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Help Requested: Hayes Forum Judges Needed or Session Cancellation Imminent

Dear OSU Faculty, Staff, Researchers, and More,

The 37th Hayes Forum will be held on Friday, February 24th, 2023 from 7:30 am - 1 pm. The Hayes Forum presents exemplary research by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across the full range of Ohio State’s graduate degree programs and facilitates fruitful exchanges between students, faculty, the administration, and the public. This year, postdoctoral scholars will also have separate sessions to give oral presentations, too. Students from all academic areas participate and cash prizes are awarded to top candidates from each academic category. Prizes are reserved for graduate students.

We hope that you will consider participating in the 2023 Edward F. Hayes Forum as a presentation (oral or poster) judge, as they are sorely needed, or else several subject areas are at risk of having competitions cancelled due to lack of judges.

As current Chair of the 37th Hayes Advanced Research Forum Committee, I am extremely grateful for the volunteer work that has sustained Hayes through all its years. Volunteers create an impact to improve and reward the exemplary research of graduate students & postdoctoral scholars here at the Ohio State University by judging and providing valuable feedback.

The Hayes Forum is not possible without the experience and adeptness of judges from OSU faculty and staff like you. In judging, you not only create impact that improves and rewards the exemplary research of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, but the value of your presence contributes to the prestige of the Hayes Research Forum itself.

At this time, we are seeking judges both for oral and poster presentations on the day of the forum. If you are interested in serving as a judge in either capacity, please visit

The only requirement is a terminal degree in the general topic area that will be judged. We are thrilled to offer our judges a plated lunch at the end of their service on the day of the forum, as a small thanks to  them for all their effort and time.

We hope that you will consider participating (and encouraging your colleagues' participation) in the Edward F. Hayes Forum this year. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. 


Katie A. Conner.280