The department was well represented at the 36th Annual Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, which was held on March 4, 2022, at the Ohio Union. Congratulations to the following students: Yumin Xu received 1st place in the Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences oral competition, Danielle Voss received Honorable Mention in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences oral competition, and Jerish Joyner Janahar placed 2nd in the Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences poster competition. Other Food Science and Technology students participating at the forum were Drew Barkley, Ariel Garsow, Brianda Gonzalez Orozco, Erica Grush, Allison Howell, Jennifer Janovick, Mrunmayee Joshi, Ellia La, Shreya Nuguri, Howard Park, Lu Xun, and Siyu Yao.
The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum showcases the innovative and exemplary research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students across the full range of graduate degree programs and facilitates fruitful exchanges between students, faculty, the administration, and the public. Cash prizes, totaling nearly $14,000, are awarded to the top-judged presentations in each academic area.
The Forum is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate School, and the Office of Research.