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.