On August 29, 2021 Prof. Melanie Schnell (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron in Hamburg) and Prof. Stephan Schlemmer (University of Cologne) were awarded with the international Dr. Barbara Mez-Starck Prize.

In 2021 Anna Aubele, Sonja Ehrle, Teresa Kraus, and Daniel Stottmeister receive the local Dr. Barbara Mez-Starck Prizes as the best chemistry master graduates of the academic year 2019/2020. The awarding ceremony should take place at the next special colloquium whose date is not yet fixed.

In November 2020 the foundation started to build the Dr. Barbara Mez-Starck House. In the meantime the topping-out ceremony was celebrated.

In 2020 the local Dr. Barbara Mez-Starck Prizes for the best master graduates in chemistry of the academic year 2018/2019 were awarded to Benedikt Bagemihl, Kerstin Köble, Martin Lämmle, and Matthias Uhl. Because of the Corona-pandemic the special colloquium with the awarding ceremony could not take place. The special colloquium should be made up as soon as possible.