The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology would like to congratulate Dr. Carol Teschke for her recent election to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)
The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering was established in 1976 by Special Act of the Connecticut General Assembly to fulfill a need for authoritative and organized technical advice for state government. CASE is a non-profit institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences.
CASE members are elected based on recognition of their scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields, and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, public service, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence.
The mission of the Academy is to ‘provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic wellbeing.’
One of the principal purposes of the Academy is to provide science and technology information and advice, usually by performing studies, on public policy issues upon request of a government agency, the General Assembly, or in some instances, private organizations. The Academy produces a publication called The Bulletin, which features articles on new developments in science and technology around the state.
Additional Academy activities include awards to student winners of science competitions, such as the CT Science and Engineering Fair, the CT Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and the CT Invention Convention, and also on behalf of the state of Connecticut the Connecticut Medal of Science and the Connecticut Medal of Technology.