Mehr was chosen by the Honors Committee to receive a Robert Ernst Prize in Biological Sciences for her 2021-2022 Excellence in Research project. Awardees will be honored at the Bio Sci Honors Convocation on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 6:30PM.
Dr. Robert Ernst received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 1979 after retirement from a career in organic chemistry. He was fascinated by orchids and their physiology, and he grew orchids for many years, combining this interest with his academic knowledge. Since 1983, the Robert Ernst Prizes have been given for outstanding research in the area of plant biology and in biological sciences.