Melanie Samsonow, a research associate at Battelle, has been selected to receive an award her work in nuclear, biological and chemical defense from the NBC Industry Group.
Samsonow is the first-ever recipient of the Dr. Billy Richardson Award for Young NBC Researchers, Battelle said Wednesday.
She accepted the recognition at an October event held in Washington, where a $1,000 donation was made in her name to the Aberdeen, Md.-based Aberdeen Science and Math Academy.
Samsonow started working for Battelle in 2009 to conduct research on aerosol science, decontamination testing and microbiology.
The NBC Industry Group created the award to acknowledge young talent’s work with NBC defense.