ABOUT

The Connecticut Academy
of Science and Engineering

The Connecticut Academy is a non-profit, 501(c)3 institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences to identify and study issues and technological advancements that are or should be of concern to the state of Connecticut. It was founded in 1976 by a Special Act of the Connecticut General Assembly.

The Vision of the Academy is to foster an environment in Connecticut where scientific and technological creativity can thrive and contribute to Connecticut becoming a leading place in the country to live, work and produce for all its citizens, who will continue to enjoy an economic well- being and high quality of life.

Our Mission is to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the State of Connecticut and promote its application to human welfare and economic well-being.

2020

Annual Meeting Sponsors

WELCOME

Baki Cetegen
CASE President

Welcome to the 45th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. I am pleased to join you in this celebration of excellence in science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and technology with the election of 36 new members, one honorary member, two Academy member distinguished service awards, the Connecticut Medal of Technology recipient, and student awards. Although circumstances did not allow us to gather together in person for this celebration, we must not let this opportunity pass to recognize those being honored this year. They represent an incredible group of accomplished people living and working in Connecticut.

I encourage you to explore the specially designed annual meeting website, which will be available for you to revisit over the next few months and share with your colleagues, friends, and family. I am delighted, as I am sure you will be too, to learn about those who are being honored this year. Additionally, on this site you can watch a video presentation on Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, the state’s 2020 Connecticut Medal of Technology awardee, watch the keynote address and presentation of the CASE Paper on COVID-19 pandemic, and hear from the Academy’s inaugural Science & Technology Policy Fellow.

The Academy thanks our sponsors for their generous support and I encourage you, if your circumstances allow, to consider a much-needed donation to the Academy’s operating fund.

With this meeting, I complete my term as President. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve the Academy. I wish my successor, Christine Broadbridge my very best in taking on the responsibilities of the CASE presidency. I am happy to know that the Academy will be in good hands under her leadership.

Baki Cetegen

Baki Cetegen

President, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

United Technologies Chair Professor, UConn

PROGRAM

45th Annual Virtual Meeting

6:00 PM Via Live Meeting
(see recording for your convenience)

  • Welcoming Remarks
  • Annual Meeting Overview
  • CASE Paper
  • Keynote Address

7:00 PM Adjourn Live Meeting to Explore the CASE Annual Meeting Website

  • CASE Annual Meeting Sponsors
  • Welcome, Baki Cetegen, CASE President
  • CASE Paper
  • Keynote Address
  • New Members
  • Honorary Membership
  • Academy Distinguished Service Awards
  • Connecticut Medal of Technology
  • Student Awards
  • CASE – DEEP Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

CASE PAPER

An Adaptive Risk-Based Strategy for Connecticut’s Ongoing COVID-19 Response

The Academy convened a committee of our members and/or members of the National Academies— who collectively represent the diverse areas of science, engineering, technology, and medicine — with the goal of providing for Governor Ned Lamont consideration a unique perspective to consider in the state’s management of this pandemic. The Academy recognized that the decision-making process is, by necessity, conducted in a complex, dynamic environment that requires continuous adaptation to reduce the risks and increase benefit to public health and the economy. Specifically, the Academy recognizes that decisions in this environment are not either/or, but more nuanced and require a deft touch to adapt to changing levels of risk.

This paper was submitted to the Office of the Governor on June 1, 2020, and is also available to the public.

David Parekh

David Parekh, PhD

Project Director for the CASE Paper

Corporate Vice President, Research, and Director, United Technologies Research Center (Retired)

As corporate vice president, Research, and director, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), David Parekh provided global leadership for ...

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Spotlight on Innovation in the 21st Century… Ready or Not?

 

 

Nick Donofrio

Nick Donofrio

IBM Fellow Emeritus and Executive Vice President, Innovation and Technology (Retired)

CASE Member – Elected in 2016

Nick Donofrio is IBM’s former Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology and also was named a Fellow ...

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Dave Ferrucci

Dave Ferrucci

Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist, Elemental Cognition

Director of Artificial Intelligence, Bridgewater Associates

CASE Member – Elected in 2020

David Ferrucci is the founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist at Elemental Cognition and Director of Artificial Intelligence at ...

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2020 NEW CASE MEMBERS

The Bylaws of the Academy provide that members must live or work in Connecticut and are to be elected by the current members on the basis of their accomplishments in science, engineering, and/or technology. Specifically, scientists and engineers may be considered for membership on the basis of fulfillment of either or both of the following criteria:

  • Scientific distinction achieved through significant original contribution in theory or application;
  • Unusual accomplishments in the pioneering of new and developing fields of applied science and technology.

In addition, members of the national academies are automatically considered for membership by resolution of Council.

THE 2020 NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY

Ron Adelman

Ron Adelman

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Director of the Retina and Macula Service, Yale School of Medicine

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Nita Ahuja

Nita Ahuja

William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery; Chair, Department of Surgery; Interim Director, Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine; Interim Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital

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Jinbo Bi

Jinbo Bi

Frederick H. Leonhardt Professor of Computer Science, UConn School of Engineering

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Georgios M. Bollas

Georgios M. Bollas

Professor, Director of UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UConn School of Engineering

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Nancy J. Brown

Nancy J. Brown

Dean, Yale School of Medicine

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Daniel C. Burbank

Daniel C. Burbank

Senior Technical Fellow, Mission Systems, Collins Aerospace

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Daniel D. Burkey

Daniel D. Burkey

Professor in Residence, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Diversity, UConn School of Engineering

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Yang Cao

Yang Cao

Professor and Director, Electrical Insulation Research Center, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute of Materials Science, School of Engineering, UConn

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Igor Cherepinsky

Igor Cherepinsky

Director of Autonomy Programs, Engineering and Technology, Rotary Mission Systems, Sikorsky Aircraft

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CLAUS

Elizabeth B. Claus

Professor, Biostatistics; Director, Medical Research, Yale School of Public Health

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Tanimu P. Deleon

Tanimu P. Deleon

Technical Lead: Human Factors Engineering and CONFORM: Warfighter Performance, Electric Boat Corporation

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Heidi M. Dierssen

Heidi M. Dierssen

Professor of Marine Sciences/Geography, UConn

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Gregory A. Duba

Gregory A. Duba

Staff Engineer – System Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, Electric Boat Corporation

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Erika J. Edwards

Erika J. Edwards

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

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Dave Ferrucci

Dave Ferrucci

Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist, Elemental Cognition; Director of Artificial Intelligence, Bridgewater Associates

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Nilay Hazari

Nilay Hazari

Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Yale University

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Thomas Katsouleas

Thomas C. Katsouleas

President, UConn

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Yehia F. Khalil

Yehia F. Khalil

Associate Director and Program Chief for Product Safety & Reliability, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Space Systems, Collins Aerospace

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Albert I. Ko

Albert I. Ko

Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

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Ramesh B. Malla

Ramesh B. Malla

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, UConn

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Ruth R. Montgomery

Ruth R. Montgomery

Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, Yale School of Medicine

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Rachel J. O'Neill

Rachel J. O’Neill

Professor and Director of the UConn Institute for Systems Genomics, Institute of Systems Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn

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Jose Manuel Otero

José Manuel Otero

Chief Technology Officer and Executive Team Member, Turnstone Biologics

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Ugur Pasaogullari

Ugur Pasaogullari

Professor and Director of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2), Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, UConn

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Peter N. Peduzzi

Peter N. Peduzzi

Professor of Biostatistics, Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, Director, Yale Data Coordinating Center, Yale School of Public Health

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Rafael Perez-Escamilla

Rafael Perez-Escamilla

Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health; Director, Office of Public Health Practice; Director, Global Health Concentration, Yale School of Public Health

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David M. Post

David M. Post

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

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Andreas E. Roelofs

Andreas E. Roelofs

Vice President of Research, UTC and Director, UTRC

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Nenad Sestan

Nenad Sestan

Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, and Professor of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry Executive Director, Genome Editing Center, Yale School of Medicine

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Linda H. Shapiro

Linda H. Shapiro

Professor, Cell Biology; Director, Center for Vascular Biology, UConn School of Medicine

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John P. Shegirian

John P. Shegirian

Staff Engineer, Integrated Power Systems, Electric Boat Corporation

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Scot A. Slimon

Scot A. Slimon

Staff Engineer, Fluid Mechanics, Electric Boat Corporation

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Megan V. Smith

Megan V. Smith

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center Director, Mental Health Outreach for Mothers Partnership Director, Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program, Yale School of Medicine

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Negendra Somanath

Nagendra Somanath

Principle Engineer, Advanced Technology and Preliminary Design, Advanced Concepts & Technology, Pratt & Whitney

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Christian Tschudi

Christian Tschudi

John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

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Paul E. Turner

Paul E. Turner

Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

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HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

The Academy created the category of Honorary Membership in 2009 to recognize individuals not otherwise eligible for membership. Honorary nominees are considered on the basis of outstanding service to the Academy through participation and/or activities in support of the Academy’s vision and mission.

Honorary members are nominated and designated after a 2/3rds vote of the Academy’s Council. Selection of Honorary Members is limited to no more than two individuals per year. Honorary Members shall be entitled to all privileges of membership, except voting and holding elective office.

Matt-Fleury-Website

Matt Fleury

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Connecticut Science Center

Matt Fleury was elected an honorary member of the Academy in recognition of his efforts in support of ...

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ACADEMY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

The Academy’s Governing Council created in July 2009 the Distinguished Service Award for presentation to Academy Members who provide outstanding service to the Academy.

  • The Governing Council nominates candidates for the award;
  • The Executive Committee selects award recipients with the consent of Governing Council; and
  • Awardees are recognized at the Academy’s Annual Meeting; recognition includes the presentation of a plaque in commemoration of the award.
Laura Grabel

Laura B. Grabel

CASE Member – 2007

Professor of Biology, Emerita, and retired Lauren B. Dachs Professor of Science and Society, Wesleyan University.

In recognition of outstanding contributions as a Member of the Academy

Dr. Grabel was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2007), to its governing council in ...

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Regis Matzie

Regis Matzie

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company (ret.)

President, RAMatzie Nuclear Technology Consulting, LLC

In recognition of outstanding contributions as a Member of the Academy

Dr. Matzie was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in 2006, and to its executive ...

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2020 Connecticut
Medal of Technology

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.

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.

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology.

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, is the 2020 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology in recognition of X2 Technology, a generational leap in rotary-wing innovation that enables helicopters to complete tasks traditional helicopters can’t today. X2 Technology consists of an integrated package of technologies that make X2 aircraft faster, more agile, and more maneuverable than other helicopters.

Sikorsky has been a leader in aviation and innovation ever since Igor Sikorsky founded Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corporation in 1923. Sikorsky helicopters have transported every U.S. president since 1957 and have also fulfilled aviation needs across all branches of the military. In 2004, engineers started work on X2 Technology to overcome the speed and stability limitations of prior helicopters. These limits drove Sikorsky engineers to completely rethink the typical design of a helicopter. X2 Technology consists of: counter-rotating rigid rotor blades, fly-by-wire flight controls, hub drag reduction, active vibration control, and an integrated auxiliary propulsion system.

In 2010, Sikorsky’s X2 Technology Demonstrator reached 250 knots, before its final flight the program was honored with a prestigious Collier Award, which recognizes the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America. Sikorsky donated the aircraft to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The Company’s work then shifted to address the U.S. Army’s future vertical lift needs. The S-97 RAIDER is the second X2-based helicopter. Sikorsky’s newest design, RAIDER X is based on this design and will contend for the Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. Sikorsky, in partnership with Boeing, developed the SB>1 DEFIANT, a larger design that is now in flight test and informing the Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. The evolution of X2 Technology through each phase of design and flight test have proven the scalability of this game-changing technology.
“Sikorsky engineers represent the most innovative minds in our industry,” said Dan Schultz, Sikorsky President. “Their passion for excellence continues to expand the boundaries of helicopter speed and maneuverability. I am extremely proud that our team’s work has paved the way to meet the needs of the Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.”

Sikorsky’s engineering and manufacturing expertise is a significant economic force in the state, with currently 7,900 CT-based employees. X2 Technology will directly benefit the state’s economy.

“Connecticut is proud to award the 2020 Connecticut Medal of Technology to Sikorsky,” said Governor Ned Lamont. “Connecticut is home to the nation’s most innovative and talented aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers— and companies like Sikorsky keep us competitive by continuously providing exciting new opportunities for top engineering and science graduates from our state’s colleges and universities. Sikorsky is to be congratulated for their ongoing innovations and commitment to the state of Connecticut and our workforce.”

STUDENT AWARDS

The Connecticut Invention Convention

The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) is a program that seeks to provide the students of Connecticut with opportunities to develop critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills through invention and innovation, instilling the spirit of ingenuity in students today and for the rest of their lives.

The Academy recognizes the following 15 grade-level 7 and 8 students who participated in CIC with certificates of recognition and a $50 certificate for the purchase of scientific equipment, books, or other science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics-related materials. Funding for the Academy’s awards is provided by Academy Member contributions.

ALEXANDER BANEAT

Shelton Intermediate School, Grade 7

IfFOUND

SAHANA BETTEGOWDA

Greens Farm Academy, Grade 7

My Plastic Place

JAMES CROCKER

East Granby Middle School, Grade 7

Lockdown Lookout

ANA-LOIS DAVIS

East Windsor Middle School, Grade 8

CPR Smart Gloves

BRIANNA DEIERLEIN

Newtown Middle School, Grade 8

The Skin Saver

EMILY ELY

Dual Language & Arts Magnet Middle School, Grade 8

WeatherReady Car Protection Kit

SIMON KARPINSKI

Lyme Old Lyme Middle School, Grade 7

JumpSmart

PUMA MARX

Newtown Middle School, Grade 8

Eco-Friendly Waste Elimination System

GENESIS ORTIZ, JR.

Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School, Grade 8

IMPACT

ARIANA POURKAVOOS

Talcott Mountain Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Technology, Grade 7

Dampening, Quantifying, and Recording a Tremor

RONAK RAMESH

Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, Grade 8

Harvesting Energy from Rainwater Using an Archimedes Screw

ANDY SICURANZA

Lyme Old Lyme Middle School, Grade 7

Snowed In

JASPER SOUTHAM

Talcott Mountain Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Technology, Grade 8

The Pathfinder

ANTHONY SZARPA

West Rocks Middle School, Grade 7

Automated Alert

TASNEEM ZOGHOL

Madina Academy, Grade 7

The Electri-Saver

Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Connecticut Area Health Education Center Network and UConn Health (under contract with the National Science Teachers Association). CT’s symposium is part of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. These symposia are effective in enhancing high school student motivation, stimulating original research, and providing the setting for exciting scientific meetings. Mature scientists have often expressed astonishment at the high level of student accomplishment. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed the JSHS program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2019-2020.

The Academy recognizes the following top five oral presenters and their respective schools. Each winner receives a $250 award, a certificate of recognition from the Academy, and their congressional representative; and the science department of the winner’s school receives a plaque and a $500 donation for supplies and equipment. Funding for the Academy’s awards is provided by Academy Member contributions.

1st Place

RACHEL BROOKS

Christian Heritage School, Grade 11

Increased Prevalence of Gastrointestinal, Cardiovascular, and Immunologic Conditions in Hospitalized Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Case-Control Study

2nd Place

SAM FLORIN

Greenwich High School, Grade 11

Decoding Algorithms for Correction of X-Z and Spatially Correlated Errors in Topological Quantum Computing

3rd Place

KENNETH CHOI

Ridgefield High School, Grade 11

Towards Privacy-Preserving Intelligence: Differential Privacy in Machine Learning

4th Place

ASHLEY GRANQUIST

William H. Hall High School, Grade 12

Multiwavelength Identification of Black Hole Candidates in M13

5th Place

SHUN SAKAI

Greenwich High School, Grade 12

Portable, Simple Filtration of V. Cholerae Infected Water using Electrified, Silver-SWCNT Nanostructures within a Sari-Cloth Textile

Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, Urban School Challenge, Middle School

The Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, Urban School Challenge Program is designed to increase the participation and success of students in the fair from Connecticut’s priority districts. These students receive additional support through the program, including an opportunity to apply for $500 mini-grant support for transportation, laboratory equipment and/or supplies, field equipment, and display supplies and printing.

The Academy recognizes the Urban School Challenge – Middle School Winner. The student receives from the Academy a $250 award, a certificate of recognition from the Academy and their congressional representative; and the science department of the winner’s school receives a plaque and a $500 donation for supplies and equipment. Funding support for the program, including the student awards, is provided by Academy Member contributions, including donations to the Academy’s endowment fund.

SnSNIGTHA MOHANRAJ

Engineering and Science University Magnet School, Grade 7

Effectiveness of the Organic Polymers for Removing Microplastic in an Aqueous Solution

Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, Urban School Challenge, High School, H. Joseph Gerber Award of Excellence

The Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, Urban School Challenge Program is designed to increase the participation and success of students in the fair from Connecticut’s priority districts. These students receive additional support through the program, including an opportunity to apply for $500 mini-grant support for transportation, laboratory equipment and/or supplies, field equipment, and display supplies and printing.

The Academy recognizes the Urban School Challenge – High School Winner with the H. Joseph Gerber Award of Excellence. This award is a tribute to Joe Gerber’s contributions as a leader in Connecticut business and technology innovation and is meant to serve as an inspiration for Connecticut’s young scientists. Joe Gerber was the recipient of the National Medal of Technology and the Connecticut Medal of Technology, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the founder of Gerber Scientific.

The winner is a team of two students. Each will receive a $500 award, a plaque, certificates of recognition from the Academy and their congressional representative, and a book on the life of H. Joseph Gerber, “The Inventor’s Dilemma – The Remarkable Life of H. Joseph Gerber,” authored by his son, David Gerber; and the science department of the winner’s school receives a plaque and a $500 donation for supplies and equipment. Funding support for the program, including the student awards, is provided by Academy Member contributions, including donations to the Academy’s endowment fund.

Johnathan Bell, Grade 12
Devesh Kakkar, Grade 12

Academy of Aerospace and Engineering

Augmentation of Urban Wind Energy Harvesters to Increase Electrical Power Generation and Environmental Protections

Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, Life and Physical Sciences, Senior Division, H. Joseph Gerber Medal of Excellence

The H. Joseph Gerber Medal Excellence is awarded to the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair’s top winners of the Life and Physical Sciences Senior Division.

The H. Joseph Gerber Medal of Excellence is a tribute to Joe Gerber’s contributions as a leader in Connecticut business and technology innovation and is meant to serve as an inspiration for Connecticut’s young scientists. Joe Gerber was the recipient of the National Medal of Technology and the Connecticut Medal of Technology, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the founder of Gerber Scientific.

Each student will receive a $1000 award, a symbolic solid silver H. Joseph Gerber Medal of Excellence, certificates of recognition from the Academy and their congressional representative, and a book on the life of H. Joseph Gerber, “The Inventor’s Dilemma – The Remarkable Life of H. Joseph Gerber,” authored by his son, David Gerber; and the science department of the winner’s school receives a plaque and a $500 donation for supplies and equipment. Funding support for the program, including the student awards, is provided by Academy Member contributions, including donations to the Academy’s endowment fund.

Life Science Winner

PATRICIA JOSEPH

Engineering and Science University Magnet School, Grade 10

Comparative Analysis of the Mitigation and Emissions Rates of Volatile-Organic Compounds in Various Ornamental Plants Using a Monitored Environment

Physical Science Winner

ABIGAIL SLANSKI

Amity Regional High School, Grade 12

Using an Automated Coating System to Optimize Nitric Oxide Release Patterns of Antibacterial Catheters

INAUGURAL CASE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP

In 2017, CASE received one of nine planning grants awarded by the California Council for Science and Technology (CCST) in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Simons Foundation. The grants supported state-level planning for the implementation of a science and technology policy fellowship program, with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and CCST Policy Fellowship Programs as successful models from which to build. The fellowships provide opportunities for scientists, physicians, and engineers with PhD’s or equivalent terminal degrees to contribute their skills and knowledge to the development of science-related public policies while simultaneously learning about the public policy process.

CASE began the planning phase by establishing a Fellowship Advisory Committee that included representatives from state government, former and current fellows, CASE Members, and foundations. The committee provided guidance for the development of the program.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provided the first opportunity to place a CASE Fellow. After a competitive selection process, Dr. Anna Hagstrom agreed to serve as the Inaugural Fellow of CASE and began a two-year fellowship at DEEP in spring 2019. As an integral member of DEEP’s per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) team. Betsy Wingfield, Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality at DEEP, shared that Dr. Hagstrom’s fellowship provides her agency with the advantage of a skilled and talented resource on site to apply to an issue that is expanding every day. And, “I also love the fact that we are working to integrate science and policy — and helping to develop the next generation of environmental leaders.”

Hagstrom-website

Anna L. Hagstrom, Phd

Inaugural CASE Science and Technology Policy Fellow

PFAS & Emerging Contaminants Policy, Remediation Division, Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse, DEEP

As the inaugural CASE Science and Technology Fellow, I have spent the past two years working for the ...

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