CMB Alum Kelly Tyrrell Wins National Association of Science Writers Award

Kelly April Tyrrell of University Communications won the National Association of Science Writers’ 2019 Excellence in Institutional Writing Award, for “Origins”, a series about UW research efforts in South Africa.

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Kelly Tyrrell / PHOTO: Bryce Richter

Photographer Jeff Miller and video Producer Justin Bomberg also contributed to “Origins,” which looked at the origins of life on Earth, the origins of galaxies in the universe and the origins of humankind.

The award, in the long-form category, will be presented on Oct. 26, during the ScienceWriters2019 meeting in State College, Pa.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work we performed as a team to produce Origins, the most ambitious storytelling project University Communications has undertaken in a long time, and I’m grateful for the opportunity,” said Tyrrell, a science writer and interim director of research communication at the University Communications.”I’m also honored to be recognized by the National Association of Science Writers for the hard work that public information officers and institutional science writers like me put in day in and day out to share critical science with the public.”

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