Dr. Csengele Barta, associate professor of biology was awarded the 2021 Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Award of the American Society of Plant Biologists. The prestigious award recognizes excellence in undergraduate student research mentorship, significant international contributions to plant science education, curriculum development, and applied learning, as well as sustained, high-quality plant science research of faculty at primarily undergraduate serving institutions. The award provides funding to facilitate the research presentation of Dr. Barta and her undergraduate research team at the 2021 Plant Biology Worldwide Summit of the American Society of Plant Biologists, and at the Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Workshop. Dr. Barta has been the recipient of this Award for the past three consecutive years, a recognition that positions the high-quality research and applied learning education efforts of Missouri Western at the forefront of the international plant science community.

Csengele Barta