CASE Welcomes Karen Cohen as Associate Director

Karen Cohen, Associate Director, CASEEast Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) is pleased to announce that Karen Cohen has joined CASE as Associate Director. Cohen comes with more than 30 years of writing and communications experience.

Most recently, she was content manager at Kelser Corporation in Glastonbury, developing website content for the managed IT services company. Previously she owned and managed her own company, The Write Stuff, LLC, for more than 20 years, where she wrote and edited materials for corporate, academic, and nonprofit customers on subjects ranging from technology to business to human-interest.

She also held positions in various communications roles at several business units of United Technologies Corporation (now RTX).

At CASE, Cohen will primarily handle membership responsibilities for the 460+-member organization, Academy communications and serve as staff liaison for the ten technical boards. She will support CASE’s Governing Council, including the executive, membership, nominating, and broadening participation, equity and inclusion committees. Additionally, she will support the Academy’s student awards and recognition program, the Connecticut Medals of Science and Technology process, the Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program, and technology and science projects on behalf of the state and its residents.

Cohen’s previous experience will complement the Academy’s mission of service and fostering STEM education and accessibility for all, promoting the interest and experience of science and engineering for everyone in the state, especially young people.

A Connecticut native, Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of St. Joseph.


The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering was chartered by the General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being.