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UCAR Writer Wins Technical Communication Award

July 6, 2004

BOULDER — David Hosansky, a writer and editor at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), recently received an Excellence award from the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The award is part of STC's annual technical communication competitions program, which highlights the best examples of the art and science of technical communication internationally. Each year STC presents more
than 250 awards in 58 categories.

Hosansky received an Excellence award in the "Informational Materials" category of STC's international technical publications competition for a brochure titled "Picturing Climate's Complexity: Community Climate System Model." The brochure describes one of the most powerful computer models in the world used to study the past and future of Earth’s climate. It was developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research with input from scientists around the country.

Hosansky came to UCAR’s communications office in June 2001. He had previously worked as a freelance writer and editor covering science and the environment, and he wrote a book, “The Environment A to Z.” A former magazine and newspaper reporter, he covered the federal government for Congressional Quarterly and state and local government for the Florida Times-Union. He has won two public service awards and was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Hosansky holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

The Society for Technical Communication is a professional organization for technical writers, editors, illustrators, managers, and educators. It is the largest professional organization in this field, with more than 23,000 members in 153 chapters worldwide. Information about STC and its programs can be found at the STC Web site: www.stc.org. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is a consortium of 68 universities offering Ph.Ds in the atmospheric and related sciences. UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the UCAR Office of Programs.


The National Center for Atmospheric Research and UCAR Office of Programs are operated by UCAR under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation and other agencies. Opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any of UCAR's sponsors.

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