristina Lemos Motta, Animal Sciences
2nd – Jerish Joyner Janahar, Food Science Technology
Health Sciences Poster
1st – Natalie Andras, Oral Biology
2nd – Robert Schuetz, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
Honorable Mention – Taylor Williams, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Math and Physical Sciences and Engineering Poster
1st – Srija Chakraborty, Biomedical Engineering
2nd – Alexander Milder, Chemistry and Biochemistry
3rd – Zweli Hlatshwayo, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Honorable Mention – Yoon Ji Kim, Statistics
Honorable Mention – Vegeesha Liyana Gunaw, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Honorable Mention - Brendan Fuller, Biochemical Engineering
Social and Behavioral Sciences Poster
1st – Madelyn Green, Anthropology
2nd – Basar Ozbilen, City and Regional Planning
3rd – Julianna Calabrese, Clinical Psychology
Honorable Mention – Sydney Mack, Social Work
Honorable Mention – Victoria Sevich, Speech and Hearing Science
Postdoctoral STEAHM 1 Oral
1st – Kathryn Kroeper, Psychology
2nd – Loic Deblais, Center for Food and Animal Health
3rd – Amaris Williams, Wexner Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology
Postdoctoral STEAHM 2 Oral
1st – Mogran Schrock, Radiation Oncology
2nd – Fatma Mohamed, College of Dentistry
3rd – Federica Colombo, College of Pharmacy
Honorable Mention – Caymen Novak, Internal Medicine
Honorable Mention – Pratik Shriwas, College of Pharmacy
Honorable Mention – Kirti Kaul, Medical Oncology