The Academy sponsors, supports, or participates in several special activities in response to the mandate of its Charter to: “… promote interest in science and engineering on the part of the public, especially young people.”  This includes a middle and high school student award and recognition program.  Currently, students honored by the Academy include the top winners of the CT Science and Engineering Fair, including the fair’s Urban School Challenge Program and the CT Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.  Additionally, the Academy recognizes fifteen middle school students from the CT Invention Convention.