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Competition Winners

2001-2002 Technical Communication Award Competition Winners

Each year, the Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter conducts the Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award Competition for high school students in grades 10-12. This local competition supports excellence in technical communication at the high school level and encourages the next generation to consider technical writing as a career goal. The best papers win cash awards: $1000 for Distinguished, $500 for Excellence, $300 for Merit, and $50 for Honorable Mention. The papers are judged in terms of their objectivity, clarity, overall impact, and the extent to which the significance of the topic is shown.

The local competitions are held in the fall. The top winners are entered in the International Student Technical Writing Competition (ISTWC), which takes place in February. This competition provides a unique avenue for international recognition. Awards in the international competition are $1000 for Distinguished, $500 for Excellence, $300 for Merit, and a certificate for Honorable Mention.
A gold star marks the winning entries in the International Competition.

Congratulations to all the student writers who won awards in the Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter's Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award Competition!

Student Grade Subject School Teacher
Distinguished
Daniel Kim   Investigating the Electrochemical Properties of Lithium/Carbon Monofluoride Batteries
Subject Area: Chemistry
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, MD
Ms. Jonetta M. Russell
Excellence
Elyssa Gelmann   Net-spinning caddisflies as ecosystem engineers: The effects of Hydropsyche depravata on stream substrate stability during floods gold star
Subject Area: Stream Ecology
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, MD
Ms. Jonetta M. Russell
Merit
Alexey Rostapshov   Determining 3-D Structures of Macromolecular Complexes Using Electron Microscopy and Protein docking: development, Refinement, and Parallelization of the DCORR Method gold star
Subject Area: Structural Biology
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, MD
Ms. Jonetta M. Russell
Honorable Mention
Matthew Carson   Determining an Algorithm for Autonomous Robot Docking using Robot Mobility and Agent Collaboration
Subject Area: Robotics
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, MD
Ms. Jonetta M. Russell
Ruben Galbraith   Effects of Range, Cross Range, Image Shifting, Pixel Error, and Occlusion on Accuracy of Internal and Silhouette Automatic Target Recognition Algorithms
Subject Area: Computer Science
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, MD
Ms. Jonetta M. Russell
Arielle Kuiper   Living in the Clone Age
Subject Area: Human Biology
W. T. Woodson High School
Fairfax, VA
Mr. George Crump

For more information, contact Betty Montgomery, Education Committee Manager, at
301-622-4912 (home), 301-601-4694 (work), (Secretary: 301-601-0302), 301-601-0308 (fax) or by e-mail at

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