The Connecticut Medal of Technology, the state’s highest honor for technologic achievement, is awarded to individuals, teams, and companies/non-profits or divisions of companies/non-profits for their outstanding contributions to the economic, environmental, and social well-being of Connecticut and the nation through the promotion of technology, technological innovation, or the development of the technological workforce.
This year at the suggestion of the 2020 CT Medal of Technology Selection committee, the state of Connecticut at the direction of the Office of the Governor approved awarding two medalists, one for an individual and one for a team, company/non-profit, or divisions of companies/non-profits.
The Connecticut Medals of Science and Technology are awarded in alternate years by the state of Connecticut. The Connecticut Medals are modeled after the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation awarded annually by the president of the United States.
This award is bestowed by the state of Connecticut, with the assistance of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
Craig M. Crews, the John C. Malone Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Management, Yale University has been selected as the 2022 individual recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology.
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) has been selected as the 2022 non-profit recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology.
“Dr. Crews and CCAT are proof yet again of our state’s incredible science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical talent and resources. The awarding of these medals is a positive and gratifying reminder that even though our state is small demographically and geographically, we are a significant force as a global technology leader propelled by our research community, companies, skilled workforce, and a laser focus on accelerating long-lasting and equitable economic development in Connecticut,” Governor Ned Lamont said. “On behalf of the entire state, I want to thank Professor Crews and Ron Angelo and his team at CCAT for helping to make Connecticut the great state we know it is — and congratulate them both on receiving Connecticut’s highest honor for technological achievement.”