Students named recipients of Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology
Students named recipients of Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Monday, May 2, 2016
Five Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students have been named recipients of the Milton E. Mohr 2016–2017 Awards Program which recognizes outstanding students in the sciences of biotechnology and engineering based on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.
Undergraduates Nathan Duffy, a sophomore horticulture major; Jennifer Myers, a junior plant biology major; and Josh Wehrbein, a junior agronomy major, were awarded scholarships. Duffy is advised by David Lambe, Myers is advised by Don Lee and Wehrbein is advised by Dennis McCallister. Agronomy Ph.D. candidates Hardik Kundariya, advised by Sally Mackenzie, and Daniel Santana de Carvalho, advised by James Schnable, were awarded fellowships. Both are specializing in plant breeding and genetics.
The Milton E. Mohr Scholarship and Fellowship Awards Program was established in 1989 for students in the College of Engineering or biotechnology degree programs. The scholarships and fellowships are made possible through an endowment to the University Foundation.
Dr. Mohr was described in his lifetime as an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, corporate leader and instrumental in providing key leadership to young adults. In 1938, he graduated highest in his class from UNL with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. In 1959, UNL awarded him an honorary doctorate of engineering. He was President and CEO of Quotron Systems, formerly Bunker Ramo Corporation, an electrical engineer, corporate executive and philanthropist. He was named America's Most Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer in 1948.