PORTLAND, Ore. June 29, 2007— This
week, the Pacific Northwest Research Station learned that its 2005
Science Accomplishments report received an award of “Excellence” in
the Society for Technical Communication’s (STC) 2005-2006
International Technical Publications Competition. It is the first
Station publication to receive an international communication honor.
" I am proud of the outstanding publications produced by the
Station's Communications and Applications Program (CAP),” said
Bov Eav, Station Director. “The
program manager, Cynthia Miner, and her staff excel in presenting scientific
information in a way that is easy to understand and enjoyable to read.”
Station produces a Science Accomplishments report each year to highlight
new research findings and products generated by its scientists. The
primary goal is to make the scientific work of the Station accessible
to its many audiences, including land managers and policymakers.
“ The report reflects the accomplishments of so many people, from our scientists
to our writers, editors, and graphic artists,” said Frank Vanni, CAP’s
publishing team leader. “It is a true team effort.”
The STC is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated
to technical communicators, with more than 18,000 members and 150
chapters. Its annual competition
showcases publications from all over the world representing several
different categories, including printed and online materials and
The panel of judges that reviewed 2005 Science Accomplishments lauded
both its presentation and content.
" The text was compelling and held my attention all the way
judge wrote. “It truly meets the needs of the audience and
is very well done."
Earlier this year, 2005 Science Accomplishments
won a “Distinguished” award
from the STC’s Puget Sound Chapter, which qualified it for
entry into the international competition. The report was one of
only a handful
that received the rating, which is reserved for publications demonstrating
the highest level of excellence.
To view the Station’s Science
Accomplishments reports online, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/accomplishments.shtml.
The Pacific Northwest Research Station is headquartered in Portland,
Ore. It has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Oregon,
about 500 employees.