A Conversation With…Melissa Klingenberg, CTC
Klingenberg is the first woman to win the NASF Scientific Achievement Award.
Melissa Klingenberg Ph.D., is a principal advisor engineer at Concurrent Technologies Corp., and the recipient of the 2015 NASF Scientific Achievement Award, the first woman to win the honor in the 57 years the award has been given.
PF: What does being the first woman to receive the 2015 NASF Scientific Achievement Award mean for the industry?
MK: I think that the award is something that anyone in the industry, regardless of gender, is inspired by to help innovate and broaden the industry. However, I think that having a woman honoree emphasizes that the industry supports and continues to provide excellent opportunities for women. It is my hope that this emphasis will help to continue to attract talented young women to support the industry.