Jim Kelly was a storyteller. Whether he was explaining the importance of a scientific study or his latest effort to determine the acidity of the dirt in his backyard, Jim always kept it interesting. Jim was a science writer.

At UTMB, Jim was invaluable with his broad knowledge of science, research and his ability to take a complex topic and write about it in a way that anyone could understand. His passion for sharing information and telling stories was contagious. He died unexpectedly on Aug. 27, 2013. To honor his memory, his colleagues have created a special summer program for a high school student to get real, hands-on experience writing about science and research, as Jim did.