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USDA Forest Service | Pacific Northwest Research Station - Award Announcement

PNW Research Station’s accomplishment report receives international accolades

 

 

USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station

Portland, OR: June 29, 2007

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Media assistance: Yasmeen Sands, (206) 450-0319, ysands@fs.fed.us

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.”


The Station produces a Science Accomplishments report each year to highlight new research findings and products generated by its scientists. The report’s 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 art.
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 through,” one 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 of 130 publications 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, and Washington and about 500 employees.

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