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Competition Winners

2011-2012 Technical Communication Summit Awards Winners

STC WDCB 2011-2012 Competitions Best of Show RibbonSTC WDCB 2011-2012 Competitions Winner Ribbon

Congratulations to all the winners in the STC Washington, DC - Metro Baltimore Chapter Summit Technical Communication Competition!

The winners receive their awards at the 2011 Competition Summit Awards Celebration on 21 March 2012.

Winners of our local competitions are entitled to display the appropriate STC WDCB Competition Award Ribbons.

Entry Statistics Award Breakdown
Total entries: 31
Total award winners: 26
Distinguished: 4
(includes 1 Best of Show)
Excellence: 5
(includes 1 Best Student Entry)
Merit: 17

Winners of the 2011-2012 Distinguished Technical Communication Award and the 2011-2012 Excellence Award in the local chapter may go on to the International Technical Communication Summit Awards Competition. Winning entries in that competition are presented at the annual STC Technical Summit in May.

A gold star marks the winning entries in the International Competition. Seven entries from our chapter won STC International Competition awards this year.

We are pleased to present the lists of winners for our local competition.

Entry title Contributors Company
Best of Show
Virtual Worlds: A New Universe for Education, Patient Care, and More Julie Tilley, Brian Kaihoi, and Donald E. Tepper American Physical Therapy Association
Best Student Entry
Teknos: The Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology   gold star Rachel Chuang, Esther Wang, Allison Wang, Zeming Lin, Pali Singh, Melanie Kim, Jacqueline Speiser; Stephanie Melendez Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Distinguished Technical Communication
An entry that wins an award of Distinguished Technical Communication is clearly superior in all areas. The entry contains no major flaws and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly the way that it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.
Remote Tank Level Monitoring System Executive Summary   gold star Sarah Lichtner, Jared Kosters, Brandon Robinson (PERC) Nexight Group
Securing Tomorrow’s Grid   gold star Lindsay Kishter, Jack Eisenhauer, Darren Highfill (UtiliSec) Nexight Group
Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research: A Long-Term Vision   gold star Jennifer Bownas, Kris Christen, Holly Haun Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pictures of the Future   gold star Arthur Pease Siemens A.G.
An entry that wins an award of Excellence consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.
Foundations for Innovation: Photovoltaic Technologies for the 21st Century Joan Pellegrino, Graphics Department (Energetics), Teresa Kowalczyk Energetics
Returning Your HughesNet HN9000 or HN9200 Leased Equipment   gold star William J. Hagen Hughes Network Systems
DCEG Linkage website Elaine Garber, Samantha Fox, Laura Sobrado Palladian Partners
Teknos, The Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology   gold star Rachel Chuang, Esther Wang, Allison Wang, Zeming Lin, Pali Singh, Melanie Kim, Jacqueline Speiser, Stephanie Melendez Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
COSIG Lessons Learned Series   gold star Tina Marshall, Jenifer Urff, Susan Hills, Shelly McGeorge, Julienne Giard, Claudia Bepko, Julie Pearson Westat
An entry that wins a Merit award consistently meets high standards in most areas. The entry might contain a small number of major or minor flaws, but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.
Department of Energy Genomic Science Program Sheryl Martin, Marissa Mills, Darren Hughes Oak Ridge National Laboratory
How Technology is Being Used in PT and PTA Education Michele Wojciechowski, Donald E. Tepper American Physical Therapy Association
“Coming Soon” Help Center for Samuel Felice, Lue Gils UNATION
Case study: Propane-fueled combined heat and power at the Kauai Marriott Valerie Riedel, Graphics Department (Energetics), Sarah Lichtner Energetics
Implementing 21st Century Manufacturing: Workshop Summary Report Joan Pellegrino, Paget Donnelly, Julie Chappell Energetics
DDCAT Toolkit Heather Gotham, Ron Claus, PhD., Julienne Giard Westat
Coding, Grouping, Editing, and Reimbursement Library Lisa Devashrayee-Oaks, Nathan Massie, Hydee Clayton 3M Health Information Systems
Initiative to Address Complex Systems Failure: Prevention and Mitigation of Consequences Lindsay Pack, Ross Brindle, Allian Pratt, ASME Nexight Group
Electric Power Industry Needs for Grid-Scale Storage Applications Sarah Lichtner, Ross Brindle, Warren Hunt, TMS Nexight Group
Exceptional Software Strategies Inc. Newsletter Jaime Williams, Jessica Becker, Rebecca Popka Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc.
Exceptional Software Strategies Inc. Website Rebecca Popka, Thomas Olson, TJ Pawlikowski Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc.
SIMATIC PROFINET – PROFINET with STEP 7 V11 Peter Neumeier Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC Industrial PC – Operating Instructions IPC547D Ingo Nicklas. Mathias Grosse, Bernhard Zeitz Siemens A.G
SIMATIC Industrial PC – Operating Instructions IPC227D Ingo Nicklas, Mathias Grosse, Bernhard Zeitz Siemens A.G.
Getting Started SIMATIC Safety V11 Christian Flierl Siemens A.G.
PROFINET First Steps – Designing a PROFINET IO System Peter Neumeier, Dr. Eberhard Schmid, Karl-Heinz Busch Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC Mobile Panels Tutorial Maik Boche Siemens A.G.
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